Golden streets, bitter tears: The Irish image of America during the era of mass migration
- The Politics of Immigration: Clashing Impulses. Brookhiser, Richard // American History;Dec2013, Vol. 48 Issue 5, p17
The article looks at debates over immigration throughout U.S. history. Particular focus is given to concerns about immigration's effect on U.S. national character. Details on concerns about Irish immigration and its relationship to the French Revolution during the late 18th century are...
- The golden door. // Junior Scholastic;2/24/95, Vol. 97 Issue 13, p8
Traces the history of immigration to the United States from 1607 to 1982. Reasons for immigration; Role of immigrants in the development of the country; Laws on immigration; Calls for stricter limits on immigration.
- America's immigrant roots. Wilmore, Kathy // Junior Scholastic;2/24/95, Vol. 97 Issue 13, p14
Presents maps and charts that show major waves of United States immigration since 1840. Major immigrant groups; Reasons for immigration; Estimated number of immigrants for each group; List of ten test questions on immigrants.
- Miss Liberty's children. // Newsweek;6/1/86, Vol. 107, p30
In the early 70s and again last year, the National Park Service began taping the recollections of immigrants coming to this country. A small sample from the archive of nearly 400 interviews which are now a national treasure, stored until lately in a trailer on Liberty Island. INSET: How...
- Coming to America. Olson, Tod // Scholastic Update;11/19/93, Vol. 126 Issue 6, p18
Discusses the history of immigration in the United States. British arrivals from 1607 to 1820; African slaves; German and Irish influx during 1821-1890; Entry of Northern and Western Europeans in 1891-1924; 1924 to the present; Receptions of the general public to each arrival.
- The sonnet about the Statue of Liberty. // New York;5/12/86, Vol. 19 Issue 18, p58
The sonnet about the Statue of Liberty was written by Emma Lazarus. But many of the 20 million-odd immigrants who arrived between 1870 and 1910 were not the wretched refuse of anybody's shores: they were an extraordinary, enterprising, and self-sufficient folk who knew exactly what they were doing.
- Pioneers made a lasting impression on their way West. Gilbert, Bil // Smithsonian;May94, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p40
Recounts travels and adventures of emigrants who made up the westering movement in the mid-1800s. The competition between the dryland ports of Independence and St. Joseph, Missouri; How emigrants were more likely to be scalped by outfitters than by Indians; Accidents; Cholera; Conestoga wagons;...
- Europeans in America... Brown, D.P. // Cobblestone;Jan1993, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p38
Profiles Germans and Italians who came to the US to escape Nazism and fascism in the late 1930s and became famous politicians, scientists and artists. Henry Kissinger, secretary of state under President Richard Nixon; How Enrico Fermi, an Italian physicist, Hungarian scientists Edward Teller...
- GATEWAY TO AMERICA. Zuber, Shari Lyn // Cobblestone;Jul/Aug2010, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p33
The article discusses the history of immigration to the U.S. and the federal immigration station on Ellis Island, located between New Jersey and New York.