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Sep092013

PADRONES AND PREJUDICE

The Courier, May 25, 1901 - On historical grounds, every Italian should feel as much at home on American soil as the Anglo Saxon. Columbus was a Genoese; John Cabot, the discoverer of the continent of North America, was born in Venice; Verazzano, who sailed into New York harbor nearly a hundred years before the coming of Henry Hudson, was a Florentine. About a hundred thousand Italians per annum are now arriving in the port of New York. "It has long been known that on account of a specially dependent temperament, on account of polyglot dialects, (more)

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