For some years, I have been intrigued about where immigrants settled in American and why. Here is an excerpt from my recent piece in GoLodcalProv
They landed here because of a social principal called chain migration; not a new term by any means. Friends and relatives wrote to them, “Come to this place (RI) in America where you can speak the same language (regional dialect) and be understood. The stores carry the same things as in our village. People will help.” All four of my grandparents made Federal Hill their first stop but hardly the last.
So much courage in doing what they did, in braving so much that was unknown. Read of it here;
Thank you, grandparents, for giving us the opportunity.