This discussion addresses the following outcomes:
Contextualize the history of Jewish immigration to the United States from Eastern Europe (CO#1, CO#2)
Analyze the ways in which immigrants of the nineteenth century had to balance the process of Americanization with maintaining their own culture and traditions (CO#5)
In a post of at least 250 words consider the following:
Given the example of Jewish immigrants, was it necessary for European immigrant groups to make a complete break with the past in order to get ahead in American society?
Why or why not?
Support your answer with examples from the readings.
During this module you will:
The Module Notes
Takaki, A Different Mirror:
Chapter 11, “The Exodus from Russia”
Chapter 12 “El Norte”
Gerber, American Immigration:
Part II Introduction
Chapter 4: Mass Population Movements and Resettlement, 1820-1924
Review Chapter 2: Regulation and Exclusion
Lazarus, E. (1883). The New Colossus. Poetry Foundation. Retrieved from: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/175887
Immigration Restriction Act of 1924. InMintz, S., & McNeil, S. (2013). Digital History. Retrieved from: http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textbook.cfm?smtID=3&psid=1116
Who Was Shut Out? Immigration Quotas, 1925-1927. In Roy Rosenzweig Center for New Media, George Mason University (2015). History Matters. Retrieved from: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5078
“Tenements” [Video File, 1:55]. In New York, 1865-1898: Sunshine and Shadow. PBS. American Experience. Retrieved from: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=103647&xtid=44172&loid=123914
Restricting Immigration. [Video File, 1:40]. In The Golden Door. PBS. Retrieved from: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/ PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=103647&xtid=44223&loid=123477
Welcoming Mexicans. [Video File, 1:54]. In The Golden Door. PBS. Retrieved from: http://vlib.excelsior.edu/login?url=http://fod.infobase.com/ PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=103647&xtid=44223&loid=123478
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