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  • A Photo Album of Immigration
    This photo album is based upon text and pictures from a book, On the Trail of the Immigrant by Edward A. Steiner, published in 1906 by the Fleming H. Revell Company, NY.

Collage of immigration photographs

The Huddled Masses

Around the turn of the twentieth century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the “new immigrants” came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this section from our online textbook, you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction.



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