Italians in New Orleans

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Italians in New Orleans

Between 1850 and 1870, New Orleans boasted the largest Italian-born population of any city in the United States. Its early Italian immigrants included musicians, business leaders, and diplomats. Sadly, in 1891, 11 members of the large Sicilian settlement in New Orleans were victims of the largest mass lynching in American history. However, by 1910, the city's French Quarter was a "Little Palermo" with Italian entrepreneurs, laborers, and restauranteurs dominating the scene. 

ISBN: 9780738516929

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Date: 10/20/2004

State: Louisiana

Series: Images of America

Images: 200

Pages: 128

Dimensions: 6.5(w) x9.25(h)

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