Global Geography of ‘Little Italy’: Italian Neighbourhoods in Comparative Perspective

  title={Global Geography of ‘Little Italy’: Italian Neighbourhoods in Comparative Perspective},
  author={Donna Gabaccia},
  journal={Modern Italy},
  pages={9 - 24}
  • D. Gabaccia
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • History
  • Modern Italy
Between 1870 and 1970 the migration of 26 million people from Italy produced an uneven geography of Little Italies worldwide. Migrants initially clustered residentially in many lands, and their festivals, businesses, monuments and practices of everyday life also attracted negative commentary everywhere. But neighbourhoods labelled as Little Italies came to exist almost exclusively in North America and Australia. Comparison of Italy's migrants in the three most important former ‘settler colonies… 

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