2017-10-03 23:39:44 UTC
How exactly do you get large numbers of ethnic Russians to immigrate to the U.S. in the 19th century? After all, a lot of Germans, English, Irish, and--slightly later on--Italians and Jews immigrated to the U.S. in the 19th century. However, ethnic Russians never immigrated to the U.S. en masse during this time (with the main immigrants to the U.S. from Russia likely being minorities--specifically Jews, Volga Germans, et cetera).
Also, what would the effects of having a large ethnic Russian population starting from the 19th century be in the U.S.? Indeed, where exactly would ethnic Russians have settled in the U.S. and how exactly would they have affected the culture of the areas where they settled in?
In addition to this, would these Russians have fully assimilated and Americanized over the years (like most of the Germans in the U.S. did) or would they have kept some traces of their ancestral origin, heritage, and culture (like many of the Irish and Italians did)?