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© The New Bedford Whaling Museum [1981.61.725]

New Immigrants

By the end of the nineteenth century, men and women from Cape Verde arrived in great numbers. Their immigration continued until the restrictive laws of 1921 closed the door to non-Europeans. Between 1860 and 1920, about 20,000 Cape Verdeans made their way to New Bedford. They worked in the textile mills and the cranberry bogs. These immigrants arrived in New Bedford on October 5, 1914. The 155 passengers had come from Fogo Island.

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Image ID: 13_008
Title: Immigrants on the Savoia, arriving 5 October 1914, from Fogo Island to New Bedford 155 passengers, 28 crew.
Depicted: 5 October 1914
Location: © The New Bedford Whaling Museum [1981.61.725]
Subjects: Cape Verdeans -- United States
Fogo (Cape Verde)
Immigrants
New Bedford (Mass.)
Ships

Keywords: Africans in the United States
Cape Verdeans in the United States
Massachusetts
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