Italians in Detroit (Paperback)

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People of Italian descent have been present in Detroit since Alfonso Tonti, second-in-command to Antoine Cadillac, participated in the founding of the city in 1701. By the close of the 19th century, the trickle of Italian immigrants had become a torrent, as thousands rushed to the growing industrial center. Settling on the lower east side, the community grew rapidly, especially north and east into Macomb County. Italians in Detroit did not remain in a "little Italy," but mingled with the diverse population of the city. Through a combination of hard work and strong family and community ties, the Italians of Detroit have achieved their dreams of a better life. They have met the challenges of living in a new land while nurturing the culture of the old country. The challenge that remains is to nurture a love of
heritage among young Italian Americans as the immigrant generation fades.

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Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738539850
SKU 202071716
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738539856
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.5L x 0.5T
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Editors Note People of Italian descent have been present in Detroit since Alfonso Tonti, second-in-command to Antoine Cadillac, participated in the founding of the city in 1701. By the close of the 19th century, the trickle of Italian immigrants had become a torrent, as thousands rushed to the growing industrial center. Settling on the lower east side, the community grew rapidly, especially north and east into Macomb County. Italians in Detroit did not remain in a ?little Italy,? but mingled with the diverse population of the city. Through a combination of hard work and strong family and community ties, the Italians of Detroit have achieved their dreams of a better life. They have met the challenges of living in a new land while nurturing the culture of the old country. The challenge that remains is to nurture a love of<br><br>heritage among young Italian Americans as the immigrant generation fades.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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