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United States History - Primary Resources: Immigration


Ellis Island
Interviewing Newcomers


Addams, Jane. Twenty years at Hull-House, with autobiographical notes. New York : Macmillan, 1912.

Africans in America

America Russia and the Meeting of Frontiers

American Immigration History

American Women's History: A Research Guide Immigrant Women

Angel Island Poetic Waves: An Emblem of the Chinese American Immigrant Experience

Arms of the United Company of Merchants Trading to the East Indies, The British Library

Asian Nation

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record

Balch Institute Exhibits

Between A Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820 to Present

Bikini Atoll

A Biography of America

Bogart, Ernest Ludlow. The housing of the working people in Yonkers. New York: Published for the American Economic Association by the Macmillan Company ; London : S. Sonnenchein : c1898.

California as I Saw It: First Person Narratives of California's Early Years 1849-1900

California immigration association report on the unlawful occupation of public lands and proposed act of Congress relating thereto. November 1882

California's Anti-Coolie Act of 1862

Caribbean Indentured Labor System, India Office Records, The British Library

Celtic Roots

Chicago City of the Century PBS

Chinatown Declared a Nuisance!

Chinatown PBS

Chinese Immigration Records

Columbia River Basin Ethnic History Project

Convention for the Mutual Abolition of the Droit d'Aubaine and Taxes on Emigration Between the United States of America and his Majesty the King of Bavaria; January 21, 1845

Destination America PBS

Documenting "The Other Half" The Social Reform Photography of Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine

Ellis Island

Ellis Island Photographs from the Collection of William Williams, Commissioner of Immigration, 1902-1913

Eugenics Archive

Farnam, Henry W. Summary of the tenement house investigation of 1902. [United States : s.n., 1902?].

Feature Presentation on Immigration in America

France in America

Gadsden Purchase Treaty : December 30, 1853

German-American Diplomacy : 1785 - 1847

The Golden Door: Immigration Images from the Keystone-Mast Collection


Heaven will Protect the Working Girl: Immigrant Women in the Turn of the Century City

Historical Immigration and Naturalization Legislation

History of Chinese-Americans

A History of Immigration Law Regarding People of Color

How the Other Half Lives: Studies Among the Tenements of New York by Jacob A. Riis

Hull-House maps and papers. New York: T.Y. Crowell & Co., c1895

Hunter, Robert. Tenement conditions in Chicago. Chicago: City Homes Association, 1901.

Immigrant Voices Primary Sources

Immigration, American Expansion: 13 collections

Immigration the Changing Face of America

Immigration figures for 1903

Immigration History Research Center

Immigration in America (Library of Congress)

Immigration PBS

Immigration Records (Ship Passenger Arrival Records)

Immigration Timeline

Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850

The Irish American Experience

The Italians in Chicago. Washington: G.P.O., 1897.

Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives

Jews in America

Key Dates and Landmarks in United States Immigration History

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum

Mexican American Voices

Modern History Sourcebook: Scottish Immigration to the American Colonies, 1772

National Museum of American Jewish History

Naturalization Records

New England

Parallel Histories: Spain, the United States, and the American Frontier

Peopling North America (Migration and Immigration)

Photographs of Ellis Island

Port of Dreams BallinStadt Hamburg

Puerto Rican and Cuban Immigration

Samuel Bryan, "Mexican Immigrants in the United States," The Survey, 20, no. 23 (September 1912

Sayles, Mary Buell. Housing conditions in Jersey City. Philadelphia: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1903.

Selected Images of Ellis Island and Immigration, ca. 1880-1920

The Story of Africa: Slavery

Treaty with Mexico (February 2, 1848)

The U.S. GenWeb Project

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services History

United States Historical Census Browser

Views of the Famine

White Trash: The Construction of an American Scapegoat