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Immigration Stories: The World Comes to Lowell

Resources to learn about stories of immigrants who settled in Lowell.


An estimated 371,529 Brazilian Americans resided in the U.S. as of the 2010 census. Approximately 800,000 Brazilians live in the U.S. From 1960 until the mid-1980s, between 1,500 and 2,300 Brazilian immigrants arrived in the U.S. each year. During the mid-1980s, an economic crisis struck Brazil. Between 1986 and 1990, approximately 1.4 million Brazilians emigrated to other parts of the world.

From Brazil to Lowell: The Immigration Story