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The Resource Daily life in immigrant America, 1870-1920, June Granatir Alexander

Daily life in immigrant America, 1870-1920, June Granatir Alexander

Label
Daily life in immigrant America, 1870-1920
Title
Daily life in immigrant America, 1870-1920
Statement of responsibility
June Granatir Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The second "wave" of US immigration--from 1870 to 1920--brought over twenty-six million men, women, and children onto American shores. This in-depth study of the period underscores the diversity of peoples who came to the U.S. and highlights the significant shifts in geographic origins--from northern and western Europe to southern and eastern Europe--that occurred in the late nineteenth century and led to distinguishing between "old" and "new" immigrants. Thematic chapters provide an overview of the daily lives of these migrants, including distribution and settlement patterns individual and family migrations, and permanent and temporary residency. Also discussed are demographics and characteristics of each ethnic group, as well as pressures to "Americanize" and other facets of adjusting to a new country and culture. Readers are introduced to many aspects of immigrant life and settlement, including: Land-seekers settling in the West Labor and the workplace Migrants and immigrant families in cities Ethnic communities, institutions, and businesses The effects of World War I on immigration abroad and immigrant lives in the U.S. A compelling exploration of the daily lives of immigrants during the second "wave" - from 1870 to 1920
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Alexander, June Granatir
Dewey number
305.9/06912097309034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6453
LC item number
.A55 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series,
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
Daily life in immigrant America, 1870-1920, June Granatir Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-268) and index
Contents
Chronology -- Introduction: Getting a perspective on immigrant daily life -- Immigration, 1870 to 1920 : a historical overview -- Life on the land : immigrants in the American West -- Life on the job : immigrants in the industrial workplace -- Life in urban America : migrants and immigrant families -- Life in ethnic communities : immigrant institutions and businesses -- Life in a hostile world : immigrants in World War I America
Control code
ocn152580824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 279 p.
Isbn
9780313335624
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026800
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)152580824
Label
Daily life in immigrant America, 1870-1920, June Granatir Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-268) and index
Contents
Chronology -- Introduction: Getting a perspective on immigrant daily life -- Immigration, 1870 to 1920 : a historical overview -- Life on the land : immigrants in the American West -- Life on the job : immigrants in the industrial workplace -- Life in urban America : migrants and immigrant families -- Life in ethnic communities : immigrant institutions and businesses -- Life in a hostile world : immigrants in World War I America
Control code
ocn152580824
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 279 p.
Isbn
9780313335624
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026800
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)152580824

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