Category Archives: Immigration

Italians in New York

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Irish Immigration

From The History Place: “Throughout the Potato Famine years, nearly a million Irish arrived in the United States. Famine immigrants were the first big wave of poor refugees ever to arrive in the U.S. and Americans were simply overwhelmed. Upon … Continue reading

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French Quarter

For some part of the 19th century there was a vibrant and busy French Quarter south of Washington Square Park — now known as Greenwich Village. The last two decades of the nineteenth century saw the growing commercialization of the Village, a second … Continue reading

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Castle Garden

Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, once known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park, in Manhattan, New York City. It is perhaps best remembered as America’s first immigration station (predating Ellis Island), where more … Continue reading

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