Harlem in the 1860s


# 8 DID YOU KNOW that Italy invaded Sicily in 1860? Lots of citizens fled to the US and settled in Harlem. At one time it had the largest Italian population in the US? After the Civil War, which all but wiped out an entire generation of young men in the South, recruiters combed the streets of Harlen looking for workers and offering jobs to anyone willing to move south.

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