Title: A home geography of New York city
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Authors: Straubenmuller, Gustave
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) — Description and travel New York (N.Y.) — History
Publisher: Boston, New York [etc] Ginn & company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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Ccpyntrhtid, l;«i3, by (.^ in Immigration Deiot, Ellis Island CHAPTER XIII IMMIGRATION Most of the steamships going between other countries and theUnited States come to New York. The ships leaving New Yorkcarry away chiefly breadstuffs, provisions, cotton, petroleum, andmachinery. They bring back to us chiefly tea and coffee, cruderubber, precious stones, furs, wine, tin plate, raw sugar, raw silk,leather, leather goods, cotton, silk, and woolen goods. All steamers entering our port are not freight steamers. Manycarry passengers, of whom nearly all are immigrants. An immi-grant is one who comes to a country to make it his home. In theyear 1903-1904, 606,019 immigrants landed in New York. Mostof the inhabitants of New York city are foreign born, or childrenof foreign-born parents. The reason for this is that so man}- of theimmigrants remain in New York city. During the past year most of the immigrants came from Italy,Austria-Hungary, Russia, Germany, England, and Ireland. As a 74 IMxM
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