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Early American Immigration

Early American Immigration

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Early American Immigration Primary Sources

Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?

"Give Me Your Tired..."

Emma Lazarus's poem, "The New Colossus," as inscribed upon the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

Acts of Exclusion

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

Nativist Manifesto

Denis Kearney's "Appeal From California: The Chinese Invasion," 1878

Politics of Know-Nothingism

American Party (a.k.a. Know-Nothings) platform, 1856

Early American Nativism

Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798

Historical Immigration Data

Historical statistics on the foreign-born population of the United States

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