Table of Contents
   Prefacep. ix
   Introduction Women Move from the European Countryside to Urban Americap. 1
   Rural Lifep. 23
      No Way but Out: German Women in Mecklenburgp. 25
      Maids in Motion: Swedish Women in Dalslandp. 99
      Land and Loyalties: Contours of Polish Women's Livesp. 143
   Urban Lifep. 183
      Creating a Community: German-American Women in Chicagop. 185
      Making Sense and Providing Structure: Irish-American Women in the Parish Neighborhoodp. 223
      Embracing a Middle-Class Life: Swedish-American Women in Lake Viewp. 261
      Recent Arrivals: Polish Immigrant Women's Response to the Cityp. 299
   Indexp. 339