Image from page 78 of “South American neighbors..” (1916)
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Title: South American neighbors..
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Authors: Stuntz, Homer C. [from old catalog]
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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EUROPEAN IMMIGRANT GIRLS PICKING GRAPESITALIAN IMMIGRANTS SHOWING THEIR PRODUCTS SOME SOCIAL FACTORS 53 The extreme eastern shoulder of Brazil is less thanthree days by fast steamer from the west coast ofAfrica. They cross in sailing ships. In some partsof northern Brazil they still speak the dialects used inAfrican villages and worship the images which claimedtheir devotions in their own land. They find theclimate congenial, and Brazil offers them a socialstatus and a door of economic opportunity which werenot theirs before coming. Italians are swarming into southern Brazil andArgentina. There are nearly five hundred thousandItalians in Buenos Aires and its immediate suburbs.Northern Italy sends more immigrants to SouthAmerica than to the United States. They are a hardierand more adaptable people than those from SouthernItaly and they find the bracing climate of Argentinaand the boundless opportunities there exactly suited tothem. These Italian immigrants are making money.They pass r
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