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Old 07-08-2007, 03:02 PM
 
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I am taking a class on cultural diversity and one of my assignments is to answer some questions related to my ancestory ethnic group. I traced my lineage to luxembourg and am trying to find information related to how the immigrants from that country were treated in the united states. Does anyone have information or know of a website I can goto to locate information on discrimination environmental justice issues, labor market etc?
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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That's going to be a tough one. I've been to Luxembourg and it's just a tiny country with a typical caucasian population. I can't imagine that a nation that small is going to get much attention as far as discrimination or any kind. Most European nations didn't have any problems although the Irish did (my ancestry) during the 1800's. I would just try doing a Google search or possibly even some of our government web sites. They probably have something. Now that I think about it, you're the first person that I've ever heard say that their ancestry was from Luxembourg.
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Old 07-08-2007, 04:28 PM
 
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Do you have the option to broaden out the topic? For instance, can you address it from the standpoint of German ancestory and culture as opposed to "Luxemborg?" --Because there's a whole lot more available vis-a-vis immigration, cultural diversity issues, etc., that way...

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Old 07-08-2007, 04:37 PM
 
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Default I'm an idiot...

...Am I stupid, or what??? "Luxembourg" is a country...(I was thinking a city in Germany....) --God, I'm an idiot! I think your task is going to be that much more difficult, (duh!) as Luxembourg is so small, and the topic so specific! Any way to broaden it???

Sorry!

--An "off" day for June...
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Old 07-08-2007, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I am taking a class on cultural diversity and one of my assignments is to answer some questions related to my ancestory ethnic group. I traced my lineage to luxembourg and am trying to find information related to how the immigrants from that country were treated in the united states. Does anyone have information or know of a website I can goto to locate information on discrimination environmental justice issues, labor market etc?
Do you have a library card for your city/county? If so, try their academic databases (they should have a few specifically for ethnic-related topics)... you know that I, as a librarian, would have to suggest that! But I agree with the others, that you might want to broaden the topic - maybe write about discrimination against European immigrants in general?
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:01 PM
 
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Is that the ONLY heritage you have? Is there another heritage you have? I would find out.

Of course, you could always make up something. I mean, the point of writing a report is to do some research and to write. You will not be graded on the teacher calling your parents to see if indeed you do have some Russian blood, but you will be graded on the content of your paper and the syntax, etc...

I always told the students that if they couldn't use the topic I gave them, then make it up so well that I am convinced it actually happened.

Dawn
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:57 PM
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Location: Central Connecticut
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Are their any enclaves of Luxembourg immigants in the U.S.?
Were there any religious freedom issues in Luxembourg that might have caused some of them to come to the U.S. for reasons of religious freedom?
Could some of them have joined up with the Mormons and experienced some religious discrimination along with the Mormons which led them to leave U.S. territory and go to Utah?

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I know that the Dutch had early land claims in New York and CT that were in competition with the British. Could people from Luxembourg have been mixed in with them at all?

Or I wouldn't be surprised if some of the people from Luxembourg were mixed in with early colonists from England. The English "Companies" hired people with skills from different countries to help settle and work in the New World and they were mixed in among them.

Discrimination in the U.S. was pretty much standardized, and was based on differences of language, customs, religion, food, etc... Just imagine that they arrived in New York and were part of a huge melting pot of immigrants from over the world. They would have been instant outcasts just like everyone else. Exploited for their labor and made to work long hours for little pay. Even children were forced to work 10 -12 hours shifts in factories because there weren't any labor laws or unions at the turn of the 20th century. Or if they moved west, they probably became farmers.

Well I tried...

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Old 07-09-2007, 10:09 AM
 
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Were they catholic? I know in the early years - roman catholic immigrants were heavily discriminated against.
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Old 07-09-2007, 08:17 PM
 
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Some of it would depend on when they came (1600's 1700's 1800's), where they settled, and what their occupations were. Census data may be of help in that regard.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:38 AM
 
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...Am I stupid, or what??? "Luxembourg" is a country...(I was thinking a city in Germany....) --God, I'm an idiot! I think your task is going to be that much more difficult, (duh!) as Luxembourg is so small, and the topic so specific! Any way to broaden it???

Sorry!

--An "off" day for June...

Last edited by 2goldens; 11-14-2009 at 02:58 PM.. Reason: Thread closed- Has no value two years later.
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