'Foreign Colonies in Cleveland' map   Save
Ohio History Connection Archives/Library
Description: This map shows the immigrant and African American communities in Cleveland in 1915. Ethnic groups represented at the time were Czechoslovakian, Finnish, German, Greek and Syrian, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Lithuanian, Polish, Rumanian, Russian, Yugoslav and African American. The most substantial and diverse migration to Cleveland occurred between 1870 and 1914, and included many Southern and Eastern Europeans. This large exodus was fostered by shortages of land in the home countries, more liberal emigration policies, increased military conscription, and, particularly for those of Jewish descent, persecution. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MAPVFM47_8
Subjects: Immigrants--Ohio; Immigration and Ethnic Heritage; Multicultural Ohio--Ethnic Communities
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)