Section: Resources For A Great Classroom Day: Immigration
 

Directory: New York City History

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Section: Immigration Resources: Leaving their homeland behind, with only the clothes on their back and valuable things in their hearts and minds, such as (family memories, songs, culture, skills, stories from their home land, traditions and  foods) they went to America, the gateway to the realization of their hopes and dreams of a new and better  life.


Sub Section: Educational Websites: Helpful Information for Teachers and Students in their study of Immigration


   
 

   
 

Photo Credit: Immigrants Coming To The Land of Promise-Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
Division, Washington, D.C. 20540  LC-USZ62-7307

   
   
   
                    
   
Web Link: Ancestors In The Americas: Originally a companion to a PBS video series, this Web page offers a variety of activities to help students extend and enrich their understanding of the experiences of immigrants to the United
States.
Web Link: Thirteen Reasons Our Ancestors Migrated
Web Link: The Great Irish Famine Curriculum (pdf)
Web Link: Foreign Immigrants in Industrial America: Millions of Europeans who suffered through the Industrial Revolution, economic depressions, and crushing famines, began to envision America as a land of unbounded opportunity.
Unfortunately, the unprecedented economic turmoil that periodically swept the United States during the second half of the nineteenth century often dashed European dreams of gold-paved streets and free land.
Web Link: Immigration Terms
Web Link: Teaching About Ethnic Diversity
Web Link: American Immigration Past and Present: A Simulation Activity
Web Link: Research That Matters: Diversity Within Union
Web Link: Meeting The Needs of Immigrant Students
Web Link: Immigrant and Ethnic History In the United States Survey
Web Link: Alien Registry Records
Web Link: A Historical Look At Immigration Policy
Web Link: The Making of a Melting Pot: Irish Immigration to America From 1700 to the early 1800s by The American Immigration Law Foundation
Web Link: A Nation of Immigrants by John F. Kennedy (pdf)
Web Link: Landmarks In Immigration History
Web Link: Immigration In A Changing Economy: California's Experience
Web Link: British Convicts Shipped To American Colonies (immigration)
Web Link: Ethnic United States Since The Civil War
Web Link: One From Many: U.S. Immigration Patterns and Ethnic Composition
Web Link: Key Concepts To Guide The Study of Ethnic and Cultural Groups
Web Link: Naturalization Oath Of Allegiance To The United States Of America         all links working a/o 11/8/2011


Section: Emigration/Immigration: Discussed by the United States and other Countries


Article Name: Emigration Pre-1900 Part I
Article Name: Emigration Pre-1900 Part II
Article Name: Emigration From A Different Point of View Pre-1913 Part I
Article Name: Emigration From A Different Point of View Pre-1913 Part II
Article Name: Emigration From A Different Point of View Pre-1913 Part III
Article Name: Presidential Papers Regarding Immigration Pre-1897
Article Name: Argentina and It's Immigration Law Pre-1908
Article Name: Chile and Bolivia Prior to 1908
Article Name: Paraguay-Immigration Encouraged By Government
Article Name: Uruguay: The Ease of the Immigration Law Pre-1926
Article Name: Brazil: Immigration Law Pre-1908
Article Name: Austria-Hungary (Officially the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy)
Article Name: Belgium and Australia Pre -1900
Article Name: Germany Pre-1900
Article Name: Quarantine: An Effective Measure In The Control of Contagious Diseases


Special Mention: "I Go To America, " Reaching For The American Dream by Miriam Medina: This is a four part essay on the subject of Immigration during the period of the 19th century through the early 20th century.


Section: Causes of Emigration/Immigration of Ethnic Groups As Well As Understanding Differences Between Cultures:  This section promotes the studies of the background of emigration in the countries of origin, as well as the study of Ethnic Groups.


Sub Section: The Irish-American


Article Name: Ireland: Causes of Emigration Pre-1900
Article Name: Irish Pioneers of New York City
Web Link: Causes of Immigration for the Irish
Web Link: Irish Neighborhoods, The Five Points, The Fourth Ward and the Tenderloin
Web Link: Irish in Nyc: The Bowery, Greenwich Village and Hell's Kitchen
Web Link: Laying the Tracks at Broadway and 14th Streets (an article at the Museum of the City of New York)
Web Link: Irish Immigrant in New York
Web Link: The Irish
Web Link: Views of the Famine in Ireland
Web Link: Getting On Board An Emigrant Ship: The Irish Emigration Trade Gets Under-Way
Web Link: Compare/Contrast Texts: Irish vs. Italians . There were many similarities between. the experiences of the Irish and Italian immigrants who came to the United States in the early 1800s.
Web Link: Irish-American Heritage
Web Link: Irish Immigrants in America during the 19th Century
Web Link: Irish Literature, Mythology, Folklore, and Drama: A page of links to resources on Irish history, language, literature, mythology, theatre and folklore.
Web Link: Princes Grace Irish Library (Monaco) Electronic Irish Records Dataset - An A-Z listing of information on more than 4,500 Irish writers.
Web Link: What is Celtic Music?
Web Link: Ancient Order of Hibernians in America - The oldest Catholic lay organization in America with divisions around the United States.
Web Link: Irish Biographical Sketches
Web Link: Irish American Heritage Museum: Albany
Web Link: Irish Potato Famine: Gone To America
Web Link: Irish Culture and customs
Web Link: St. Patrick's Day Parade
Web Link: How Dagger John Saved New York's Irish


Sub Section: The African-American


Special Mention: Thehistorybox.com's extensive exploration on "Slavery in the United States"  Resources are organized under topics such as the Economics of American Slavery, Slavery Abuses, Struggles to Gain their freedom, Revolts and Rebellion, the Abolitionist Movement, Civil Rights, African-American Accomplishments and more.
Web Link: The African American History: Africans In America
Web Link: African American Odessy: A Quest for Full Citizenship
Web Link: African American Odessy: Slavery, The Peculiar Institution  Part I and II
Web Link: Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail
Web Link: Dark Voices From Unmarked Graves By Robert J. Moore: Lesson Plans
Web Link: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vass the African (1798): Excerpts of his autobiography. His enslavement
Web Link: The First Blacks of Portsmouth, R.I. Part I
Web Link: To Live Like A Slave


Sub Section: German -American


Special Mention: E-Book: "German Achievements in America by Rudolf Cronau (1916)
Web Link: Mediaeval Germany and the Causes of German Emigration (2)
Web Link: Germans Predecessors of the Puritans (3)
Web Link: Franz Daniel Pastorins and the Settlers of Germantown (4)
Web Link: The Coming of the Palatines (5)
Web Link: The Life of the German Settlers in Colonial Times (6)
Web Link: Promoters of the Cause of Liberty and the Freedom of the Press (7)
Web Link: Heroes in the War for Our Independence (8)
Web Link: The Men of 1848 (12)


Web Link: Teaching Resources
Web Link: The German Americans: An Ethnic Experience
Web Link: The Original 13 Settlers in Germantown, Pennsylvania
Web Link: Peopling St. Louis: The Immigration Experience
Web Link: German-Americans and Their Contributions to the American Mainstream Culture: German Names and Words
Web Link: The Germans
Web Link: Biographies: Alphabetical List of German-Americans
Web Link: German Immigrants In Texas
Web Link: Immigration...German: Isolation to Assimilation
Web Link: Beer Barons
Web Link: A German American Chronology
Web Link: History of a New York Institution
Web Link: Lou Gehrig: "The Iron Horse"
Web Link: First German At Jamestown, Virginia
Web Link: The First Germans In America: A Poem by Ingeborg Carsten-Miller
Web Link: History of the 32nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment also called The First German
Web Link: German and German-American Customs, Traditions, Origins of Holidays


Sub Section: The Italian-American


Section: Under separate section: The Italian Immigration Page  which contains web links, articles and an eight part You Tube documentary on "Italians in the World " was created to give the reader an insight into the causes and effects of Italian immigration, and their culture. It is truly an educational experience.


Article Name: Italy and It's Emigration Pre-1900
Web Link: Italian Immigration
Web Link: Italians to America (genealogy)
Web Link: Mark Pezzano: Italian Folk Singer
Web Link: Becoming Americans, The Italian Experience in the New World
Web Link: ltalian Lodge and Foundation
Web Link: The Wartime Violations of Italian American Civil Liberties Act
Web Link: When Speaking Italian Was A Crime
Web Link: Musica Palermo: The Debut of Sollima's Opera "Ellis Island
Web Link: Italian-Americans
Web Link: Italian Ancestry.com -The Ultimate Jump site For All Things Italian
Web Link: The Naming of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge :Italian Historical Society
Web Link: Italian Harlem: America's Largest and Most Italian Little Italy (New York City)
Web Link: East Harlem Italian Feast , Giglio Feast  (New York City)
Web Link: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast-East Harlem, New York City
Web Link: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Shrine in East Harlem: A wonderful website dedicated to the people who helped make this great festive tradition possible.  * * * * *
Web Link: Italian Links: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Website: All kinds of Information to assist in the study of the Italian-American * * * * *
Web Link: The History of Bocce
Web Link: Italian Coffee: The Art of Drinking Espresso
Web Link: Immigration: The Italian
Web Link: The Story of Italian Immigration
Web Link: Italian Festivals: Italian and Italian American festivals held around the country. It was compiled by the National Italian American Foundation.
Web Link: Milestones of the Italian-American Experience
Web Link: Casa Italiana: New York University
Web Link: Italian and Italian-American Heritage Books
Web Link: The Italian


Sub Section: The Chinese-American


Special Mention:

 

Dave Wang, “The US Founders and China: The Origins of Chinese Cultural Influence on the United States,” Education About Asia 16 no. 2 (2011): 5–11 (reprints for educational purposes are granted with the permission of the Association for Asian Studies, Inc.).
“In his work of over several years, Dr. Dave Wang has explored Chinese culture and the early development of the United States, particularly the efforts of eminent colonists, including the founding fathers, who worked hard to draw nourishments from traditional Chinese Civilization. Dr. Wang has written recently an excellent article titled "The US Founders and China: The Origins of Chinese Cultural Influence on the United States," useful for the Chinese-American community and teachers and students interested in their roots in early America. It is a must-have resource for education about Asia. ( Permission to use has been granted b: Peggy Creswell, Managing Editor, Education About Asia. 302 Pfeiffer Hall, Dept. 2222 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, TN 37403. Phone (423)425-2118, Fax (423)425-5441. Website: http://www.asian-studies.org/EAA/
   
Article Name: Chinese Immigration In The United States Pre-1900
Article Name: Presidential Papers 1789-1897 Regarding Chinese Immigration Part I
Article Name: Presidential Papers 1789-1897 Regarding Chinese Immigration Part II
Web Link: Education About Asia
Web Link: Chinese Immigration to New York
Web Link: The History of New York's Chinatown
Web Link: Chinese Americans
Web Link: The History of Chinese-Americans
Web Link: Coolies, Sailors and Settlers Part I Viewer Guide
Web Link: Chinese In The Frontier West: An American Story ,Viewer Guide: Ancestors, Part 2
Web Link: The Chinese
Web Link: The Chinese Massacre of 1871: This racially motivated riot resulted from a growing anti-Chinese sentiment in California. A mob of 500 whites entered the Los Angeles Chinatown area which had a population of 200 Chinese living there, ransacking their homes and attacking them.
Web Link: Chae Chan Ping v. U.S., 130 U.S. 581 (1889): This case involved a resident non citizen who left the U.S. with a document allowing his return:  Congress voided the reentry documents while Chae Chan Ping was on the boat back to the U.S.
Web Link: The Geary Act of 1892: "This act extends the Chinese Exclusion Act for another ten years. All Chinese in the United States are required to carry registration certificates."
Web Link: Fong Yue Ting v. U.S., 149 U.S. 698 (1893)
Web Link: United States v. Wong Kim Ark. 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
Web Link: Immigration Act of 1917: (also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act) The Asiatic Barred Zone Act, passed over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, bars immigration by Asians.
Web Link: Chang Chan v. Nagle, 268 U.S. 346 (1925)


Sub Section: The Hollanders


Web Link: Hollanders Who Helped Build America
Web Link: Prominent Hollanders Name Index..New York
Web Link: Prominent Hollanders Bios..New York
Web Link: Hollanders In The United States
Web Link: Dutch Immigration to the United States


Sub Section: The Polish-American


Web Link: Poles In The United States
Web Link: A Polish Neighborhood In Milwaukee
Web Link: "The Old  Neighborhood isn't The Same Anymore": The Evolution of Polish-American Ethnicity
Web Link: Polish Immigrants
Web Link: Polish-American Contributions To Our Nation
Web Link: Polonia: United States
Web Link: The Polish Community of Buffalo and the Pan-American Exposition
Web Link: The Polish Immigrant and the Catholic Church in America


Sub Section: The Jewish People


Article Name: The First Jewish Colony on Manhattan island
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z  Ltr. A
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z  Ltr. B
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z  Ltr. C
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z  Ltr. D
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z  Ltr. E
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z Ltr.  F
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z Ltr. G
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z Ltr. H
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z  Ltrs. I-J                                                    Posted 1/21/07
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z  Ltrs. K                                                     Posted 6/03/07
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge A-Z Ltrs. L                                                      Posted 6/03/07
Article Name: Jewish Dietary Laws
Article Name: Jewish Knowledge: Eighteen Benedictions
Article Name: Cabala
Article Name: Jews, in Huge Parade, Mourn Dead In Russia.1905  
Article Name: Customs and Habits of the Jewish Population on the East Side : 1895  
Article Name: Jews on East Side Bury Their Scrolls: Parchments Damaged by Fire 1907     
Article Name: Violent Demonstrations At Chief Rabbi Joseph's Funeral 1902
Article Name: Feast of Purim, A Hebrew Festival Generally Observed in Brooklyn-1889   
Article Name: Our Hebrew Cemeteries 1886                                 Posted 2/18/07
Article Name: The Hebrews Among Us 1870                                Posted 2/19/07
Article Name: Synagogue Government Part I                                 Posted 3/24/07
Article Name: Synagogue Government Part II                                Posted 3/24/07
Article Name: Synagogue Government Part III                               Posted 3/24/07
Article Name: Synagogue Government Part IV                              Posted 3/24/07
Article Name: Synagogue Government Part V                               Posted 3/24/07
Article Name: Jewish Zeal: Growth of the Young Men's Hebrew Association 1887            Posted 6/03/07
Article Name: The Passover: Beginning of the Great Jewish Feast 1892                             Posted 4/5/07
Article Name: The House of Rothschild: Genealogy Information Part I                                   Posted 6/04/07
Article Name: The House of Rothschild: Genealogy Information Part II                                  Posted 6/5/07
Article Name The House of Rothschild: Genealogy Information Part III      Last part             Posted 6/6/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's  Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Aaron-Abels                             Posted 3/21/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish  Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Ageloff-Alpert                           Posted 3/22/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Arens-Arons                              Posted 3/23/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Bachrach-Bailey                        Posted 3/23/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Balton-Barnett                            Posted 3/23/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Barnett-Baum                             Posted 3/26/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Belinky-Berg                              Posted 3/28/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Bernstein-Bernstein                  Posted 3/29/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Bienenstock-Blank                    Posted 4/4/07   
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Bloch-Bloch                              Posted 4/4/07
Article Name: Brooklyn's Jewish Businessmen: Pre: 1925 Blumberg-Breslaw                   Posted 4/13/07
Article Name: Zionism: Pre: 1934 Part I                  Posted 6/05/07
Article Name: Zionism: Pre: 1934 Part II                 Posted 6/19/07
Article Name: Zionism: Pre: 1934 Part III                Posted 6/19/07


Special Mention: The Holocaust, arguably the worst disaster to hit Western civilization in the 20th century, is amply covered by available literature and will not be explored in depth here. For a brief overview please see the following links:


Web Link:

Holocaust 

Web Link:

The Holocaust History Project

Web Link:

The Jewish Virtual Library-The Holocaust

Web Link:

The Holocaust: A Tragic Legacy

Web Link:

The Holocaust of World War II

Web Link:

The German Jews during the Holocaust, 1939-1945



Special Mention: Witnesses and Survivors of The Holocaust: The Fortunoff Video Archives At Yale University


Web Link: Testimony Excerpt of Rabbi Baruch G: Describes forced labor in the Mlawa, Poland Ghetto
Web Link: Testimony Excerpt of Rachel G: She describes the Gestapo's search for her, the Jewish child.
Web Link: Testimony Excerpt of Edith P: A Survivor who describes Auschwitz
Web Link: Testimony Excerpt of Helen R.: She describes her experience in Auschwitz


Section: Educational Resources On American Jewish History


Sub Section:  Lesson Plans: For Haven To Home


Web Link: A Nation of Immigrants: Coming to America and Making a Home (1824-1924) (The story of these immigrants is the quintessential American story: coming to the New World in search of opportunity, to escape persecution, and to make a permanent home.)
Web Link: Acts of Citizenship: American Jews and Military Service (The story of these immigrants is the quintessential American story: coming to the New World in search of opportunity, to escape persecution, and to make a permanent home.)
Web Link: American Jews and Anti-semitism (Identifying the roots and expressions of American anti-semitism, as well as the responses of American Jews to anti-semitism, allows for a better understanding of the American Jewish experience.)
Web Link: American Jews and Civil Rights (In the second half of the 20th century, American Jews were particularly active in the movements associated with civil rights (at home) and Soviet Jewry (abroad).
Web Link: American Jews and The Holocaust (Could either the U.S. government or the American Jewish community have done more to help save European Jewry? These are the questions that drive discussions of American Jewry and the Holocaust.
Web Link: Jews in America at a Time of Growth and Change: Forging New Frontiers (The turn of the century in America toward the 1900s was a time of growth in population, industry and invention.)


Sub Section: Miscellaneous Information On The Jewish People


Article Name: Causes Of Emigration/Immigration of The Jewish People Pre 1900 Part I
Article Name: Causes Of Emigration/Immigration of The Jewish People Pre 1900 Part II
Web Link: The Early Jewish History of La Crosse, Wisconsin
Web Link: Milwaukee Landmark Jewish Ghetto, May Soon Pass Away
Web Link: To Publish History of Wisconsin Jews
Web Link: Jewish Politicians of New York
Web Link: From Shetl to Tenements
Web Link: Jewish Music: An Overview
Web Link: Jewish Leaders
Web Link: Aaron Lopez's Struggle for Citizenship
Web Link: Progress of the Jewish Community-Pre 1934
Web Link: Jewish First Names and Surnames
Web Link: Bravo, Bravo, Bravo, Jewish Women! The Kosher Meat Boycott of 1902
Web Link: Staying Jewish on the Arizona Frontier
Web Link: Judah Benjamin, The Jewish Confederate
Web Link: Humble Roots of American Retailing
Web Link: The Making of A Jewish Citizen
Web Link: The First American-born "Rabbi"
Web Link: The Battle of the Balcony: 1756
Web Link: Ernestine Louise Rose: The First American Jewish Feminist
Web Link: The Americanization of Reform Judaism
Web Link: Notable People of the Jewish Community of New York
Web Link: Jewish Communal Interests in New York-Pre 1934
Web Link: Noble Prize Award: Jewish Community-Pre 1934
Web Link: Jewish "Continuity" in Early America
Web Link: Vindication of an American Jewish Patriot
Web Link: Jewish Institute of Religion, Information and Graduates List 1926-1933
Web Link: Jewish Theological Seminary of America: N.Y. Faculty & Alumni List 1894-1933
Web Link: America's First Hebrew Teacher
Web Link: Rabbi's of New York
Web Link: Hebrew Union College-and alumni list 1883-1933.
Web Link: B'nai B'rith Lodge
Web Link: Chanukah, American Style
Web Link: The First American Bat Mitzvah
Web Link: Hanna Arendt
Web Link: Jewish Orphanages in the United States
Web Link: National Jewish Organizations: Civic Defense, Political & Cultural-Pre 1952
Web Link: Grandma's Kitchen Favorites Kosher Recipes
Web Link: Hank Greenberg: Baseball's First Jewish Superstar
Web Link: Jewish-American Hall of Fame-Jewish Museum in Cyberspace: Virtual Tour
Web Link: The Gomez Mill House Virtual Museum
Web Link: Agnes Keleti: Gymnastics (Most Successful Jewish Female Olympian in History)
Web Link: Emma Lazarus
Web Link: Mordecai Manuel Noah
Web Link: Annie Meyer-Writer
Web Link: Samuel L. Shneiderman: June 15, 1906-October 8,  1996 
Web Link: Memories of My Saba by Anna Shneiderman
Web Link: Reminiscences of My Father by Ben Shneiderman
Web Link: Early History Of The Jews In New York 1654-1664
Web Link: History of the Jews in the Russian Empire: What daily life was like in the shtetl, the little Jewish town.  This site has an excellent text history and photographs of people, occupations, clothing, habitations.
Web Link: The Jewish People
Web Link: Jewish Genealogical Research: Well organized site on how to conduct genealogical research and sources of passenger lists.
Web Link: Judaism and Jewish Resources: Lists 300+ web sites for information on Judaism and the Jews.
Web Link: The American Jewish Experience through the Nineteenth Century: Immigration and Acculturation
Web Link: The American Jewish Experience in the Twentieth Century: Antisemitism and Assimilation: Continue the story of European Jewish immigrants as they forge their identity as Americans in the twentieth century


Sub Section: Cuban-Americans


Special Mention: Fleeing From Communist Oppression: The Great Cuban Exodus 1959 by Miriam Medina       2/2/07


   
   
Web Link: Cuban Immigration to the United States
Web Link: The Role of Spanish in the Cuban Communities of New York City
Web Link: Misc. Information on Cuban Immigration to the United States From The Latin American Studies
Web Link: Cubans In Miami: An Historic Perspective by Francis J. Sicius Division of Humanities, St. Thomas University Miami, Florida
Web Link: Exploring the Culture of Little Havana
Web Link: Growing Up Cuban in Miami: History, Storytelling and the Politics of Exile
Web Link: The Cuban Exile Periodicals Collection At the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Otto G. Richter Library.
Web Link: The View From 82: Cuban Jews Tell Their Story By Rabbi Mayer Abramowitz
Web Link: Three Guys From Miami: Making The Cuban Sandwich
Web Link: Music Of Cuba


Sub Section: The French Huguenots


Article Name: The Huguenot Migration In Europe and America: Its Cause and Effect Part I
Article Name: The Huguenot Migration In Europe and America: Its Cause and Effect Part II
Article Name: The Huguenot Migration In Europe and America: Its Cause and Effect Part III
Web Link: Experiences of The French Huguenots In America: The King's Refugees
Web Link: Traits and Stories of the Huguenots


Section: Ports of Entry Where Immigrants Entered The United States


Sub Section: Angel Island Immigration Station


Web Link: Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation
Web Link: Angel island: "Guardian of the Western Gate" by Valerie Natale
Web Link: Angel Island Photo Gallery
Web Link: Angel Island, The Ellis Island Of The West-1917
Web Link: Poetry 1910-1940 Written on the Walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station
Web Link: The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882): Brief Overview
Web Link: Angel Island-California's "Immigration Station"


Sub Section: Ellis Island Immigration Station


Special Mention: "My Trip To Ellis Island Photo Gallery" a narration with pictures by Miriam Medina
Web Link: Story of Immigration in the United States-Ellis Island
Web Link: Getting Tagged For Railroad Trip by Official in Ellis Island-1905
Web Link: The Barge Office-1898
Web Link: Abuses At The  Barge Office-1900
Web Link: Castle Garden America's First Immigration Center
Web Link: The Forgotten of Ellis Island: Deaths in Quarantine 1909-1911
Web Link: The Restoration of Ellis Island
Web Link: They Changed Our Name At Ellis Island
Web Link: Ellis Island Virtual Tour: Immigrants
Web Link: Ellis Island: Doorway To Dreams


Sub Section: Locust Point, Baltimore, Maryland


Web Link: The Immigrant Experience At Locust Point: (read The Great Human Tide: Baltimore's Jewish Immigration)


Sub Section: Other Ports Of Entry For Immigrants to the United States 1800s
Web Link: Philadelphia-Ellis Island


Section:
Crime and Desperation: One Sad Story of Late 19th Century Immigration


Sub Section: Life In The Slums:  For a photographic view  of New York City immigrants of the 1890s and early 1900, refer to  "Behind The Camera's Eye"  in the Photography Resources Section.


Article Name: Five Points Neighborhood Part I
Article Name: Five Points Neighborhood Part II
Web Link: How the Other Half Lives- Hypertext Edition
Web Link: The Battle With The Slum by Jacob A. Riis (online book)
Web Link: The Poor in Summer
Web Link: From the shtetl to the Tenement: The East European Jews and America: A Social History 1850-1925
Web Link: Earliest Tenements and Their Problems
Web Link: Hell's Kitchen History
Web Link: City Life in the 1800s


Sub Section: Crime And  Desperation


Article Name: Brief Highlights on New York City Crime
Article Name: The Vice of Prostitution Pre-1885
Article Name: The Everyday Pick-Pockets
Article Name: Fortune Tellers and Clairvoyants
Article Name: The Dance Houses
Article Name: Concert Saloons and Waiter Girls
Article Name: Drunkenness 1872
Article Name: The Dance Houses
Article Name: Gambling Houses: A Vice
Article Name: The Thieves Of New York City 1868
Article Name: Struggles Of The Poor Working Girls 1868
Web Link: Gangs In The United States
Web Link: Maggie A Girl of the Streets by Stephan Crane (She had tramped the streets for weeks on her weary errand, and the only living wages that were offered her were the wages of sin.)


Section: Incidents Of Unfair Treatment To Immigrants In The United States: There have been dark moments in American History which traces back to intolerance and prejudices by the American people against immigrants of which still exist in these current days. Often stereotyped and discriminated against, many immigrants suffered verbal and physical abuse because they were "different."


Article Name: The Martin Koszta Affair Pre-1857
Article Name: Violent Demonstrations At Chief Rabbi Joseph's Funeral 1902
Article Name: A Serious Riot In Williamsburg City 1853 And A Riot In Brooklyn City 1853: Racial Riot
Article Name: The Irish and Know Nothing's Riot 1854
Article Name: The Colored Orphan Asylum Riot 1863
Web Link: Injustice to Italian Laborers: A Deplorable Lynching-Presidential Papers
Web Link: The Wartime Violations of Italian American Civil Liberties Act
Web Link: Japanese-American Internment
Web Link: The Evacuation of the Japanese After Pearl Harbor
Web Link: When Military Necessity Overrides Constitutional Guarantees: The Treatment of Japanese Americans During World War II by Jay M. Brown
Web Link: "The Chinese Must Go !!!"
Web Link: The Chinese Massacre of 1871: This racially motivated riot resulted from a growing anti-Chinese sentiment in California. A mob of 500 whites entered the Los Angeles Chinatown area which had a population of 200 Chinese living there, ransacking their homes and attacking them.
Web Link: The Leo Frank Case: Anti-Semitism


Section: Immigrants Tell Their Stories


Web Link: Li Keng Wong's Story: Angel Island
Web Link: Relive A Boy's Journey: Seymour Rechtzeit was eight years old in 1920, when he left his home in Poland and journeyed to America.
Web Link: A Polish Immigrant Recalls Coming to Milwaukee As A Boy in 1868
Web Link: Stories of the Past
Web Link: Transplanted but not Uprooted: 19th-Century Immigrants from Hessen-Darmstadt in Wisconsin


Section: Discriminatory Lawmaking and Restrictions on Immigrants            Posted 1/25/07
Web Link: People v. Hall, 1854
Web Link: Burlingame Treaty (1868)
Web Link: Page Law 1875
Web Link: The Chinese Exclusion Act; May 6, 1882
Web Link: The Scott Act of 1888
Web Link: Chae Chan Ping v. U.S., 130 U.S. 581 (1889): This case involved a resident non citizen who left the U.S. with a document allowing his return:  Congress voided the reentry documents while Chae Chan Ping was on the boat back to the U.S.
Web Link: The Geary Act of 1892: "This act extends the Chinese Exclusion Act for another ten years. All Chinese in the United States are required to carry registration certificates."
Web Link: Fong Yue Ting v. U.S., 149 U.S. 698 (1893)
Web Link: United States v. Wong Kim Ark. 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
Web Link: Gentlemen's Agreement of 1907: “Japan affirmed her intention of stopping the emigration of laborers. This arrangement continued until superseded by the Immigration Act of 1924, excluding Japanese immigrants as “aliens ineligible to citizenship.” Meantime, state laws, notably in California, had limited the right of the Japanese to own (1913) and then to lease (1920) farm lands; upheld by the Supreme Court, 1923.”
Web Link: The Mann Act of 1910
Web Link: Bugajewitz v. Adams, 228 U.S. 585 (1913)
Web Link: Immigration Act of 1917: (also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act) The Asiatic Barred Zone Act, passed over President Woodrow Wilson's veto, bars immigration by Asians.
Web Link: Immigration Act of 1924
Web Link: "Shut the Door": A Senator Speaks for Immigration Restriction
Web Link: Chang Chan v. Nagle, 268 U.S. 346 (1925)
Web Link: The Alien Registration Act of June 29, 1940 (also known as the Smith Act): Requires all aliens 14 and older to register with the Justice Department.
Web Link: Hines v. Davidowitz 1941: The Court voided a Pennsylvania law requiring the annual registration and fingerprinting of aliens but going beyond the subsequently–enacted federal law to require acquisition of an alien identification card that had to be carried at all times and to be exhibited to any police officer upon demand and to other licensing officers upon applications for such things as drivers’ licenses.”
Web Link: Displaced Persons Act of 1948


 
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