Aboard the Fabre Line to Providence. Immigration to Rhode by Patrick T. Conley, William Jr. Jennings

By Patrick T. Conley, William Jr. Jennings

In anera while immigration was once at its height, the Fabre Line provided the onlytransatlantic path to southern New England. one in all its most crucial ports wasin windfall, Rhode Island. approximately eighty-four thousand immigrants wereadmitted to the rustic among the years 1911 and 1934. nearly one in 9 ofthese participants elected to settle in Rhode Island after touchdown in Providence,amounting to round 11 thousand new citizens. every one of these immigrantswere from Portugal and Italy, and the Fabre Line stored up a brisk and successfulbusiness. although, either the road and the households hoping for a brand new existence facedmajor hindrances within the type of international struggle I, the immigration restrict legislation ofthe Twenties, and the nice melancholy. subscribe to authors Patrick T. Conley and WilliamJ. Jennings Jr. as they chronicle the heritage of the Fabre Line and its position inbringing new citizens to the sea kingdom.

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This ship should not be confused with the larger and more noteworthy Patria, built by Fabre in 1913, that became a frequent visitor to Providence. In 1887, establishing what might be termed the French connection, the company instituted Marseilles–New Orleans service, a run that continued until 1903. Despite the death of its entrepreneurial founder at the age of fifty-eight on March 8, 1896, the Fabre Line continued to grow and prosper. British, German and Italian steamship companies running between the Mediterranean and New York placed increasing numbers of ships in service during the opening years of the twentieth century.

Cargo of the Fabre Line Fore and Aft: A Summation Appendix Notes Bibliography About the Authors PREFACE I had originally hoped to write this preface at State Pier Number 1 on Providence Harbor, where the Fabre Line vessels docked for so many years. When I arrived there on September 13, 1974, however, I found that the gates had been locked and that my intention had been thwarted. I then moved southward down the harbor to an open spot on the waterfront where I could write. I had visited the old pier earlier that year and had thought, at the time, that it would afford an interesting and significant setting in which this preface could be written.

Disruptions of War: 1914–1918 4. Revival and Repression: 1919–1921 5. The Quota Years: 1921–1925 6. Steaming into History: 1926–1934 7. Passengers and Their Places of Settlement 8. Cargo of the Fabre Line Fore and Aft: A Summation Appendix Notes Bibliography About the Authors PREFACE I had originally hoped to write this preface at State Pier Number 1 on Providence Harbor, where the Fabre Line vessels docked for so many years. When I arrived there on September 13, 1974, however, I found that the gates had been locked and that my intention had been thwarted.

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