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Old vs. New Immigrants
1850-1900 33 million immigrants came to US. In search of job and economic growth.
6 million old immigrants- western
27 million new immigrants-eastern and southern
There are both similarities and differences regarding cultural diversity
Old vs new society
For old vs new Immigration, society was hostile. The old immigrants hated new immigrants, and the old immigrants tried to make laws that would stop immigration (aka-Chinese exclusion act) they formed political groups that were extremely funded
Old: main groups were German and Irish, making up %75 of the 6 million immigrants. Mostly lived in New York.
Germans tried to retain culture highly, making breweries, theaters, and practicing Christian religion heavily. They even created little Germanies.
3 millions Italians, 3 million Slavic, 2 million European Jews were main groups.
Their countries origin had little democracy and they were heavily illiterate. They had no desire to assimilate to American culture just like the Germans, and tried to retain their culture by creating theaters, markets, social clubs and %25 of new immigrants went back to europe
Developed in the 1800's as being known for the social class melting pot. This would ultimately transform American culture. It became a welcoming institution for public fellowship. It was a free society in Coney Island. I agree strongly with kassons claim because Coney Island created a new American culture. CREATED BY HENRY HUDSON
Coney Island paragraph One
During the Victorian era (1830's-1900's) social standards were shaped by the most elite social class, they believed it was their duty. They had genteel goals and believed heavily in cultural norms. Leisure time was spent doing acceptable things like museums, art galleries and libraries. Central Park and Columbia's exposition was an environment known for reinforcing existing social structures
Coney Island paragraph two
Coney Island became a foundation where people felt free of social restrictions, they wore less modest clothing which was permitted for all in Coney Island. It allowed for sexual freedom, especially since women were not allowed out as much during this time. It was the greatest form of escapism.
Coney Island conclusion
Coney Island overall was the foundation for new American culture. Criminal activity was permitted, (prostitution, drinking, boxing) this would further help our societies ability to become more accepting of those different from us, and used enjoyable things to shape people's minds. To this day, carnivals and Disney parks are claimed to be the happiest place on earth, just as Coney Island was for the 19th century.
Slavery abolition, great migration, and Harlem Renaissance
Jacob lawrence Louis armstrong, duke Ellington
Jacob: painter in Harlem, parents migrated
Louis Armstrong: jazz music
Duke Ellington: jazz music
Helped redefine how Americans and the world see African Americans. Integrated white and black society, marked beginning of black urban society set stage for civil rights movement 1950'a and 60's
Economic opportunities for the era triggered a wide spread migration of blacks from south to industrial north. In NYC, blacks explored new opportunities for intellectual and social freedom. Black artists, writers and musicians began to use their talents to obtain equality
Slaves began striving for political empowerment and equal economic opportunity. This was quickly ruined by white supremacy which returned heavily during the reconstruction of the south. White law makers passed several racial segregation laws called "jim crow laws" which made African Americans second class citizens.