#1. Industry and Immigrants – Who are you? – While industrialization offered many new opportunities for workers, for this discussion, identify several drawbacks to being a worker of the late 19th century. Think broadly, are you a recent immigrant stuck with what you get? Maybe you’re a poor white sharecropper in Mississippi, or black? What if you are a California native Hispanic — what do you do? Perhaps you are a San Francisco Chinese laundry owner or just a railroad worker?