immigrants, emigration, economic opportunities, American society
The description of an immigrant group begins in the place of origin, where thousands of individuals chose to abandon their old homes and build new lives in America. In the mid-nineteenth century, this decision required agonizing deliberation by people who knew little about America. Few had traveled abroad. Few had American relatives to provide first-hand accounts of life in the New World.
"Chapter I: Emigration and Immigration,"
The Bridge: Vol. 8:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/thebridge/vol8/iss1/6