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Published: 27 May 1999

240 Pages | line figures


ISBN: 9780195109344

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Yankeys Now

Immigrants in the Antebellum U.S. 1840-1860

Joseph P. Ferrie

  • Provides new insights unto the way the lives of immigrants to the United States between 1840 and 1860 were transformed after their arrival
  • Shows the differences in the life experiences between the immigrants of that period and later waves of immigrants
  • Based on unique data compiled by the author that traces the lives of identifiable individuals from their points of origin in the Old World through their entry into the US, and to their later migrations to other parts of the country