Category: Immigrants


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DVD: They Came to America

By: N/A

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Santa Fe Productions, Inc.:

Seller ID: 140349DVD

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Casper and Catherine Move to America: An Immigrant Family’s Adventure, 1849-1850

By: Brian Hasler, iIllustrated By Angela M. Gouge

Price: $12.96

Publisher: Indiana Historical Society Press: 2003

Seller ID: 951681

Join Casper and Catherine on their great journey to America and read about their many adventures! Told by Brian Hasler, an Indiana state representative from Evansville, as his father told it to him when he was a young boy.This book introduces young readers to oral traditions and helps them learn to investigate their own family stories. View more info

97 Orchard Street

By: Linda Granfield, photographed by Arlene Alda

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tundra Books: 2001

Seller ID: 765803

Imagine growing up on Orchard Street in 1916. If you were a member of the large Confino family you'd be living in 325 square feet of space. The only fresh air and natural light would come from the two windows in the front room. No heat, no water, no bathtub, no shower. Toilet in the hall.The Confinos' apartment is only one part of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, an extraordinary facility in New York City. The Museum has restored 97 Orchard Street to provide us w... View more info


By: Martin W Sandler

Price: $11.99

Publisher: Harper Collins / HarperTrophy: 2000

Seller ID: 467445

Millions of people from all over the world left their homelands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to come to the United States. Their journeys were often long and perilous, but to these huddled masses, the sight of the Statue of Liberty signified hope for a new beginning in their new home-- America. Whether settling in city tenements or heading west for life on the frontier, these immigrants toiled to achieve the lives they had dreamed about. Their experiences he... View more info

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Pluralism and Progressives: Hull House and the New Immigrants, 1890-1919

By: Rivka Shpak Lissak

Price: $55.00

Publisher: University of Chicago: 1989

Seller ID: 485021

The settlement house movement, launched at the end of the nineteenth century by men and women of the upper middle class, began as an attempt to understand and improve the social conditions of the working class. It gradually came to focus on the "new immigrants"-mainly Italians, Slavs, Greeks, and Jews-who figured so prominently in this changing working class. Hull House, one of the first and best-known settlement houses in the United States, was founded in Septem... View more info