Something You Don't Know

Everyday life of immigrants

What is a "ethnic ghetto?"

A ethnic ghetto is where immigrants from certain regions or country's live together in neighborhoods due to their similarities.

Jacob Riis shows America how the "other half" really lives.

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People waiting to be Processed at Ellis Island

Would you depend on your 5 year old child to support your family?

Sweatshops usually were factories or workshops, especially in the clothing industry. Manual workers are employed at very low wages for long hours and under poor conditions. Some families depended on their very young children to bring home money for the family.
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Above is an example of a "Hull House"