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Child Migrants in 20th-Century America

" In fact, access to a sheltered childhood was limited—if not entirely off limits—for impoverished and recently arrived children of distinct legal statuses and ethnic backgrounds. All foreign-born minors who migrated to the United States in the 20th century undertook responsibilities and experienced stresses usually reserved for individuals legally considered adults. ..." – By Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez

African Americans in the Great Depression and New Deal

"With the crisis of the Great Depression, African Americans struggled to receive adequate relief from the crushing impact of unemployment and poverty. White officials distributed relief in the form of food, money, or work programs, but many reasoned that African Americans did not need as many resources as white Americans. ..." – By Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

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