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US History: The Immigrant Experience

Resources for American History

From the Internet

Ellis Island (from the National Park Service)
Learn about this historic landmark, part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The website offers access to oral histories, historical photographs, and information to help research ancestors.

Tenement Museum
Preserves and interprets the history of immigration through the personal experiences of the generations of newcomers who settled in and built lives on Manhattan's Lower East Side, America's iconic immigrant neighborhood.

History of Immigration - Library of Congress
This multi-part presentation includes a section for each of the nations from which the largest numbers of people emigrated to the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Angel Island: Li Keng Wong's Story
In 1933, seven-year-old Li Keng Wong's life changed. Her father decided to move his family from a small village in China to the Chinatown in Oakland, California. Now, Li Keng will tell you her story from 70 years ago.

Immigration Timeline
A timeline showing forces behind immigration and their impact on the immigrant experience.