Letter By An Immigrant To Pennsylvania - History - Letter

282 words - 2 pages

PSJ 2: Chapters 3-4
Letter by an immigrant to Pennsylvania
Johannes Hanner
What about life in Pennsylvania does Hanner emphasize in his letter home?
How does Hanner imply that life in Switzerland differed from what he was experiencing in Pennsylvania?
In the letter home, Hanner explains why many Europeans, such as himself, migrated to America to start a new life. During the time when Hanner migrated to the Americas, most immigrants who migrated could find work and purchase land if they wanted to. Everything was affordable and available; he could also afford to buy anything he might need to live a comfortable life. He implies that in Pennsylvania, it's a more comfortable and less poor life.
He writes about the freedom and opportunities available to him in Pennsylvania compared to back home. He tells his family that they can do whatever they want, entirely different from the requirements back home. There the farmers had to pay taxes to a landlord. In Pennsylvania, everyone ...

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