The Golden Door

The Golden Door : Italian and Jewish Immigrant Mobility in New York City

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A comparative study of the upward mobility and the changing residential patterns of Italian and Jewish immigrants and the paths each took toward Americanization during their first twenty-five years in New York Cityshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 136.1 x 204.5 x 13.2mm | 238.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • tables
  • 0195021614
  • 9780195021615

Review quote

The Golden Door...is an admirable and daring work...Professor Kessner has suceeded in blending the best of all possible worlds; he has merged quantitative data with literary and sociological sources to produce a synthetic work of high quality...a major contribution to both quantitative and comparative ethnic history. It is a pioneering study, and should serve as [a] guide...for future research. Caroline Golab, Journal of European Economic Historyshow more

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For the past two decades American scholars have been engaged in an intense examination of social mobility in American life. At the profoundest level, these studies examine the general notion that American society has been historically an open system which offered great opportunity for advancement to its poor and newcomers.show more

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3 50% (9)
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