Boston's Immigrants, 1790-1880 / Edition 50

Boston's Immigrants, 1790-1880 / Edition 50

by Oscar Handlin
     
 

As fresh in 1991 as when it first published a half-century ago, Boston's Immigrants illuminates the history of a particular city and an important phase of the American experience. Focusing on the life of people from the perspective of the social historian, the book explores a wide range of subjects: peasants society and the cause of European migration,See more details below

Overview

As fresh in 1991 as when it first published a half-century ago, Boston's Immigrants illuminates the history of a particular city and an important phase of the American experience. Focusing on the life of people from the perspective of the social historian, the book explores a wide range of subjects: peasants society and the cause of European migration, population growth and industrial development, the ideology of progress and Catholic thought, and urban politics and the dynamic of prejudice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674079861
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1991
Series:
Belknap Press Series
Edition description:
Revised, Enlarg
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1991 edition

Foreword

1. Social Boston, 1790-1845

2. The Process of Arrival, 1790-1865

3. The Economic Adjustment

4. The Physical Adjustment

5. Conflict of Ideas

6. The Development of Group Consciousness

7. Group Conflict

8. An Appearance of Stability

Appendix

Note on the Statistics of Immigration into Boston

Note to Table 8

Tables

Abbreviations and Note on Source

Notes

Index

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