Immigration in the Antebellum Era

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Signs of the Future: Fear of the “Unrepublican” Citizen Immigrants, like migrants, linked to welfare and crime costs Anti-Catholicism evident in Colonial and Early National Periods—2 nd Great Awakening
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Burned down by a mob in 1834
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The Kensington Riots, 1844
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Immigration in the Antebellum Era: 1840--1860 Sudden massive increases in immigration The Irish Famine
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Predisposing Factors for Im/Migration Vast territories in the West, consisting of some of the best agricultural land on Earth, demand for farm labor: male and female Rapid industrialization in the Northeast, second only to England, demand for labor: male and female Rise in wealth and demand for domestic servant labor: female
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The joys of the Jeffersonian farming life: Nebraska 1880s
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A satanic mill: New England, 1850s style
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The academy of work: early 19th century factory, perhaps Slater’s RI mill, with Yankee girls
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“American Ladies will not be Slaves.” Women Shoemakers Strike in 1860.
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Unformatted text preview: Elegantly dressed. More hired girlsimmigrants and blacks work, the jobs American girls wont do. 1850 to 2007: Immigrants, Second Generation, Foreign Origin 0.05 0.1 0.15 0.2 0.25 0.3 0.35 0.4 1850 1860 1870 1880 1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007 Census Years Prop of US Population Foreign Born 2nd Generation Foreign Origin Britain, Ireland, Germany and Scandinavia: The big hitters in the mid19th century immigration game The Emigrants Farewell, 1844. Probably from Ireland Sailing Ships: Deadly & Expensive Irish as Refugees Desperately poor, crime rates, alcoholism, and worst: Catholic German architecture in New Ulm, Minnesota: agricultural prosperity Mass Catholic Immigration Leads to new and harsher anti-immigrant movements, beginning in the 1840s Culminates in 1850s with the Know Nothing third party, that, for a few years, appears to have become a major political force...
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2009 for the course HIST 325 taught by Professor Gratt during the Fall '08 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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