New York Immigrant Experience: A Guided Tour Through History

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Move through time as never before with this one-of-a-kind guide, which brings you face to face with the people and events that have shaped the immigrant experience in New York City. Unique among historical guides to the Big Apple, it covers separate waves of immigration—from colonial times to the mid-nineteenth-century Irish Potato Famine, from Ellis Island to the present day—and it ties this history to various sites in the city. • Two PopOuts—an historic map up front and a contemporary map in the back • An ...
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Move through time as never before with this one-of-a-kind guide, which brings you face to face with the people and events that have shaped the immigrant experience in New York City. Unique among historical guides to the Big Apple, it covers separate waves of immigration—from colonial times to the mid-nineteenth-century Irish Potato Famine, from Ellis Island to the present day—and it ties this history to various sites in the city. • Two PopOuts—an historic map up front and a contemporary map in the back • An introduction that sets the New York immigrant experience in historical context • A timeline that adds context to the history described • An historical walking tour • Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby • Archival and color photos throughout
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762757435
  • Publisher: GPP Travel
  • Publication date: 7/13/2010
  • Series: Historical Tours Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Randi Minetor is the author of three other Timeline Books, including Gettysburg, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C., and of fifteen books for FalconGuides® (an imprint of Globe Pequot Press).
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Key Participants in New York Immigration History 12

Tour 1: 1820-1870 20

Tour 2: 1871-1920 44

Tour 3: 1921-1970 78

Tour 4: 1971-Present 94

Downtown New York City: A Tourist's Guide to Staying, Eating, and Exploring 102

Glossary 116

Bibliography 118

Index 120

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