Presents a comprehensive examination of Chinese communities around the world and discusses their emigration from China, patterns of migration, overseas Chinese families and organizations, and cross-cultural relations.
Discusses the many Americans who immigrated to the U.S. between 1892 and 1924 through Ellis Island, and provides information about the island, including its history as a landfill in New York Harbor and role as a once-popular picnicking spot.
Contains transcripts of interviews with over one hundred of the last surviving immigrants who came through Ellis Island to America, and includes conversations with six employees of the island in which they discuss their duties and experiences.
Contains twenty-two essays that examine the history of immigration in the United States from 1830 to 1924, looking at the reasons why people moved to the U.S. from Europe, Asia, and Mexico, how they were received, their accomplishments, and the problems of assimilation.
Discusses various issues associated with immigration to the United States during the early part of the twentieth century including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Ellis Island, tenements and sweatshops, and the rise of anti-Semitism.
Traces the history of Ellis Island, focusing on its role as a port for immigrants who came to the United States between 1892 and 1924, provides information about the immigrant experience, and includes discussion of the restoration of Ellis Island as a historic landmark.
Presents a history of immigrants and refugees to America and examines their reasons for leaving their own country, the types of immigrants who have sought asylum in the U.S., the controversy over illegal immigration, and the changing attitudes towards immigrants.
Presents a short study of immigration to America from Colonial times through the twentieth-century, and profiles a number of different ethnic groups who came to this country during the 1800s and 1900s.
Examines what it is like for a young person to come to a new land as an immigrant, to be unable to communicate, to go to a new school and adjust to a new environment, and to become a part of life in the United States.
Addresses the issues of family and illegal immigration through the story of a young boy's dangerous journey from Honduras to the U.S. in search of his mother, who left him and his sibling behind make a better life for her family.
Examines the evolution of the Exclusion Act, looking at the history of Chinese immigration to the United States, the reasons behind the increasing Chinese population, and subsequent attempts to prevent further immigration and encourage Chinese Americans to leave the country.
Photographs and text document the experiences of five individuals who came to live in the Lower East Side of New York City as children or young adults from Belarus, Italy, Lithuania, and Romania at the turn of the twentieth century.
Discusses cases from the history of immigration in the U.S. in which immigrants are denied, such as the people aboard "The St. Louis" who were sent back to Nazi Germany during the Holocaust, the detained, such as Japanese Americans during WWII, and the deported, such as Emma Goldman, who was sent back to Russia in 1919 after living in the U.S. for thirty years.
Describes the experience of Chinese immigrants to the United States in the nineteenth century, their work on the transcontinental railroad, and also discusses the Chinese Exclusion Act, which barred Chinese workers from entering this country.
Stories of recent Mexican, Venezuelan, Kazakh, Chinese, Romanian, Palestinian, Swedish, Korean, Haitian, and Cambodian immigrants reveal what it is like to face prejudice, language barriers, and homesickness along with common teenage feelings and needs.
The author, born in south Texas to Mexican immigrants, provides an account of her life growing up in a family of migrant farm workers, and tells how she overcame the disadvantages of her youth to attend college and earn a master's degree in computer science/engineering.
Chronicles American history from 1920-1945 through topical chapters containing primary and secondary sources on such aspects as Prohibition, anti-immigrant feelings, the Scottsboro rape trial, the Dust Bowl, and the atomic bomb.
Life on the Lower East Side was bustling. Immigrants from many European countries had come to make a better life for themselves and their families in the United States. But the wages they earned were so low that they could afford only the most basic accommodationstenements. Unfortunately, there were few laws protecting the residents of tenements, and landlords took advantage of this by allowing the buildings to become cramped and squalid. There was little the tenants could do; their only other choice was the street. Though most immigrants struggled in these buildings, many overcame a difficult start and saw generations after them move on to better apartments, homes, and lives. Raymond Bial reveals the first, challenging step in this process as he leads us on a tour of the sights and sounds of the Lower East Side, guiding us through the dark hallways, staircases, and rooms of the tenements.
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Immigration to the U.S
"Examines the groups who came to the U.S., the story of a child who immigrates, the history of the Statue of Liberty and...."
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. explores the family histories of eleven celebrities including Meryl Streep, Queen Noor, Kristi Yamaguchi, Yo-Yo-Ma, and others, and traces their roots back to their origins.