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Immigrants, Migrants and the Making of New York – St. Frances X. Cabrini Shrine
October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
For centuries, immigrants and migrants have provided the labor that drives New York City’s economy, the families that fill its neighborhoods, and the creativity that animates its culture.
Join us at the Shrine at 7 pm (or streamed on our Facebook page) for an illustrated lecture by Robert W. Snyder, Manhattan Borough Historian and professor emeritus at Rutgers University, (photo above) about the generations of new arrivals who have made and remade New York, from the nineteenth century (when Mother Cabrini arrived from Italy) to the present. The lecture will devote special attention to what recent census figures tell us about the enduring importance of immigrants and migrants in New York City.
Robert W. Snyder is author of many books including Crossing Broadway: Washington Heights and the Promise of New York and the coauthor of All the Nations Under Heaven: Immigrants, Migrants and the Making of New York. He is a member of the New York Academy of History.