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United States History - Primary Resources


Ellis Island
Interviewing Newcomers


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

Africans in America

American Ancestors - New England Historic Genealogical Society

America Russia and the Meeting of Frontiers

American Women's History: A Research Guide Immigrant Women

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation - Poems and Inscriptions

Angel Island: A Story of Chinese Immigration (Documentary) - Access limited to SCSU community members

Asian Nation

Balch Institute Exhibits

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

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's Anti-Coolie Act of 1862

Caribbean Views: an Online Exhibition - British Library

Celtic Roots: Stories, Songs and Traditions from Across the Sea

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

The Emmigration Museum, Ballinstadt, Hamburg

Eugenics Archive

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

France in America

Gadsden Purchase Treaty : December 30, 1853

Gadsden Purchase Treaty - Scans of Original Document

German-American Diplomacy : 1785 - 1847

The Germans in America - Chronology


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

Hidden histories: Indenture to Windrush

Chinese-Americans 1785-

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

How U.S. immigration laws and rules have changed through history - Pew Research

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

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

History of the Bering Land Bridge Theory - National Park Service

Immigration and Relocation in U.S. History

Immigration figures for 1903

Immigration History Research Center

Immigration Records (Ship Passenger Arrival Records)

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930

India Office Records and Private Papers

Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850

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

Japanese American Relocation Digital Archives

Jews in America

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum

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

National Museum of American Jewish History

Naturalization Records

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

Photographs of Ellis Island

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

The U.S. GenWeb Project

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services History

Views of the Famine

White Trash: The Construction of an American Scapegoat