Facts about American immigration

by Brownstone, David M.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area r JV6465.B73 2001
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Pennsylvania Dept. - Reference Stack Area
 
Call Number  r JV6465.B73 2001
 
 
Summary
The massive, worldwide emigration to the United States has been a major feature of world history for more than five centuries and into the present day. Facts About American Immigration explores this extraordinary saga, focusing on who came to the U.S. and from where, their reasons for coming, the nature of their journey, and where they settled, starting with the earliest Americans, who crossed the Bering Land Bridge into Alaska between 12,000 and 15,000 B.C.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This publication illustrates Wilson's continual focus on editorial quality and provision of thorough, up-to-date reference sources. Beginning with the earliest Americans, who crossed the Bering Land Bridge to Alaska between 12,000 and 15,000 B.C.E., Facts about American Immigrationfocuses on who came and from where, why they came, the nature of their journeys, where they settled, and the many efforts to stop them. An overview, which includes extensive statistical data, places the process of immigration in a wide historical and global context. The main text delves into immigration experiences, numbers, and motives by region of emigration including Europe, Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Oceania. Each of these sections contains a brief introduction to the region and a series of articles on specific countries or groups of countries. Articles include tables and graphs as well as lists of additional Internet and print resources. "Annual Immigration Statistics," generated from U.S. government records, are presented in a section of tables. Six appendixes provide information on general immigration resources, legislation, estimates of emigration and illegals, tips on genealogical research, and two guides on using the National Archives and Records Administration. A detailed index completes the volume. This informative and practical guide is recommended in particular for public libraries. Facts about American Immigrationwill be useful in high-school and undergraduate libraries as well. RBB."
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Additional Information
Subjects Immigrants -- United States.
Immigrants -- United States -- Statistics.
United States -- Emigration and immigration.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Statistics.
Publisher New York :H.W. Wilson,2001
Contributors Franck, Irene M.
Language English
Description xxx, 818 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0824209591 (alk. paper)
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