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--Walt Whitman

Recent Posts

 
7:21 PM
5/18/09
by: JustinO
 

JustinO

resons for italians migraion

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

 
7:48 PM
5/15/09
by: BelminL
 

BelminL

Reasons For Jewish Migration

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

 
7:14 PM
5/14/09
by: JesusN
 

JesusN

reason for chinese migration

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

 
3:49 PM
5/14/09
 

MS-PALETTI

Reasons for orphans' migration

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

 
7:15 PM
5/14/09
by: CatM
 

CatM

5-5-09

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

 
3:03 AM
4/3/09
 

RAMP UP

LITERARY ESSAY RUBRIC

As discussed in class, here is a rubric describing how your essays will be evaluated:more

 
7:20 PM
9/26/08
by: HeidiA
 

HeidiA

09/26/08

Today in the book I read how Shawn gets tested in his condition. First the psychologist gives Shawn a test called scientifically normed and standardized . The test was fil...more