This Day in History

November / 16

The End of World War I in Buenos Aires: Grand Celebrations and Deep Disappointments

by Juan Morello / October 1918 saw increasing predictions of the possible end of the First World War, revealing internal rifts among Argentina’s European immigrant community.

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May / 15

The Savoyard Frontier: Buenos Aires’ Census of 1855 and the Study of Italian Migration to Argentina 

by Michael Goebel / Few countries possess Argentina’s wealth of detailed 19th century demographic sources, allowing researchers to take a detailed look at topics such as Italian migration to Argentina.

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December / 01

Immigration, Urbanization and Community in Buenos Aires

by Benjamin Bryce / Massive immigration to Argentina between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th shaped the nation’s capital as we know it today. Rapid population growth led to numerous urban transformations, all accompanied by rising ethnic communities among migrants.

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August / 11

The arrival of the Symmetry and the Creation of the Monte Grande Settlement

by Alina Silveira / Once the turmoil following the wars of independence had settled, Argentina’s government aimed to promote immigration. This led to a rise in European arrivals, such as that of the Symmetry and its English and Scottish settlers that would establish the Monte Grande settlement.

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October / 14

Immigrants, Women, and Singers in the early twentieth century 

by Mariela Ceva / In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, approximately two million Italians arrived in Argentina. Most of them were peasants, farmers, and industrial workers, but there were also businessmen, teachers, musicians, and artists.

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May / 01

Immigration and the Constitution of 1853

by Alejandro Fernández / Practically since independence, an idea has existed that proposes that the increase in population, the promotion of productive activities, and the transformation of traditional habits and customs inherited from colonial times required the incorporation of immigrants, especially Europeans.

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