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Counter Ethnic Differences explores how and why the Irish, Italians, Jews, and blacks of Providence, Rhode Island differed in their schooling and economic success. Drawing on new evidence from thousands of students recors of public, Catholic, and private schools, as well as on census manuscripts, city directories, and other sources, the book offers an integrated study of American ethnicity, education, and social structure. Joel Perlmann examines the extent to which differing career patterns, and reconsiders the relation between ethnicity and social class.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Minorities Education Rhode Island Providence History 19th century, Minorities Education Rhode Island Providence History 20th century, Education, Urban Rhode Island Providence History 19th century, Education, Urban Rhode Island Providence History 20th century, Providence (R, I, ) Social conditions