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Immigration

Link to NHS Library Holdings through Destiny Catalog
Books covers numerous groups who have made the United States their home examining the reasons they left their native lands, their hardships and adjustment to a new country. Also, included are biographies and fiction holdings.

Segments of: New York Up-Close: Immigration and the Industrial Revolution through Discovery Education
Immigration Waves [03:45] and Immigrants Face Hard Times [02:03].

Check out the films:

Websites through the Destiny Catalog

These are just a sample of some of the many websites you may access through the Destiny Catalog. There is information available about immigration during particular time periods - historical and present day, specific groups of people immigrating - historical and present day, rules and laws of the United States historical and present day, and access to primary source materials.  

Also, the following websites offer information covering  numerous immigrant groups and their experiences. Once you have accessed the site, you may refine your search by more specifically keying in your group of interest:

Additional Websites

  • Ellis Island
    Visit Ellis Island. Research your family. 
    Did they enter the United States through this iconic center?
     
  • Immigration in America
    Outstanding site with information about different groups and different time periods. Photographs too from American Heritage.
     
  • Immigration to the United States 1851 - 1900
    Background information, documents, and interviews from The Library of Congress.
     
  • Lower East Side Tenement Museum - Virtual Tour
    "Between 1863 and 1935, 7000 tenants lived in 97 Orchard Street.  
    Meet some of these on the Virtual Tour..." 
     
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    There are a number of steps to becoming a citizen today. Check out this site and see the United States requirements and procedures.

Use the Databases through NHS Library webpage

  • U.S. History in Context* -> Emigration and Immigration
  • World History Collection Can key in speicific periods of time i.e. Immigration 1920's
  • World History in Context*
  • SIRS ISSUES Researcher  
    * Denotes resource funded by the Massachusetts Library System