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There were many reasons the Italians came to the Lower East Side in the 1880s and 1890s. One reason was to find a better life. Also, conditions in Southern Italy were bad. ...more
The Jewish people had many reasons to leave for New York in the 1880s, just like other countries migrants. For example, Jewish people wanted freedom from racial ...more
The Chinese people came to the Lower East Side for a lot of reasons. For instance the Chinese wanted to take advantage of the Gold Rush of the 1840s in CA. The second reason was Chinese people w...more
A lot of negative conditions led the orphan train riders to migrate west, from places like the Lower East Side to the country. For instance, the Lower East Side was overpopu...more
Today I began my research on Bangladeshi immigration to the L.E.S. Most of the reasons for immigration were pull factors. I was suprised by how many reasons there were that the...more
As discussed in class, here is a rubric describing how your essays will be evaluated:more