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   Detail from Immigrant children, Ellis Island, New York. By Brown Brothers, ca. 1908 Records of the Public Health Service. Click to access full  image.  casahistoria - web site for students of modern history!







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  1. General
  2. The immigrants from:
Eastern Europe | Germany | Great Britain | Ireland | Italy | Jewish Diaspora | Scandinavia 
  3. Arrival
  4. Settling in
Women & the frontier
  5. Asian immigration
  6. African Americans

  7. Hispanic Immigration

  8. The Native Americans
  9. Documents
Witness accounts | Images

 
 
 
Other core casahistoria Immigration pages:
 
European Emigration
The Emigrant Homelands
Case Study 2: Argentina  
Case Study 3: Australia 
 
 
 
 

 

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Sites with primary focus on Canada

 

1. General  
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  Go to the relevant section for general casahistoria links in the European Emigration page to sites connected with: 

Overview Sites

  • Destination America - Glossy overview with quizzes, articles, personal stories from the PBS site
  • Immigration Part of the American Memory collection, this (very lavish) site provides a general overview of American immigration and immigrants. There are student activities, educator guides, photos and links to useful resources. However, not the clearest to navigate despite looking very well produced. What is useful is to click on the (small) faces on the left to get a potted history of that nation's immigration pattern into the US. Equally, this is one of the few sites to recognise the rights of the native American ..... Wait for all the page to load - the index is through the small pictures on the left.
  • Immigration from Thinkquest. Full, educational site with good visuals and sections on immigrants into the US in the past and present as well as a witness account section.
  • Landmarks in Immigration History A chronology from Digital History's Ethnic America site.
  • Peopling North America University of Calgary provides a very thorough analysis of emigration to north America, including the forced emigration of slaves from Africa
  • Spartacus Very thorough British educational site on US immigration from Europe. good statistics and documentary resources
  • The Promise of America Norwegian site, it focuses simply and clearly on the key issues facing the European immigrant to the Americas. A good introduction.


 


  16th & 17th century immigration from Britain. Go to the casahistoria site for further links.
  Spanish America Go to the casahistoria site for links to the early Spanish settlement of north America . 
 


  






2. The post 1800 immigrants from Europe


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Go to these casahistoria pages for the

 

  • Immigrant Origins More detailed links to resources on emigration in general by nation of origin of immigrant

 

Eastern Europe

Dutch/Benelux lands
  • The Atlantic World: The Dutch in America Details Dutch involvement in the exploration and settlement of North America. This collection includes a variety of maps.
  • Luxembourgers in America The story of immigration from Luxembourg to the United States, and about the activities of Luxembourger immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries.  

France

  • France in America Explores the history of the French presence in North America from the first decades of the 16th century to the end of the 19th century.

Germany

  • The Germans in America  Information about immigration from the German-speaking world to the United States, and about the activities of German immigrants in the United States from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Clear detailed history of the immigrant influx. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section.
  • Germans in America Information is contained in a chronology, bibliography, maps, photographs and other pictorial sources. US Library of Congress.
  • 19th-Century-Immigrants from Hessen-Darmstadt in Wisconsin Transplanted but not Uprooted: 19th-Century Immigrants from Hessen-Darmstadt in Wisconsin. Helmut Schmahl, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany. Well referenced.
  • German Immigration to Canada Don’t let the odd home page put you off! This includes personal stories, photos and statistics on German immigration to Canada. From the Virtual Museum of Canada.  §

Great Britain

Ireland

  • Irish immigration Clear detailed history of the immigrant influx. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section. Part of the American Memory collection, this (very lavish) site provides an illustrated overview of American immigration and immigrants.
  • Irish Americans Note form with maps and photos. looks at reasons for the famine.
  • The Great Famine by Wesley Johnston. Gives basic outline (with some stats) to the famine that propelled much of the emigration.
  • Finding an Irish Ancestor Using United States Records (and for Canada) Very useful research pages from FamilySearch providing an overall background emigration history as well as indicating where to look for records.
  • Interpreting The Irish Famine, 1846-1850 A useful collection of links from The University of Virginia to primary source materials online, including newspaper articles and pictures. §
  • Views of the famine Good reference site about the Irish Famine with lots of original sources and pictures. Also includes an extensive links section to help boost knowledge and understanding of the topic §.
  • Emigration to the US and to the British colonies (1850 article) From Illustrated London news. Includes data for 1825-1850
  • The Irish in Canada Extensive set of links. Also has links to Irish settlement by Province
  • 1847 - The Famine Emigrants: A very comprehensive look by TheShipsList at the Famine Year of 1847. This project is still under-way, but contains Newspaper Accounts, Ship Arrivals, Orphans & Grosse Isle information, Miscellaneous Records, Ships & Docks, Passenger Lists and Related Sites

Italy

  • Italian immigrants Clear detailed history of the immigrant influx. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section. Part of the American Memory collection, this (very lavish) site provides an illustrated overview of American immigration and immigrants.
  • Italy-Gen Useful guide to resources for tracing passenger lists to the Americas.
  • Italian Immigration Concise look at the topic from Ethnic America by Digital History
  • Why Italians Come Over New York Times article from Oct. 28, 1888
  • Pizza, pasta and red sauce: Italian or American? Intriguing article looks at the impact of Italian immigration on US (and global) food habits. By Donna R. Gabaccia, University of Minnesota from excellent History in Focus series for researchers.
Portugal

Scandinavia




  





3. Arrival
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  • Canadian Ports of Arrival Browse a selection of online transcribed passenger lists for arrivals into the Canadian ports of  Fort Cumberland, Halifax, Newport, Pictou, and Shelburne, Nova Scotia; Montreal; Quebec; and Prince Edward Island. Volume Two for Montreal & Quebec. Despite the ads,free from the Immigrant Ships Transcriber's Guild.
  • Grosse Ile and the Irish Memorial From 1832 to 1937, Grosse Ile was the quarantine station for the Port of Quebec, the main arrival point for immigrants to Canada. Thousands of Irish escaping the Potato Famine died there in 1847. From Parks Canada.
  • Pier 21 Site for the Canada Immigration Museum in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Has several downloadable pdf’s and includes a  Ship Arrival Database and Ships Image search page. Has much of value but navigation through the site could be easier....

 




  



   

4. Settling in & moving west

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Women and the frontier

 




  






5. Asian immigration

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China

Japan

  • Japanese immigration Clear detailed history of the immigrant influx. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section. Does not shy away from the internment issue during World War II. Part of the American Memory collection, this (very lavish) site provides an illustrated overview of American immigration and immigrants.
  • Japanese Immigrants in the U.S. For a miscellany of images, statistics and maps (unfortunately not all is credited) as well as links to additional resources







  





6. African Americans

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  Slavery Go to the casahistoria site for links to the slave trade and slavery. 
 
  • African "immigration" Clear detailed history of slavery and the forced settlement of Africans in the USA. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section. Part of the American Memory collection, this (very lavish) site provides an illustrated overview of slavery, resistance, abolition and post abolition developments





   


  





7. Hispanic Immigration

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  • Mexican Immigration Clear detailed history of the immigrant influx. Takes the long view and starts with early US expansion into what was Spanish America. Good links to additional sources on the web. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section. Part of the American Memory collection.
  • Puerto Rican/Cuban immigration Good links to additional sources on the web. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section. Part of the American Memory collection. Looks at emergence of communities in New York and Miami
  • The New Americans: Immigration, America's Story - New Immigrants' personal stories from the PBS site
  • Hispanic Immigration Charts (almost) Recent data. Good selection.







  


 




8. The Native American

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  • The Native American: destroying cultures Clear detailed history of native culture and the effect of western settlement and expansion. Remember to click on the additional pages presented (not too clearly) at the foot of the section. Part of the American Memory collection.
  • Indian tribes, Cultures & Languages Useful map & guide
  • Native American Women Explores daily life for late-19th-century Native American women of the plains and the desert southwest. Worthwhile well presented site despite unfortunate landscape layout. §
  • The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to exert a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture. Curtis said he wanted to document "the old time Indian, his dress, his ceremonies, his life and manners." In over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative, Curtis portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty Indian tribes. The twenty volumes, each with an accompanying portfolio, are organized by tribes and culture areas encompassing the Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Featured here are all of the published photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates.
  • The Cultures and History of the Americas: The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Collection This exhibition focuses on the early Americas from the time of the indigenous people of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean through the period of European contact, exploration, and settlement.
  • Canada’s native population looks at the life of the original natives. Archived edition of the still worthwhile Canada Heirloom series

Impact of settlement




 


  








9. Documents

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  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook: US Immigration This site is an excellent resource for those trying to learn more about the history of immigration to the United States.
  • Two sites from American memory focusing on immigration documents. Each has a brief overview then links to useful documents on the right:
  • The City - This bilingual site sponsored by PBS presents stories of Latin American immigrants in the United States, as well as an overview of U.S. immigration history and issues. Areas of interest: The Stories, The Film, and Coming to America (U.S. Immigration Timeline, Immigration Quiz, and Glossary).
  • 19th Century Immigration Statistics 19th Century Immigration Statistics, Click on the pictures. Slow to load.
  • Schooling and the the acculturation of immigrants in 19th century US  L P. Liggio Department of American Studies, Stale University of New York at Old Wesrbury and J R. Peden, Baruch College, City University of New York, 1978. lengthy academic article looking at relationship between public education and increased immigration. 
  • Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide to Published Sources Extensive online guide from the Local History and Genealogy Reading Room features a helpful introduction and listing of immigration books and online resources on the topic to help you find out your own roots..... From US Library of Congress
  • The Documentary Trail Wide range of resources from Library and Archives Canada. Includes Immigrant guides, Passenger lists, Identity Files, Advertisements, Rules & regulations, Diaries & Memoirs
  • Emigration Information of the Nineteenth Century  very full information on ships, emigrants numbers, witness accounts and entry ports into Canada. University of Waterloo, Ontario.
Witness accounts 
Images
  • A Photo Album of Immigration This photo album is based upon text and pictures from a book, On the Trail of the Immigrant by Edward A. Steiner, published in 1906 by the Fleming H. Revell Company, NY.  From Digital History's Ethnic America site.





Other core casahistoria Immigration pages:




               
European Emigration Home Page:
The Emigrants: specific history of emigration from:
  • Gt Britain & Ireland | Northern Europe | Western Europe | Eastern Europe & Jewish Diaspora | Southern Europe

Case Study 1: USA & Canada
Case Study 2: Argentina
Case Study 3: Australia
 






  



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