Images of America: Italians in West Virginia offers a new understanding of how immigrant laborers and their communities shaped the states regional history. Shortly after its secession from Virginia, West Virginia appointed an immigration officer to handle the wave of antebellum immigrant laborers entering the state to work in agriculture, forestry, railway construction, and the coal industries. In 1910, there were 13,286 Italians in West Virginia; in 1920, there were 14,167. This volume has over 200 photographs that have ...

Italians in West Virginia 2011, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

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