Video Introduction

The videos below are a brief introduction on immigrant communities and the importance of language, religion and culture within these communities in the United States during the early twentieth century.  The speaker is PhD historian and Professor Carl Bon Tempo, Associate Professor of History at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Question 1: How does culture, religion and language impact immigrant communities?

Question 2: How do immigrant communities form in geographic spaces?

Question 3: What are some of the external reasons, outside of an immigrant community, that cause the community to form?

Question 4: How can the perspective size of a community shrink or expand depending on who is being asked?

Question 5: How have immigrant communities changed from one generation to the next?