Composition of the foreign-born population : 1890


Composition of the foreign-born population

Item Information

Title:
Composition of the foreign-born population : 1890
Description:
America Transformed: According to the 1890 census, almost 15 percent of the country's total population consisted of foreign-born immigrants, and an additional 33 percent were children of immigrants. These numbers reflect the significance of immigration to the country's population growth, especially during the late 19th century. This colorful graphic, innovative for its time, consists of pie diagrams for each state showing the percentage of foreign-born people from Canada, China, and twelve European countries. Massachusetts' pie diagram indicates that the largest group came from Ireland, while Canada held second position. In Illinois, Germans formed the largest group, while Irish and Scandinavians composed the second and third largest groups.
Creator:
United States. Census Office
Cartographer:
Gannett, Henry, 1846-1914
Lithographer:
Julius Bien & Co.
Date:
[1898]
Format:
Prints
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Immigrants--United States--Population--Statistics
United States--Census, 1890
Places:

Extent:
1 chart : color ; 53 x 41 cm
Terms of Use:
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
Publisher:
[Washington] : [Government Printing Office]
Language:
English
Notes:
From Statistical atlas of the United States: based upon the results of the eleventh census / by Henry Gannett. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1898.
"Plate 16."
Notes (date):
This date is inferred.
Notes (exhibitions):
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 2: homesteads to modern cities," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019-2020.
Identifier:
06_01_016799
Call #:
G1200 .U55 1898
Barcode:
39999065670984