Sunday, March 13, 2016

Lest we forget......................

     Between 1901 and 1910, 8,795,386 immigrants were admitted to the United States, 70 percent were from Southern and Eastern Europe, principally Catholics and Jews.  Between 1911  and 1920, another 5,735,811 people were admitted from abroad, 59 percent of whom came from Southern and Eastern Europe.  By 1910, 40 percent of the population of New York City was foreign-born.

-Louis Menand,  The Metaphysical Club:  A Story of Ideas in America

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