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The Immigrant Tide: Its Ebb and Flow

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Steiner, Edward A., The Immigrant Tide: Its Ebb and Flow, Fleming H. Revell Company: New York (1909). Hardcover, 370 pages.

Synopsis by Author

In the first part of my book, I have tried to show the influences of the returned immigrant upon his peasant home and his social and national life. In the second part, I interpret the relation of various races to our institutions, their attitude towards them and their influence upon them.

CONTENTS

PART I: WITH THE OUTGOING TIDE

  • “ THEY THAT GO OUT IN SHIPS ”
  • THE PRICE THEY PAY
  • A MURDERER, MARY AND AN HONORARY DEGREE
  • REFLEX INFLUENCES
  • OUR CRITICS
  • THE DOCTOR OF THE KOPANICZE
  • “ MOSCHELE AMERIKANSKY ” .
  • “ NOCH 1ST POLEN NlCHT VERLOREN
  • THE DISCIPLES IN THE CARPATHIANS
  • THE GUSLAR OF RAGUSA
  • WHERE THE ANGEL DROPPED THE STONES
  • “THE HOLE FROM WHICH YE WERE DIGGED ”

PART II WITH THE INCOMING TIDE

  • PROBLEMS OF THE TIDE
  • THE SLAV IN THE IMMIGRANT PROBLEM
  • THE SLAV IN HISTORIC CHRISTIANITY
  • FROM EPHRATA TO WHISKEY HILL
  • FROM THE LOVCZIN TO GUINEA HILL
  • THE JEW AND THE CHRISTIAN
  • THE JEW IN THE IMMIGRANT PROBLEM
  • FROM FIFTH AVENUE TO THE GHETTO
  • FROM LAKE SKUTARI TO LAKE CHAUTAUQUA
  • THE PROTESTANT CHURCH AND THE IMMIGRANT
  • TWENTY-FIVE YEARS WITH THE NEW IMMIGRANT
  • FROM CHAOS TO COSMOS

Appendices

  • APPENDIX I (Classification of the New Im-migrant Groups)
  • APPENDIX II (Net Immigration to the United States 1899-1908) .
  • APPENDIX III (Industrial Depression and Immigration) .
  • APPENDIX IV (Suggested Changes in Im-migration Laws)

INDEX

ILLUSTRATIONS

  • A CZAR IN Embryo
  • Dirty Mary During the Period OF Transition
  • TRIEST
  • A CONTRAST IN HOMES
  • THE MARKET SQUARE IN CRACOW
  • AT THE FOOT OF THE TATRA MOUNTAINS
  • Coast OF Dalmatia
  • WHERE THE ANGEL DROPPED THE STONES AND NOW DROPS DOLLARS
  • Two Types OF Poles
  • RUTHENIANS
  • THE SLAVIC HOME IN HUNGARY
  • THE SLAVIC HOME ON WHISKEY HILL
  • A JEW OF THE POORER TYPE
  • A Jew OF THE Finer Type
  • Albanians
  • Faculty and American Students at Missions-Haus, Kattowitz
  • Slavic Women
  • GENERAL AND MRS. RICIOTTO GARIBALDI AT THE FOOT OF HIS FATHER’S MONUMENT IN ROME

Port of Triest

Triest. Austria's commercial harbor; prosperous, whether the immigrant tide ebbs or flows.

Ruthenian Immigrants

Ruthenians. The most backward and oppressed of the Slavic people, whose destiny is worked out in America.

Slavic Women

Slavic Women
Left: The one who staid at Home. The horizon of her life is indicated by her impassive features
Right: The one who Emigrated. "The fiber, the tissue, that mysterious fluid which we call life or sould -- the very nerve cells, change."

Types of Polish People

Two Types of Poles
Left: Gorales. The most primitive and semi-civilized type.
Right: Cracowian. From the vicinity of Cracow. As good as the German peasant, at his best.


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