History of the Italians in Mississippi

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Since the 19th century Italian people have been located in cities and towns in Mississippi. The first Italians who visited Mississippi came in explorations conducted by the French and Spanish governments. In the 19th century, many Italians entered the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana and traveled onwards to Mississippi.[1] Over 100 immigrants lived in Mississippi as the American Civil War started. In the late 19th century Italian immigration increased in the United States.[2]


  1. ^ "Italians in Mississippi." Mississippi Historical Society. Retrieved on August 10, 2010.
  2. ^ Magnaghi, Russell M. "Italians." Mississippi Encyclopedia, University of Mississippi. Retrieved on August 10, 2010.

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