The Immigrant Experience

The Immigrant Experience - The Immigrant Experience The...

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The Immigrant Experience The Long History of Immigration o 1815-1924 1877-1922: Gilded Age Period. o Changing Themes Source Socio-Economic Make-up: overwhelming workers coming from already industrialize places. Reaction from American Public: Negative Nativism reaction Major Questions How many? o The Numbers 1866-1900: 13,259,469 immigrants 1900-1914: 12,928,512 immigrants o Percentages Consistently 1/7 th of the population was immigrants Immigrants plus children of immigrants accounted for 1/3 of the population in 1900 Who were they? o Ethnicity Decreasing percentage of British and North European immigrants Problems with Ethnic Identification o Poverty “Your huddled masses yearning to breath free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore.” Not the poorest of the poor stay back and couldn’t get out Why did they come? o Transportation Dominated by European shipping agents They paid by themselves or by a family member that was already here
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2011 for the course HIST 222 taught by Professor Crowe during the Spring '08 term at Bridgewater State University.

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