Daily Life in Immigrant America, 1820-1870

Daily Life in Immigrant America, 1820-1870

How the First Great Wave of Immigrants Made Their Way in America

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Offers an account of the first wave of immigrants from 1820 to 1870 that concentrates on the unique experiences of Chinese, German, Irish, Scandinavian, and English settlement within the United States.

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Early-nineteenth-century America experienced the first wave of immigration after Independence, when Germans, Irish, English, Scandinavians, and, on the West Coast, even Chinese began to arrive in significant numbers. These new settlers had a profound impact on such national developments as westward expansion, urban growth, industrialization, city and national politics, and the Civil War.

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Bergquist (history, Villanova U.) offers this historical account of the first wave of European immigrants from 1820 to 1870 that concentrates on the unique experiences of Chinese, German, Irish, Scandinavian and English settlement within the United States. Written for general readers and history scholars, this volume explores the culture clashes of these immigrants and chronicles their attempts to preserve their heritage while adapting to mainstream culture. The impact of these settlers on such historical events as the Industrial Revolution, westward expansion and the Civil War is also reviewed. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Early-nineteenth-century America experienced the first wave of immigration after Independence, when Germans, Irish, English, Scandinavians, and, on the West Coast, even Chinese began to arrived in significant numbers. These new settlers had a profound impact on such national developments as westward expansion, urban growth, industrialization, city and national politics, and the Civil War.

Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2009
Edition: Rev. ed
ISBN: 9781566638296
1566638291
Branch Call Number: 305.9069 BER
Characteristics: 329 p

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