Tag: IMMIGRANTS CIVIL WAR

When Hatred of Immigrants Stopped the Washington Monument from Being Built

In the darkness of the early morning hours of March 5, 1854, a group of men on a mission to save America broke into...

Important Citizenship Site to be Preserved

This blog is part of The Immigrants’ Civil War. The United States government, because of bad economic times, has done little to mark the 150th...

Lincoln Dashes German Immigrants’ Hopes for Emancipation

This is part of The Immigrants’ Civil War. The Germans of St. Louis had been the shock troops of emancipation in the Mississippi Valley since...

Jews Fight the Ban on Rabbis as Army Chaplains

Scroll to the bottom for a complete list of articles in The Immigrants’ Civil War series. The 65th Pennsylvania Regiment 5th Cavalry was not a...

St. Louis Germans Revived by Missouri Emancipation Proclamation

This article is part of The Immigrants Civil War. The Union defeat at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek convinced Missouri’s German immigrants that the war...

Why Did an Upstate New York Town Join the Confederacy?

Join The Immigrants’ Civil War on Facebook Readers of The Immigrants’ Civil War know that German immigrants in the North were outspoken opponents of slavery...

Welcoming Long Island Joins Port Jefferson Church in Presenting New Film...

Many of us will spend this Sunday, September 11, remembering those that we’ve lost, and recognizing the immense pain that others have suffered since...

Worst Suspicions Prove True: US Health Officials Experimented on Helpless Guatemalans...

I began working with Guatemalan refugees on Long Island back in 1980. They were fleeing persecution growing out of a civil war that had...

English-Only in 1861: No Germans Need Apply

For a complete list of features in The Immigrants’ Civil War scroll to the bottom of the page. Immediately after the attack on Fort Sumter,...

Battle of Wilson’s Creek Drowns Immigrants’ Dream of Free Missouri

For a complete list of features in The Immigrants’ Civil War scroll to the bottom of the page. One thing was certain at the end...

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