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Boston’s Immigrants, 1790–1880

A Study in Acculturation, Fiftieth Anniversary Edition, With a New Preface by the Author

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$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674079861

Publication Date: 10/18/1991

Short

400 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

33 tables, 4 maps, 26 line illustrations

Belknap Press

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As fresh today as when it was first published a half-century ago, Boston’s Immigrants illuminates the history of a particular city and an important phase of the American experience. Focusing on the life of people from the perspective of the social historian, the book explores a wide range of subjects: peasant society and the cause of European migration, population growth and industrial development, the ideology of progress and Catholic thought, and urban politics and the dynamic of prejudice. A generation of students and scholars has profited from its insights, and general readers have enjoyed its lively style. A new Preface by the author reflects upon the book’s intellectual origins.

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