Tag: Immigration

Food and drink in the cross-sections of New York public life

1854-1857   Early 19th-century New York City was the epicenter of the boom of modern commercial society. One of its core features was the geographical division between home and work, which in turn helped spur a nascent food industry, composed of distinct segments, to provide for these modern commuters. Mass politics in the city was also born in this era…

Immigration in Post Civil War Chicago

Date Range: 1880-1890 Churches were a vital in the promotion of national languages for immigrants and ethnic groups. After the Great Fire in Chicago the fast-growing urban city buffeted by the economic revolution in the 19th century. Churches saw great expansions not only by members but by the numbers of congregations being built. In 1889, the city of Chicago was…