Italian mosaicists and terrazzo workers in New York City : estimating the size, characteristic and structure of a high-skill building trade
Through the analysis of the skilled trades most widespread among migrants, scholars may generally be able to better understand the experience of Italians in the US. This paper examines the case of the mosaicists and terrazzo workers both as craftsmen and artisan entrepreneurs in New York City and also focuses on the aesthetic value of the works done by workers who arrived in the US in satisfying American societies desires for architectural embellishment.
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