Immigrants in Hoboken: One Way Ticket, 1845-1985

Immigrants in Hoboken: One Way Ticket, 1845-1985

by Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson

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ISBN-13: 9781609491635
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 06/14/2011
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson is a public historian in the New York City area. She holds a PhD in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara, is the author of Americanization in the States: Immigrant Social Welfare Policy, Citizenship, and National Identity in the United States, 1908-1929 (University Press of Florida, 2009) and has published several encyclopedia essays about immigration. She has done historical research for such institutions as the Hoboken Historical Museum and the Museum of the City of New York and has taught history at Empire State College (SUNY).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7

Explanation of Terminology 9

1 Port of Entry to a Continent 11

2 Little Bremen 36

3 Where the Irish Ruled 55

4 Hoboken and the Federal Immigration System, 1892-1917 68

5 The "New Immigration" to Hoboken: Italians, Slavs, Russians and Scandinavians, 1880-1917 81

6 Heaven, Hell or Hoboken, 1917-1919 101

7 Italians Versus the Irish in an Era of Restriction, 1920-1950 121

8 Immigration and Migration after World War II: Puerto Ricans in Hoboken, 1945-1985 137

Conclusion 153

Notes 155

Bibliography 183

About the Author 191

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