Diversity: Immigration, 1850-1922


At the turn of the 20th century a new wave of European immigration landed on American shores.  The majority of these new immigrants came from Eastern and Southern European countries seeking work, better lives, and their own piece of the American Dream.  A large number of these immigrants found their way to the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Corporation and the Southern Tier of New York State, bringing their unique heritages, traditions, and cultures with them.  Ultimately, the cultural and societal effects of these new immigrants can still be seen today, both in America and in Broome County, NY.


Funder: Stephen David Ross University and Community Fund of the Binghamton University Foundation
Funder: Dr. G. Clifford and Florence B. Decker Foundation
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