Congressional Edition Volume 5682
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...meet the bank's demands with the same promptness. In spite of the quantities of wine and other liquors which the Italians use there is very little intoxication, and the settlement is so far removed from the village that the townsmen are never disturbed by Italian celebrations. In the past five years, only one arrest is recorded, and this man was arrested for selling wine of his own manufacture. THE SECOND GENERATION. Many of the children of Italian parentage have moved away when they reached the age of 21. The European idea that the children under age should remain at home, working outside or at home and contributing their earnings to the family, prevails in this locality; in only a few cases do we find children under 21 working for themselves, away from home. As these children branch out they go into various occupations; some go to New York and secure employment as waiters in restaurants or clerks in department stores, and others are dressmakers or milliners. A neighboring woolen mill furnishes occupation for a few, these helping on the farms during the dull season in the mills. The opportunity to go to Hartford frequently and visit the Italians in that city and to mix more or less with Americans has caused the Italians in this district to become quite thoroughly Americanized. It is only a matter of one or two generations before it will be hard to tell where the Italian ends and the American begins. It will take the same length of time to determine whether the coming generation will make prosperous, successful, desirable citizens and keep up the good work their fathers have begun. STATISTICAL DATA FOR SELECTED FAMILIES. The table next presented shows the development of 12 typical families regarding the amount of land first purchased, ...
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- 01 Apr 2013
- Miami Fl, United States
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