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Irish and Italian Immigration relations

bettabreeder
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3/16/2014 8:19:54 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
So Saint Patrick's day is tomorrow and I'm here to teach you how my Italian ancestors dealed with Irishmen in the fight for Jobs.

Anti-Italianism- is racial terms used by other immigrants, mainly Irish in the fight for jobs In the Eastern USA
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My ancestors came to the United States from Southern Italy in the early 1900's, the same time the Irish did. We both found the United States as a great place for jobs in the Factories. Hate between both Irish and Italians grew to find jobs. Riots were frequent and hanging of both ethic group.

One of the worst lynchings in American History was before the Civil War in New Orleans. They city was a melting pot for both ethic groups but the Irish were outnumbered. In the Night several Irish men dragged the Italians outside of there homes and were hanged in front of all the Irishmen.

In the 1920's in Boston two Italians were declared guilty in for murder. The judge were Irish and called them guilty and the Italian were sent to death.

In Pittsburgh There was a riot between the ethic groups that worked in the steel mills. There were not deaths but there were changes in how we though between each other.
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So next time you want to get drunk on Saint Patty's day, remember that none of these lynchings and deaths were started by the Italians, remember the deaths and racism of both ethic groups

Happy Saint Patrick's day
From a Proud Italian,
BettaBreeder
Slavery exists. It is black in the South, and white in the North. - Andrew Johnson
Adam2
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3/16/2014 8:33:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The Scots-Irish were the ones lynching people. The Irish -- it's hard to say... but I think it was mostly the Scots-Irish (along with Scandinavians)
Adam2
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3/16/2014 8:35:23 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Was it really the Irish lynching them or was it the Scots-Irish (who are lowland Scots and northern English), who are also the northern Irish?