Immigrant women

How and why did immigrant women’s experiences with work, family, and migration differ from men? How did native-born American women interact with immigrant women?

Assignment instructions: From 1880 to 1930, some 27 million immigrants poured into the United States, many of them Catholic or Jewish immigrants from Southern and Eastern Europe. Immigrants of all backgrounds had traits considered by many to be “un-American”. Immigrant women in particular faced prejudice and paternalism/maternalism for the family dynamics brought from the “Old […]

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