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12%OFFMelissa R. Klapper - Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in America, 1880-1925 (American Childhoods Series) - 9781566637336 - V9781566637336
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Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in America, 1880-1925 (American Childhoods Series)

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Description for Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in America, 1880-1925 (American Childhoods Series) Hardcover. Considering one of the largely neglected groups in immigration history, Small Strangers recounts and interprets the varied experiences of immigrant children to illustrate how immigration, urbanization, and industrialization-all related processes-molded modern America. Series: American Childhoods Series. Num Pages: 256 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJK; HBLL; HBLW; JFFN; JFSP1. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 239 x 161 x 22. Weight in Grams: 481.
Children are the largely neglected players in the great drama of American immigration. In one of history's most remarkable movements of people across national borders, almost twenty-five million immigrants came to the United States in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—from Mexico, Japan, and Canada as well as the more common embarkation points of southern and eastern Europe. Many of them were children. Together with the American-born children of immigrants, they made up a significant part of turn-of-the-century U.S. society. Small Strangers recounts and interprets their varied experiences to illustrate how immigration, urbanization, and industrialization—all related processes—molded modern America. ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Ivan R. Dee
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2007
Series
American Childhoods Series
Condition
New
Weight
481g
Number of Pages
256
Place of Publication
Chicago, United States
ISBN
9781566637336
SKU
V9781566637336
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Ref
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About Melissa R. Klapper
Melissa R. Klapper teaches history at Rowan University in New Jersey and has also written Jewish Girls Coming of Age in America, 1860–1920. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Reviews for Small Strangers: The Experiences of Immigrant Children in America, 1880-1925 (American Childhoods Series)
Skillfully shows how the experiences of immigrant children highlight the dramatic shift from farm to factory. . . . An engaging synthesis.
Kriste Lindenmeyer, author of The Greatest Generation Grows Up Her culturally sensitive survey fills a gap in histories of childhood and of immigration.
Roger Daniels, University of Cincinnati Klapper has written a brief gem of a ... Read more

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