New info about immigration from Russia in the early 1900s

The National Archives recently released the 1906 Cowen Report at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/602984, detailing 637 pogroms in the Pale – the contested area of Russia where the Novoms resided at the time.  Given the Novoms’ immigration to America in 1905, the Cowen Report is particularly important to understanding the conditions of the Novoms’ departure.  And the report offers a stark image of those conditions.

You can also read a contextual summary of the Report at https://education.blogs.archives.gov/2017/01/12/cowen-report/.

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One thought on “New info about immigration from Russia in the early 1900s

  1. Hi all

    I have read these accounts before … all we have to do is witness what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Southern Sudan to understand the magnitude of the 21st century desperation of those who are desperate to escape tyranny and immigrate to a country that will provide peace and prosperity. The tragedy is that prejudice, greed, hate are endemic amongst those who reign terror on their own citizens.

    Perhaps TRUMP, needs to see first hand what atrocities look like in the flesh … perhaps he needs to inhale the scent of poverty and desperation PERHAPS … reason will reign over political brinkmanship …

    Aunt Cxx

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