Category Archives: Immigration

The Rise and Fall of M. Vassar and Co.

By Samuel Wagner After arriving in New York City and searching the East Coast extensively for places to settle with his family, James Vassar was both surprised as well as relieved to find his future home just up river from … Continue reading

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Oaxacan Immigration to Poughkeepsie

By Maria Rose The night of April 10th, 1998 changed the way ethnic diversity and Hispanic immigration was viewed in the city of Poughkeepsie. Jaime Gil Tenorio, a 32-year-old migrant worker from Pueblo Nuevo, Mexico, was killed while riding his … Continue reading

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