New York, which seems to be the base of the book has the image of a mother adopting children coming from other families. The ones mentioned in the book were the Italians, Russian-Jews, Dominicans and Chinese and Jamaicans for the 1900. The role of immigration to American history or to New York history specifically, is as significant as to understanding the purpose of the immigrants' existence.
But just like any other stranger who tends to land to an unknown place, these immigrants to New York also face different challenges that either force them to leave or continue living in the one busy place of New York. Now how are they looked at What are the bases of their significance as immigrants First, there is of course the color to where they belong. The Jamaicans can be said to be a perfect example for this. The next big thing will be the gender. Immigrants before had more problems settling on one quality job compared to the contemporary days where the availability of vacant positions with a fair and equal position is greater.