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Handbook of the United States of America, 1880

A Guide to Emigration

Handbook of the United States of America, 1880 by LP Brockett
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Millions of immigrants entered America's 'golden door' from 1880 to the turn of the century. This authentically reproduced Handbook of the United States was one of their most trusted resources on the road to citizenship and is filled with fascinating facts, statistics and information that helped immigrants make decisions about where to live, how to earn a living and how to become American citizens.

The Handbook of the United States, published in 1880, is a comprehensive guide that helped thousands of immigrants Ð Irish, Italian, Jewishand many others Ð succeed in a new and unfamiliar country. Today it provides new insights into the extraordinary circumstances of the immigrant experience and the new arrivals' remarkable contribution to making America a great global power.

Did you know...?

The average weekly rent was $4.19 for a man and $2.63 for a woman

Almost 15 per cent of thoserecorded on the 1878 censuswere 'foreign born'


A police sergeant in Chicagoearned $1,220 per year, a'bobbin-boy' made $4.50 per week

Those heading West were toldto prepare themselves for bad weather, difficult terrain,malarial fever and attacks from wolves, wild cats and bears

Osprey Publishing Ltd; August 2014
168 pages; ISBN 9781783660315
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Title: Handbook of the United States of America, 1880
Author: LP Brockett

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