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By focusing on New York City and how different waves of immigrants transformed it into The Big Apple, we were able to learn American and World History in an organic way. By that I mean that it grew along with the country and pulled immigrants to come while being pushed out of their countries.
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Learning how the different waves of immigrants have made New York City what it is today by learning the impact different people have made on The City makes history fun.
This course explains how the 8 different waves of immigrants made NYC what it is today. Starting with the Dutch, each week focused on the next major group to arrive. Each was unique and the same as few came wealthy. It allows us to appreciate how immigrants had an impact on where they landed if from another country or continent. They built are country and this course tells us how one city changed over time because the immigrants arrived, bringing their culture with them, adding to what was already there.
Mr. Rubin covers the important parts of the 8 immigrant waves that made NYC what it is today. He compares the different waves and explains how they are alike and different from the others. He is well organized and the talks show the depth of his knowledge.