Historical overview in 20th Cent. Immigration, Greektowns, occupations, language, religion, family.
The increased affluence of Greek-Americans since their first migration to the United States has generally resulted in their mobilization into the middle- and higher-income classes of American society. As with most immigrant ethnic groups, this has led to an assimilation of Greek culture and identity with the greater American culture. Nonetheless, many Greek Americans continue to recognize their cultural roots, even if only in a fused form of Greek and American culture.
In 1528 a Greek named Theodorus arrived with the Spaniards at Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was the first Greek to land in America. Thereafter, until the 1880s, Greek immigration to the…