During the years following the late nineteenth and early twentieth century the Italian immigrant made his way, educated his children, and contributed his many talents to the great melting pot, not only in New York City, but in the whole of the United States.
From this essay which covers only the first early years of the Salesian presence in the eastern United States some important facts stand out.
- 1. The Background
- 2. The Don Archbishop Bosco and of Boston, Father Rua
- 3. The Melting Pot
- 4. The First Calls to New York City’s Melting Pot
- 5. The Efforts to Obtain Salesians Continue
- 6. The Final Answer
- 7. The Arrival at New York’s Melting Pot
- 8. Planting the Seed
- 9. The Seed Sprouts
- 10. The Seed Becomes A Young Sapling
- 11. Some Details of the Pioneer Salesian Work in New York City
- 12. The Plant Becomes a Tree
- 13. Conclusion
Reference time period: 1842 – 1954
P. Pascucci, Once upon a time in old New York, in «Journal of Salesian Sudies» 3 (1992) 1, 1-25.
Institute of Salesian Studies