A Torrent of Immigrants Arrive in New York April 1869

Pat Young

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Charleston daily news
Wednesday, Jun 16, 1869
Charleston, SC
Vol: 7
Page: 2

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What was driving the northern water peoples out at this time, Pat? I'm surprised at all the Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes who came here.
 

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What was driving the northern water peoples out at this time, Pat? I'm surprised at all the Swedes, Norwegians, and Danes who came here.
I don't know about Sweden and Denmark but in Norway there was pent-up "demand" after the ACW. Some unscrupulous ship owners actually tricked potential emigrants into signing contracts; they made a lot of money by transporting emigrants over and bringing back finished goods on the return. The Norwegian govt. finally stepped in and a lot of the emigration records in Norway actually began with the careful scrutiny and monitoring of the government.
 

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