Working Americans, 1880-1999: Immigrants

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Scott Derks
Grey House Pub., 2000 - Business & Economics - 508 pages
Intriguing profiles in each decade-long chapter are supplemented with information on current events, community issues, pricing of the times and news articles to give the reader a broader understanding of what was happening in that individual's world and how it shaped their life. To further explore the life and times of these individuals, each chapter includes several other helpful elements: Historical Snapshots: Chronicles major events and milestones, allowing the reader to develop a broader understanding of the time period; Timelines: Defines the background and key events of a particular issue important to the time period; News Features: Excerpted from the local media, these thought-provoking articles put the issues affecting the family or individual in context; Selected Prices: Examines what things cost during the time period, to further enrich the reader's understanding. Prices include food items, clothing, jewelry, tickets for leisure activities and so much more; Illustrations: Photographs, news clippings, advertisements, postcards, posters, quotes, songs and cartoons, add interest to each chapter and depth to the reader's understanding of the world that the individual or family lived in. - Publisher.

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Following Derks's Working Americans, 1880-1999. Vol. 1: The Working Class (LJ 7/00), this second volume in a proposed multivolume set shifts its focus to the history, occupations, homes, and ... Read full review

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A unique study of the American working class between 1880 and 1999, when the country was shifting from an agrarian to an industrial economy, this ingenious volume uses detailed economic and social ... Read full review

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Bernard Schmidt 38yearold from Germany
19
Christian Holberg from Norway
35
Where the Immigrants Go
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