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Ed - Immigration

Collection by Northwoods Press


Need to teach about immigration. You'll find it easy with the resources here. What an interesting topic both historically and in current affairs.

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Grosse Île, 1832-1937

In the 19th century, an increasing stream of people was leaving Europe to rebuild their lives in North America. Around 1830, an average of 30,000 immigrants arrived annually in the City of Québec, the main port of entry to Canada. Approximately two-thirds of these newcomers were from Ireland. This unprecedented immigration on the St. Lawrence River took place at a time when major cholera and smallpox epidemics were sweeping through Europe. In order to help control the spread of the diseases…