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
Features include 300 black-and-white illustrations, 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 Biographies
volumes bring the panorama of immigration and migration to a
personal level by profiling both prominent and less well-known
people of the immigrant experience. Insights into the movement
of people are provided in the Primary Sources volume via
excerpts from key documents as well as personal observations from immigrants and concerns about the rise in U.S. immigration from conservative talk-show host Patrick J. Buchanan.
For table of contents, sample pages or other volume specific information see the entry for the Almanac, Biographies or Primary Sources.
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