Immigrants

Immigrants - AMH Sept 25, 2007 German Immigrants Came to...

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AMH Sept 25, 2007 German Immigrants Came to America with the dream of making a profit -Jeans - Levi Strauss (German immigrant) -Beer -Problems: Germans were blamed for drunks Cincinnati: 1802 – 6000 saloons One out every 3 owned a saloon Vereine – social lunch club Sang Vereine – song club – 174 different vereines Sanger fest – singing Turnverein – gymnastics club 1850 Persecuted? Money and self sufficient -came with money and skills -not a threat Not Monolithic -different religions and trades Literate -educated -no English but close to their language -1880 300 German newspapers in USA Isolated -Not a threat Irish Immigrants Want to leave Ireland, never go back, never want to be near the English again 1841 > 8 million 1891 > 4.7 million Pre Famine 1820-1844 -1 million entered
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-poor Roman Catholic -English owned most land in Ireland -Enclosure Acts – switched from crop to cattle
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