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Chinese Immigration

Child Labor and Exploitative Labor Practices

Maps and Data

There are many resources that provide interactive maps and comprehensive data on immigration around the world and more specifically in the United States. Here are a few of the most teacher-friendly resources.

Asian American History

Online Articles

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Immigration History

  • Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
    CIS is an independent think tank that looks at the impact of immigration on life in the United States. This website includes hundreds of articles and videos (that can be viewed online) to better understand immigration today and throughout modern history. Articles are easily searchable by subject area.
  • Harvard University, Immigration to the United States Timeline
    This timeline provides a comprehensive overview of immigration history from 1789-1930. Several pieces of information can be further explored through hyperlinks to primary source documents, articles, and other resources.
  • Immigration Timeline, Library of Congress
    A chronological history of immigration in the United States, from 1786 to 2001.
  • New York Public Library Digital Gallery
    This online photo gallery is easily searchable by topic or key word. There are hundreds of images related to immigration to the United States, including those specific to different cultural groups, locations, and areas of settlement. There is also a rich collection of images related to Ellis Island.
  • Pacific Link
    A collection of timelines, lesson plans, and other resources related to Angel Island
  • The Pluralism Project
    The Pluralism Project at Harvard University documents how immigration impacts the religious landscape of the United States. Find research, teacher resources, and information about various religious beliefs on this site.
  • Strangers in the Land of Strangers: defining "American" in times of conflict
    From the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, this site includes short articles and primary sources that look at how different groups have had to prove their "Americanness" in times of conflict, from the American Revolution to the Civil Rights Movement.


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