A Study of Assimilation among the Roumanians in the United States

A Study of Assimilation among the Roumanians in the United States

A Study of Assimilation among the Roumanians in the United States

A Study of Assimilation among the Roumanians in the United States

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Little is known about the Roumanians in the United States. This study is intended as a small contribution to an understanding of the adjustment of immigrants to the American environment and to the processes of assimilation.

This undertaking was facilitated by the fact that the writer, born in Roumania, was not only familiar with the different backgrounds from which these immigrants came, but could also use their language and get their reactions to new environment, unhampered by dependence upon the English language, which these immigrants do not know well, and by any fear on their part that any information given to the investigator might be used against them. No claim is made of having covered all the phases of Roumanian immigration, or of having solved the many-sided problems concerning adaptation to the new environment. Conscious of the vast amount of unexplored material, the writer can only plead that she endeavored throughout her study to give an unbiased presentation of such facts as she was able to secure through personal investigation and observation.

I should like to acknowledge my great indebtedness to Professor Samuel McCune Lindsay, Professor of Social Legislation at Columbia University, for the unfailing aid and counsel he gave me in the preparation of this study, and to thank Professors R. E. Chaddock, A. A. Tenney, R. M. MacIver and F. H. Giddings for their suggestions and critical comments. I am also indebted to many American and Roumanian authorities in the United States and to vari-

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