Immigrant Life in New York City 1825-1863

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815602903
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Pages: 331
  • Sales rank: 984,045
  • Product dimensions: 6.11 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

I The Lure of America 1
II The Empire City 12
III The Immigrant Arrives 25
IV The Immigrant Settles 37
V Tenement Life 48
VI Gaining a Foothold: Unskilled Labor 61
VII Gaining a Foothold: Industry 73
VIII Gaining a Foothold: Trade, Business, and the Professions 84
IX Immigrant and Native Workers 99
X The German Workers Organize 112
XI Consciousness of Kind 122
XII Church, School, and Cultural Attainment 135
XIII The Voice of the People 150
XIV The Foreign Vote 162
XV The Making of Americans 172
App. I. Note on Census Statistics 185
App. II. Immigration 187
App. III. Population 191
App. IV. Health 200
App. V. Pauperism 201
App. VI. Crime 202
App. VII. Occupations 206
App. VIII. Immigrant Land Owners in Two Selected Wards 222
App. IX. Native and Naturalized Voters and Aliens, 1855 223
Notes 225
Bibliography 297
Index 321
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