Immigration In The 19th Century Essay

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In the early 19th century, American opened the door for foreigners. Many people from different countries came to American. People from Irish, Italy, German, Poland and China came to America. They came here for many different reasons. However, the main reason they came to America was to seek for opportunities to live better lives. Immigrations did earn better life styles here than they did in their countries. However, the wealth did not come to them easily or smoothly as anyone in their countries would have thought. They struggled a great deal and overcame many obstacles to get to where they were in American society. In the book, Plain Folk the author bestowed some evidences lead to believe in this period these people experience many tragedies.In the 1880 and 1890, many people from Europe and Asia came to America. Men and women were eager to get wealthy and rich because they came from a poor, filthy and at thelowest level their societies. They saw the wealth of other people who came to America became successful and returned home with load of money. They thought in America the rain poured down with dollar bills. Once they arrived to America, reality changed all of those thoughts. Americans were very racism and jobs opportunities were limited to them. Many evidences showed in these following stories will lead one to believe in these subject matters.In the story, The Biography of a Bootblack: Rocco Corresca Rocco was a boy who lived in an orphan home in Italy. At the age of eight years old, there was an old man came to the orphan home said he was Rocco’s grandfather and took him to the big city. In the big city Naples, Rocco became a beggar. His jobs from morning to dawn were to played tricks on people and tried to get them to give him money. Based on this story, "One of the tricks was when he saw someone was coming that he thought they were rich: “I began to cry and covered my face and stood on one foot, and the others gathered around me and said:“Don’t cry! Don’t cry! Then the ladies would stop and asWhat is he crying about? The other beggar would answer: “he is very sad because his mother is dead and they have laid her in the grave.” Then the ladies would give me money.”1When their tricks got old and nobody would offer money to them, then the old man wanted to make Rocco cripple. People would feel sorry and give money to him. With a filthy and unfaithful life style, Rocco was tired and he ran away from there. He landed to a village near the sea where he was being introduced to America. “Now and then I had heard things about America- that is was a far off country where everybody was rich and that Italian went there and made plenty of money, so that they would return to Italy and live in pleasure ever after.”2 He fantasized about how life would treat him better in America. Rocco entered the sailing ship and began his trip. His dream of a fancy life was all gone when he stayed in the boat. He had to...

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