Urban America: Immigration . 1865-1915 More than 13.5 Million Immigrants came to the United States. Coming to America. In the five decades after the Civil War, roughly 1865-1915, a flood of immigrants came to America. From 1865 to 1900, some 13.5 million immigrants arrived in America.
More than 13.5 Million Immigrants came to the United States
1890 – 1/3 of Americans lived in cities
1920 – 1/2 of Americans lived in cities
Hine, Lewis W. NYC tenement 1910
Jacob Riis – Men’s Lodging Room in the West 47th Street Station – c. 1892
Street cleaning, Fourth Street
Hull House in the early 1900’s (above) and Jane Addams in the 1930’s (right).
Hull-House Nursery, ca. 1890s