American Immigration During Houdini’s Day, 1878-1924
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 1:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Nicholas Fessenden, Baltimore Immigration Museum
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The beginning of this wave originated largely from Germany, Ireland, Scandinavia, and Britain, but as industrialization spurred prosperity in western Europe in the 1890s, the bulk of immigrants began arriving from Italy and eastern Europe.
Join us as Dr. Nicholas Fessenden explores the impact this wave of immigration had on the United States and its immigration policies – particularly the birth of a restrictionist movement and Congressional quotas that lasted from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Please note this program takes place at the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
This program is presented in relation to the Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini exhibit, on display June 24, 2018 – January 21, 2019.