Immigration Of Eastern Jews To The U.S.
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Coming to America became a great drama of redemption for East European Jewish masses. After the Partition of Poland in 1793, part of the country came under Russian czarist rule; Catherine the Great was none too happy to receive these Jewish wards.
Russian policy was pervaded by very discriminatory patterns; the Jews were tightly circumscribed inside the Pale (the area that was formerly Polish territory), which moved the ….