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Gilbert - Immigration & Genealogy: Getting Started
A systematic guide to the history and current status of 315 cultural groups outside the United States, including 25 groups new to the set. In nine volumes, the Encyclopedia is intended to offer students background and current status on cultures of the countries they are most likely to study.
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U. S. Immigration and Migration by Lawrence W. BakerThe Human Genome DiversityProject tells us that between 15,000and 30,000 years ago people fromMongolia crossed Beringia to whatwe now call the Americas. "U.S.Immigration and Migration" chroniclesand interprets the phenomenalwaves of immigration to the UnitedStates from the earliest timesthrough the period from 1820 to1930, when the United Stateswas the destination of some 60%of the world's immigrants -- up to the presentday, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flowof immigrants. Features include 300 black-and-white illustrations, includingabout 10 maps; chronology; sidebars; words to know; researchand activity ideas; further reading; and a subject index. The"Almanac" volumes tell of the economic, religious and politicalforces that compelled people to seek a better life in a new land.These same forces later inspired the migration of manyAmericans to other areas in mass movements such as theWestward Expansion; the rural to urban migration; the GreatMigration of blacks in the early part of the 20th century; and themigration to the Sunbelt starting in the 1960s. The "Biographies"volumes bring the panorama of immigration and migration to apersonal level by profiling both prominent and less well-knownpeople of the immigrant experience. Insights into the movementof people are provided in the "Primary Sources" volume viaexcerpts from such key documents as the Maryland TolerationAct (1649), the Treaty of Fort Stanwix (1784), the Homestead Act(1862), the Chinese Exclusion Act (1892), the National OriginsAct (1924) -- up to legislation passed in the wake of theSeptember 11 attacks.
Publication Date: 2004-05-28
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