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New jobs, new opportunities : British immigrants arrive in America, 1830s-1890s / Pilar Alvarez.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Adams PL Sys. - Geneva Branch E 973.0421 ALV (Text) 34207002040807 Easy Non-Fiction Available -
Ligonier PL - Ligonier j 973 A (Text) 73571200125435 Children's Room Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781508140900 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9781508140931 (library bound)
  • Physical Description: 24 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : PowerKids Press, [2016]

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General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: The British come to the United States -- Easy and efficient -- Crossing the ocean for opportunity -- Not enough workers -- Traveling by steamship -- Plentiful opportunities -- Where did immigrants settle? -- Busy and lively cities -- Working conditions in the factories -- Success in the United States.
Summary, etc.: During the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century, millions of British immigrants left their home to come to the United States. Leaving behind famine, poverty, and an overcrowded homeland, they came seeking opportunities in a new land. Readers will be transported back in time to the hardships British immigrants faced and the successes they had, which ultimately helped in building the United States young industries. Push/pull factors for immigration are identified throughout the text, which supports key social studies concepts. Readers will be fascinated by the historical photographs and primary sources included in this volume, which transport them back in time to this important era of history.
Target Audience Note: 950 Lexile.
Subject: British Americans > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
British Americans > Economic conditions > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Immigrants > United States > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
Great Britain > Emigration and immigration > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.
United States > Emigration and immigration > History > 19th century > Juvenile literature.

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