ImmigrantsFrom 1865 to 1915, immigration to the United States was usually caused by war, famine, religious persecution and overpopulation. The first wave of immigrants came before the 1880's, mostly from western Europe. With these immigrants (Dutch, German, Swedish) not much prejudice was held. But with the second wave after the 1880's, southern and eastern Europeans flocked to the United States, and were subject to discrimination, and even physical abuse. With the influx of immigrants, most had taken low paying factory jobs, and lived in poor housing conditions called tenements. These harbored ten people to a crowded room, and no safety precautions made them dangerous.Immigrants1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lovino sat in steerage, feeling a bit seasick as his two-week journey to America had commenced. Four days out, and it seemed to him that the voyage would last forever. He gathered his strength and climbed ladders out to the deck for fresh air. He looked toward his native land as the sun was setting, and sighed.
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