This book examines return migration to Italy from the United States from 1870 to 1929. A large number of Italians did not intend to settle permanently in the United States. Rather, they emigrated temporarily to the United States to make money in order to buy land in Italy. The book documents the flow back to Italy of individuals and remittances and discusses the strategies used by returnees in investing American savings.
This book examines return migration to Italy from the United States from 1870 to 1929.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-272) and index.
Acknowledgments; Introduction: emigration and the process of national integration; 1. The difficult task of national integration; 2. A blueprint for change; 3. The southern ethos; 4. The national debate; 5. Return migration; 6. American remittances; 7. Investing American savings; 8. regional differences; 9. Return and retirement; Conclusion: national integration and return migration; Notes; Index.
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