An Album of the Great Wave of Immigration

An Album of the Great Wave of Immigration

by April Koral
     
 
A pictorial history from the 1880s through the 1920s covering where the immigrants came from, to the many contributions that they made to the United States.

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A pictorial history from the 1880s through the 1920s covering where the immigrants came from, to the many contributions that they made to the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Kay Weisman
Covering the period from 1890 to 1924, Koral concentrates on southern and eastern European immigrants to the U.S. She explains some of the reasons why people left their homelands, portrays the generally deplorable shipboard conditions, and details the thorough inspections that travelers were subjected to on Ellis Island. She also touches upon the difficulties faced by new arrivals in securing jobs, learning English, and assimilating into the mainstream culture. Finally, Koral describes the prejudices and fears of some Americans, who pressured Congress to pass laws restricting future immigration. Numerous black-and-white photographs (many with informative captions) add a humanizing touch that complements the many personalized remembrances included in the text. History students and report writers will find this a thoughtful and useful source. Younger readers may also enjoy Bresnick-Perry's "Leaving for America", reviewed below.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531111239
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Series:
Picture Albums Ser.
Edition description:
37100 Scholastic Library
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.74(w) x 11.27(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
11 - 13 Years

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