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His midterm review - Part One-Potential Essay Questions(from two-thirds to half of your test I Imagine yourself as a man earning a middle-class

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Part One--Potential Essay Questions (from two-thirds to half of your test): I. Imagine yourself as a man earning a middle-class income in the New York City of 1900. Answer the following questions in essay format. a. What might be your occupation? To what race or ethnicity would you most likely belong? What occupations would be held by people with higher incomes than you? What about the occupations of those with much higher incomes? To what race or ethnicity would these higher income individuals most likely belong? What about the occupations and race/ethnicity of those with incomes much lower than you? b. What jobs and race/ethnicity would we expect to see among high, middle and low income groups in the pre-industrial city? c. Based on your previous answers, what conclusion(s) can you draw about how sources of wealth changed as cities industrialized? -came from Cosenza, Italy - landed on the land of free which later became the land of tears for me (“isola della la crime”) - not planning to stay permanently, left kids and wife home -I was a farmer in Italy, therefore I did what I knew best I pushed fruits down the streets of NY, earning abt $7 a day -traveled light, with just two striped cotton shirts, one neckerchief one worned out hat, two suits of underwear, one pint of oil, and I pack of biscuits and $9 dollars -Lived in Brooklyn ny like all other Italians with 20men -Ppl of higher income were bankers, investers, white collar jobs, owned shops, worked in offices, -Higher individuals were Jews -Ppl of income lower polished shoes on the streets -Lower individuals were blacks entertainers on the streets rode carriages horses -jobs and race among high income groups in the pre-industrial city was jewish ppl -jobs and race among middle income groups in the pre-industrial city was irish , Italian german etc -jobs and race among low income groups in the pre-industrial city was blacks -Sources of wealth changed as cities industrialized by assembly lines, labor jobs, inventions of machines, ppl=robots, long tedious hours "Isola della Lacrime" (island of tears) was what the Italians coming to America termed Ellis Island. At the turn of the 20th century, between 1876 to 1924, over four and a half million Italians arrived in the United States, out of a population of only approximately 14 million in Italy. Unable to earn a livelihood in their home country, they became migratory laborers. Figures show that, for the period leading up to 1900, an estimated 78 percent of Italian immigrants were men in their teens and twenties, who planned to work, save money and eventually return home to Italy. Ultimately, 20 to 30 percent of these Italian immigrants returned to Italy permanently. A vast majority of Italian immigrants were Catholics, but as they arrived in America they were dismayed to
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This note was uploaded on 11/04/2011 for the course HIS 396 taught by Professor Sellers during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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His midterm review - Part One-Potential Essay Questions(from two-thirds to half of your test I Imagine yourself as a man earning a middle-class

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