Immigrants & Immigration
Exclusion Act, 1882
The text of the Chinese Exclusion Act which was passed by the
United States Congress in 1882.
Ellis Island Gateway - History Channel
The History Channel’s website presents an overview, a timeline, and an interactive photo comparing Ellis Island 100 years ago to now. Under “More to Explore,” choose “People and Groups,” “Themes,” “Events,” and “Related Topics” for more information.
The Golden Door: Immigration Images from the Keystone-Mast Collection
Galleries of images relating to Ellis Island, immigrant life and labor, and displays of foreign villages at expositions and Worldâ€™s Fairs. From the University of California, Riverside/California Museum of Photography.
Click on "The Peopling of America" to find a timeline of immigration.
Each period provides an overview, statistics, and a graph showing the
numbers of people immigrating to the U.S. From The Statue of Liberty-Ellis
Island Foundation, Inc.
The American Civil Liberties Union provides current news and information about detention, racial profiling, workplace rights, asylum and much more.
Click on "Urban Log Cabin" to find information on immigrants
living in a New York tenement house in 1870 and 1915. Click on "History"
for a general background of the tenement house including when it was
built and issues of overcrowding and sanitation. Developed by the Lower
East Side Tenement Museum.
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