TODAY, CLASS, WE have a break from Ebony History Month to commemorate the thing I’m dubbing Italian- American History Day. The observance is motivated because of the perpetual lack of knowledge of non-Italian People in the us — whom probably heated up to “Goodfellas” — in regards to the genuine contributions of Italian-Americans towards the country.
I have stated it before. Here is the nutshell Hollywood type of Italian-American history once more: there is never ever been an Italian who had beenn’t additionally a Mafiaso. The real record might surprise and delight you.
First, let us explain that America’s Italian immigrants were not always considered white. Documents reveal that when you look at the construction of aqueducts and reservoirs from 1890-1893, Italian immigrant laborers had been in the low end of this wage scale. In reality, there have been three classifications for employees. If perhaps you were “common work, white” you’ve got $1.30 to $1.50 for the 10-hour time. (더 보기…)