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Daily life in immigrant America, 1820-1870

Bergquist, James M.

Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.

xix, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Early nineteenth century America saw the first wave of post-Independence immigration. Germans, Irish, Englishmen, Scandinavians, and even Chinese on the west coast began to arrive in significant numbers, profoundly impacting national developments like westward expansion, urban growth, industrialization, city and national politics, and the Civil War. This volume explores the early immigrants' experience, detailing where they came from, what their journey to America was like, where they entered their new nation, and where they eventually settled. Life in immigrant communities is examined, particularly those areas of life unsettled by the clash of cultures and adjustment to a new society. Immigrant contributions to American society are also highlighted, as are the battles fought to gain wider acceptance by mainstream culture.

Engaging narrative chapters explore the experience from the viewpoint of the individua, the catalysts for leaving one's homeland, new immigrant settlements and the differences among them, social, religious, and familial structures within the immigrant communities, and the effects of the Civil War and the beginning of the new immigrant wave of the 1870s.

Images and a selected bibliography supplement this thorough reference source, making it ideal for students of American history and culture.

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ISBN:

9780313336980 (alk. paper)

ISBN:

0313336989 (alk. paper)

LC Call No:

JV6453 .B47 2008

Dewey Class No:

305.9/06912097309034 22

Author:

Bergquist, James M.

Title:

Daily life in immigrant America, 1820-1870 / James M. Bergquist.

Publisher:

Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.

Physical:

xix, 306 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Series:

Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series. Daily life in the United States

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-299) and index.

Subject:

Immigrants--United States--Social life and customs--19th century.

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