U.S. Immigration and Migration: Almanac, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787677329
  • ISBN-13: 9780787677329
  • DDC: 304.8
  • Shipping Weight: 4.95 lbs ( 2.25 kgs)
  • 685 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2004 | Published



The Human Genome Diversity Project tells us that between 15,000 and 30,000 years ago people from Mongolia crossed Beringia to what we now call the Americas. U.S. Immigration and Migration chronicles and interprets the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.

Features include 150 black-and-white photographs, including about 10 maps; chronology; sidebars; words to know; research and activity ideas; further reading; and a subject index. The Almanac volumes tell of the economic, religious and political forces that compelled people to seek a better life in a new land. These same forces later inspired the migration of many Americans to other areas in mass movements such as the Westward Expansion; the rural to urban migration; the Great Migration of blacks in the early part of the 20th century; and the migration to the Sunbelt starting in the 1960s.


"The Almanac volumes give a comprehensive overview of the groups of people who have immigrated to the United States from various nations, as well as the people who migrated within the United States to unexplored areas or to newly industrialized cities. The Almanac includes a very good glossary as well as an area with research and activity ideas that would be useful to teachers to incorporate into their classes." -- Catholic Library World (March 2005)

— Catholic Library World

"These excellent reference texts provide information on the American Immigrant experience from the earliest times to the significant periods from 1820 to 1930 to today when immigrants to this country find more obstacles to attaining citizenship. The information is historic and timely including references to 9/11 and beyond. Also included are discussions as to why the immigrants came to America, how they assimilated, and information regarding significant contributions of immigrants to American society." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association