This Jackdaw documents the immigrants’ saga through graphs, maps, prints, personal letters and scrapbooks. The actual numbers of the successive waves of immigrants, their countries of origin, their reasons for migrating and the adventures of the journey are vividly illustrated. This era is completed with materials documenting the final destinations for different ethnic groups, their adaptation to work and cultural changes, and finally the varied political and social reactions of earlier generation Americans to the immigrants. Historian: Christine Scriabine. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:
The Immigration Experience
- The Famine and the Irish
- Immigrants from the British Isles
- Germans and Scandinavians
- Anti Immigrant Movements
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities
Maps: Where They Came From and Where They Went.
- Statistical View of Immigration: 1820-1870.
- Coming to America: Scrapbook of Prints.
- Advertising for Immigrants: Ships, Railroads, Land, Services.
- Letters Home: Life in the New World.
- The “Know-Nothings”: Collection of Ephemera.
- Immigrants at Work and Play: Prints.
- Advice to Immigrants — The Boston Pilot.
- Immigrants in Cartoons.
- Famous Immigrants: A Scrapbook.
- Irish and German Regiments in the Civil War.
- A German Community: New Braunfels, Texas.
- On Gold Mountain: The Chinese in California.