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Italian Migrants and the Land Virtual Webinar

Saturday, May 22 @ 11 am PST – Caffe Culturale will host historian Vincenza Scarpaci who will present on “Italian Migrants and the Land.” Thousands of Italians migrated to the US, most of them from rural villages. They came for work and settled wherever they found employment, usually not in agricultural jobs. How did they translate their rural lifestyles to urban/industrial America? What strategies enabled them to retain their relationship to the land? Some became grocers, and greengrocers. A minority, who settled in some “unlikely places“ became farmers, truck farmers, tenant farmers or migrant farm workers. These few produced fresh vegetables, introducing new kinds to the public. This virtual webinar is FREE.

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