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Racial Tension in Omaha, Nebraska (Paperback): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn
Racial Tension in Omaha, Nebraska (Paperback): Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn

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Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn

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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles Racial tension in Omaha, Nebraska occurred mostly because of the city's volatile mixture of high numbers of new immigrants from southern and eastern Europe and African-American migrants from the Deep South. While racial discrimination existed at several levels, the violent outbreaks were within working classes. Irish Americans, the largest and earliest immigrant group in the 19th century, established the first neighborhoods in South Omaha. All were attracted by new industrial jobs and most were from rural areas. There was competition among ethnic Irish, newer European immigrants, and African-American migrants from the South, for industrial jobs and housing. They all had difficulty adjusting to industrial demands, which were unmitigated by organized labor in the early years. Some of the early labor organizing resulted in increasing tensions between groups, as later arrivals to the city were used as strikebreakers.


Imprint: Book on Demand
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Editors: Jesse Russell • Ronald Cohn
Dimensions: 279 x 210 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 84
ISBN-13: 978-5-511-36108-6
Barcode: 9785511361086
Categories: Books
LSN: 5-511-36108-9

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