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Daily Life in Immigrant America 1820-70

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Daily Life in Immigrant America 1820-70
James M.Daily Life in Immigrant ... Textbook Bergquist
Type: eBook
Released: 2008
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Page Count: 328
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0313336989
ISBN-13: 9780313336980
From School Library Journal Grade 9 Up—This well-written title examines the impact of immigration on the broad path of history while also presenting its effect on families and individuals through firsthand accounts that convey experiences and varied degrees of success and failure. The opening chapter presents an overview of the era, introducing the "pushes" and "pulls" that affected immigration, supported by relevant statistics. It is followed by chapters such as "Leaving Home, 1820–1845" and "Changing Immigrant Cultures, 1820–1855" in which Bergquist discusses the economic, religious, and social factors that influenced emigration, highlighting differences in countries and conditions while also pointing out common themes. The tightly structured narrative moves deftly over time and across oceans, making it easy for students to keep track of the complex subject matter. Fairly extensive passages of historical background provide useful context. Practical details involving everything from lodging conditions to the relative sizes of ships also help make the historical experiences tangible. Occasional illustrations from the period, mostly from magazines, provide some visual context. There are no charts or tables, but a seven-page chronology shows some statistical trends effectively. This is a thorough, balanced, and well-organized presentation, offering useful specifics as well as broader, far-reaching concepts.—Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, OR Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Review “This well-written title examines the impact of immigration on the broad path of history while also presenting its effects on families and individuals through firsthand accounts that convey experiences and varied degrees of success and failure....The tightly structured narrative moves deftly over time and across oceans, making it easy for students to keep track of the complex subject matter. Fairly extensive passages of historical background provide useful context. Practical details involving everything from lodging conditions to the relative sizes of ships also help make the historical experiences tangible....This is a thorough, balanced, and well-organized presentation offering useful specifics as well as broader, far-reaching concepts.”–School Library Journal

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