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American Industry and the European Immigrant, 1860–1885

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ISBN 9780674333307

Publication Date: 01/01/1957

269 pages


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  • Preface
  • Part I. The Search for Skill
    • 1. Organized Efforts to Promote Immigration
    • 2. Patterns of Private Recruitment, 1860-1885
    • 3. Uncertainties of the Contract Labor System
  • Part II. From European Farms to American Industry
    • 4. Agencies in Europe for Recruiting Unskilled Industrial Labor
    • 5. The Distribution of Unskilled Immigrants to Industry
    • 6. Reactions in the Mines and on the Railroads
    • 7. Machinery and Immigration
  • Part III. The Anti-Contract Labor Laws
    • 8. The Window Glass Workers
    • 9. The Foran Act
    • 10. Experiments which Failed
  • Appendices
    • I. Statements of Wages and Prices Published by the American Emigrant Company in Europe
    • II. The Foreign Born in the United States Labor Force
    • III. Work of the Castle Garden Labor Bureau
    • IV. Contract Laborers Deported from the United States
    • V. Federal Division of Information
  • Notes
  • Index

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