Since peoples from around the globe began to come to America, Hoboken has always been a popular destination for immigrants. People migrated from Ireland, Germany, Italy, Russia, Puerto Rico and other countries to the city, hoping to find opportunity and prosperity for themselves and their families in America. Using Hoboken as a point of entry, many ultimately chose to remain in the Mile Square City. As they struggled to establish themselves, immigrants clashed with one another and with native-born Hobokenites as they influenced the city's politics, economics, religions and customs. Author Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson explores their struggles and the complicated conflicts that have influenced the ethnic and cultural environments of this New Jersey city.
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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
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
About the Author 191