Major theme tension between past heritage and American

Major theme tension between past heritage and american

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Major theme: tension between past heritage and embracing/incorporating American values and identity How much should I retain my older culture? How Americanized should I become? Immigrant Life page 141, 95, 110 Push and pull factors America was a land of opportunity where they could pursue their passions Escaping confinement and war Assimilation; integrating into American society VERY HIGH IMPORTANCE TO IMMIGRANTS Urgency among progressives to integrate them into American society so that they wouldn’t undermine or pose a threat to the nation/burden them Fear that immigrants would negatively alter America Progressives had Americanization programs, where social workers would go into Immigration communities and invite immigrant woman into classes (english language classes, cooking, dressing, manners, cleaning) to Americanize them Most held jobs of low skill requirements: dishwashers, factory workers, miners Low wages, little economic mobility, were often poor Immigrant women were domestic servant Foner 689 Two tiered labor marker; native born american’s vs immigrants
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