On The Trail Of The Immigrant (1906)
On the Trail of the Immigrant by Edward A. Steiner. Professor in Iowa College, Griswell, Iowa. Published 1906 by Fleming H. Revell Company, New York. 375 pages plus 22 illustrations. Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket.
About the Book
With tickets fastened to their coats and dresses, the immigrants pass through the gate to enter into their new inheritance, and become our felllow citizens.
During the quarter century following 1890, 18 million immigrants arrived in the United States. Prior to the Civil War, most immigrants came from northern and western Europe, particularly from England, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia.
After 1890, most newcomers were from southern and eastern Europe, especially Austria-Hungary, Italy, and Russia. By 1900, New York City had more Italians than any city in Italy except Rome, more Poles than any city in Poland except Warsaw, as many Irish as Dublin, and more Jews than any other city in the world.
Table of Contents
- I. By Way of Introduction
- II. The Beginning of the Trail
- III. The Fellowship of the Steerage
- IV. Land, Ho
- V. At the Gateway
- VI. The Man at the Gate
- VII. The German in America
- VIII. The Scandinavian Immigrant
- IX. The Jews in His Old World Home
- X. The New Exodus
- XI. In the Ghettos of New York
- XII. The Slavs at Home
- XIII. The Slavic Invasion
- XIV. Driving with the "Hunkies"
- XV. The Bohemian Immigrant
- XVI. Little Hungary
- XVII. The Italian at Home
- XVIII. The Italian in America
- XIX. When Greece Meets Greek
- XX. The New American and the New Problem
- XXI. The New American and Old Problems
- XXII. Immigrants and Politics
- XXIII. Birds of Passage
- XXIV. In the Second Cabin
- XXV. Au Revoir
Back to the Fatherland. Not merely the dangerous elements are refused admission, but those who for reasons of ill health of mind or body, or inability to work, are likely to prove a hindrance rather than a help.
The Sheep and the Goats. In the great examination hall, they wait, some with curiosity, some with anxiety, the decision that shall give them entrance to the new home or cosign them again to the Old World strife.
Farewell to Home and Friends. Close of kin to us are the Scandinavians, no only in race, but in thought and ideals. More than any other element do they blend quickly and thoroughly with our national life.
In an Evening School, New York. American, Armenian, Austrian, Bohemian, Cuban, Dane, Dutch, Finlander, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Negro, Norwegian, Pole, Romanian, Russian, Scotch, Slovak, Spanish, Swede, Swiss, Can you tell them apart?
From The Black Mountain. There is no more sturdy stock in Europe than the Slav of Montenegro, none more ready to turn from gun to wood axe, from blood-revenge to citizenship.
At The Gate. With tickets fastened to coats and dresses, the immigrants pass out through the gate to enter into their new inheritance, and become our fellow citizens.
Ho for the Prairie! From Romania to the sheep farms of the west is a long journey. Those who make it, form a most useful element in the development of the country.
Without the Pale. Not always is the adverse decision of the Commissioner so easy as in the case of some Servian gypsies who, deported from New York, found their way to Canada and quickly made police records.
As Seen By My Lady of the First Cabin. The fellowship of the steerage makes good comrades, where no barriers exist and introductions are neither possible nor necessary.
The Ghetto of the New World. East of the Bowery in New York City is the heart of the largest Jewish community in the world. Sidewalks, street signs, language, all indicate the process of development.
Library of Congress Catalog Listing
- LC Control No.: 06039003
- Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
- Personal Name: Steiner, Edward Alfred, 1866-1956.
- Main Title: On the trail of the immigrant [by] Edward A. Steiner.
- Published/Created: New York, Revell 
- Description: 375 p. illus. 22 cm.
- Notes: Partly republished from the Outlook.
- Subjects: Aliens --United States. United States --Emigration and immigration. United States --Social conditions --1865-1918.
- LC Classification: JV6455 .S9
- Other System No.: (OCoLC)562497
- Quality Code: premarc