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Background Essay and Worksheet on Immigrant Working Women

This is a shortened, edited version of Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars (excerpt) used in The Pay Envelope: A Role Play activity. It helps students to determine the main ideas of the text by matching summary statements to the paragraphs in which they appear.


Source | Adapted from Elizabeth Ewen, Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars: Life and Culture on the Lower East Side 1890-1925 (New York: Monthly Review Press, 1985).
Creator | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning
Item Type | Worksheet
Cite This document | American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, “Background Essay and Worksheet on Immigrant Working Women,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed November 19, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1996.

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