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1848 drawing of Berlin street barricades and violence during the Revolution of 1848.

Family Member One: Emigration Links 

1849 drawing of a family searching for food during the Irish potato famine.

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Swedish Emigration to America Synopsis of nineteenth century Swedish emigration from AmericanWest.com.
Swedish Immigration Summary of Swedish immigration to Minnesota from The University of Minnesota.
The Irish Potato Famine Explanation of Irish emigration during the mid-nineteenth century from The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Irish-Catholic Immigration Summary of emigration from Ireland to the United States from The Library of Congress's American Memory Project.
German Immigration to America Analysis of emigration from Germany to the United States from The Thinkquest Library. (If the link does not go directly to the webpage, cllick on "Immigration" icon.)
Three Centuries of Germans in America  Synopsis of the periods during which Germans came to America, where they settled and the ports through which they traveled from The United States Embassy in Germany.
Unsuccessful Revolution in Germany Relation of mid-nineteenth century political turmoil to emigration from Oldenberg University.
American Jewish Immigration Survey of Jewish immigration, including mid-nineteenth century German Jewish emigration from The Sherwin Miller Museum.
The Highland Clearance Explanation of early nineteenth century emigration from Scotland's Highlands from The Highland Folk Museum.
Norwegian-Americans Write Home Sampling of letters to Norway to explain immigration history from Norwegian Emigrant Museum/National Library of Norway.
Dutch Emigration Bursts Synopsis of major Dutch emigration periods from Hollandnet.

 


CREDITS FOR IMAGES

Digital Library Frankfurt. "Revolution of 1848, Barricades in Berlin."  [Online
     Image] 3 September 2002. <http://zaurak.tm.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de/
     1848/icons/Barikadenkaempfe-Berlin.jpg>.

The London News.  "Searching for Potatoes in a Stubble Field."  [Online Image]
     3 September 2002. <http://vassun.vassar.edu/~sttaylor/FAMINE/ILN/
     Condition/Condition2.html>.


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Created By:
Brad Goldberg
8th Grade Social Studies Teacher
Humanities and Communications Magnet Program
Eastern Middle School


Last updated July 08, 2003