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

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  • ISBN-10: 0787677337
  • ISBN-13: 9780787677336
  • DDC: 920
  • Shipping Weight: 3.30 lbs ( 1.50 kgs)
  • 410 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.

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.


"The Biography volumes contain the stories of the lives of fifty individuals who either played a key role in the governmental and societal influences on U.S. immigration and migration or were immigrants who became successful citizens of the United States... This set is appropriate for grades eight through ten and is an excellent resource especially if the resources one has on U.S. immigration and migration are older." -- Catholic Library World (March 2005)

— Catholic Library World

"The biography books profile fifty men or women who emigrated to America and why their presence is significant. The primary sources include a reference to the 1649 "Declaration of Religious Tolerance" and end with Pat Buchanan's views on immigration policy." --Pennsylvania School Librarians Associations, May 2006

— Pennsylvania School Librarians Association