Lessons 1 & 2: History of Immigration

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Historical and Current Issues of Immigration

Lessons 1 & 2:  History of Immigration

Immigration: The Changing Face of America From Library of Congress.

American Immigration Homepage Started as a school project for a 10th grade U.S. history class, the project gives information on how immigrants--from 1607 to the present--were treated and why they came to America. From Bergen County Academies.

America: The Great Melting Pot A history of immigration in America from the beginning to the 1930s. From ThinkQuest Educational Foundation.

Encyclopaedia of USA History: Immigration to the USA 1860-1960 Comprehensive guide to European immigration to the United States, including migration patterns by country of origin as well as immigrants' experiences through their journeys and in their new homes in America. From Spartacus Educational.

U.S. Immigration History Immigration statistics, history of immigration legislation, and immigration history from the 1970s to the present. From Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Peopling North America: Population Movements & Migration A historical overview of migratory movements to and within Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean from Europe, Asia, and Africa. The site examines the demographic, economic, cultural, and political nature of major movements and considers their growth and development, regional and global causes, and impact. From the Applied History Research Group, University of Calgary.

Immigration A history from the Reader's Companion to American History.

Short History of Immigration From the Center for Immigration Studies.

Fabric of a Nation Articles on our nation of immigrants, impacts of immigration, ongoing issues, immigrants seeking prosperity, social and religious freedom, involuntary immigrants and student activities. From Newspapers in Education.

Coming to America: Immigrant Passages A brief history of immigration by sea (which is the way most immigrants arrived before recent time). From Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea.

Immigration Links from Americans.net.

Africans in America From PBS.

Encyclopaedia of Slavery Extensive articles grouped under these categories: slave accounts, the slave system, slave life, events and issues, campaigners against slavery, and political organizations. From Spartacus Educational.

U.S. Slavery Great link collection from the World-Wide Web Virtual Library.

Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide to Published Resources Extensive bibliography on information concerning immigration to the United States, including personal narratives, passenger lists, and the immigration experience. From Library of Congress.

On the Trail of the Immigrant Photo album based upon text and pictures from a book, On the Trail of the Immigrant, by Edward A. Steiner published in 1906.

Foreign Immigrants in Industrial America Online lecture outlining the history and nature of 19th century immigration to the United States, including related web links. From Stanley K. Schultz, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin.

Wikipedia: Asia American Encyclopedia article with extensive links.

Overview of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the U.S. From the Center for Policy Alternatives. (PDF file)

Chinese Immigration A short history.

Chinese Immigration to the United States A history.

History of Chinese Immigration From the Brown Quarterly (Spring 2000).

History of Chinese Immigration Links from the East Asian Library, University of Kansas.

The Chinese in California, 1850-1925 A collection photographs, original art, cartoons, illustrations, letters, excerpts from diaries, business records, legal documents, pamphlets, broadsides, speeches, sheet music, and other printed matter. From Library of Congress.

Asian Americans Articles discussing Chinese, Japanese, and Korean immigration to the United States, as well as links to online resources dealing with Asian immigration and Asian-American communities. From Americans.net.

Chinese Immigration to the United States 1851-1900 Overview of Chinese immigration from 1851 to 1900, including primary source documents reflecting observations of and reactions to Chinese immigrants in California during that time. From Library of Congress.

1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Full text of the act. From Stanford University.

Historical Census Browser Census statistics from 1790-1960. From the University of Virginia Library.

Global Data Center Immigration statistics, data, and immigration profiles on all countries.

Mexican Repatriation from the United States, 1929-1939 By Dr. Jorge L. Chinea. Published in East Wind/West Wind (Winter 1996).

Cycles of Nativism in U.S. History Brief history of nativism. From the National Immigration Forum.

Boundaries of Restriction: The Dillingham Commission An article by John M. Lund from the University of Vermont: History Review, vol. 6, December 1994.

A New Century: Immigration and the U.S. Profile of immigration to the United States during the 20th century with discussion of 21st century immigration challenges in this country. Includes extensive bibliography. From the Migration Policy Institute.

The Difficulties Immigrants Face in the Post-9/11 World Article discussing the impact of 9/11 on current American immigration law and policy. From FindLaw's Legal Commentary.

Famous & Notable Immigrants Comprehensive guide to famous and notable immigrants to the United States. From About, Inc.

Celebrity Immigrants Photographs and links to biographies of famous immigrants across a wide variety of fields/industries. From American Immigration Law Foundation.