Early American Immigration Primary Sources
Historical documents. What clues can you gather about the time, place, players, and culture?
Emma Lazarus's poem, "The New Colossus," as inscribed upon the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.
The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
Denis Kearney's "Appeal From California: The Chinese Invasion," 1878
American Party (a.k.a. Know-Nothings) platform, 1856
Alien and Sedition Acts, 1798
Historical statistics on the foreign-born population of the United States