Immigration and Migration
The books, articles, films, and websites in this section will enhance the materials included on our website for this era of American history. Many of the books are by the historians whose essays and lectures you have read and listened to here and offer in-depth studies of the topics that have caught your interest. The websites and other resources open new ways to explore American history and take advantage of new interpretations and new technologies to enhance classroom or at-home learning.
Lange, Karen. 1607: A New Look at Jamestown. Washington, DC: National Geographic Children’s Books, 2007.
Taylor, Alan. American Colonies: The Settling of North America. New York: Penguin Books, 2002. First published 2001 by Viking Putnam.
Cannato, Vincent J. American Passage: The History of Ellis Island. New York: Harper, 2009.
Butler, Jon. Becoming America: The Revolution before 1776. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2000.
Haskins, James, and Kathleen Benson. Bound for America: The Forced Migration of Africans to the New World. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1999.
Haskins, James, and Kathleen Benson. Building a New Land: African Americans in Colonial America. Illus. James Ransome. New York: Amistad, 2001.
Pauketat, Timothy R. Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi. New York: Penguin, 2009.
Josselyn, John. Colonial Traveler: A Critical Edition of Two Voyages to New-England. Ed. Paul J. Lindholdt. Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 1988.
Moreno, Barry. Encyclopedia of Ellis Island. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004.
Diner, Hasia R. Erin’s Daughters in America: Irish Immigrant Women in the Nineteenth Century. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983.
Hawke, David F. Everyday Life in Early America. HarperCollins Publishing, 1988.
Horsman, Reginald. Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783–1812. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1967.
Maestro, Betsy C. Exploration and Conquest: The Americas after Columbus, 1500–1620. With illustrations by Giulio Maestro. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1994.
Cannavale, Vincent C. Voices from Colonial America: Florida, 1513–1821. Washington DC: National Geographic Children’s Books, 2006.
Brucken, Carolyn, and Virginia Scharff. Home Lands: How Women Made the West. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
Diner, Hasia R. Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001.
Diner, Hasia R. In the Almost Promised Land: American Jews and Blacks, 1915–1935. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995.
Pitkin, Thomas M. Keepers of the Gate: A History of Ellis Island. New York: New York University Press, 1975.
Levy, Leonard W. Legacy of Suppression: Freedom of Speech and Press in Early American History. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1960.
Salerno, Roger A. Louis Wirth: A Bio-Bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Diner, Hasia R. Lower East Side Memories: A Jewish Place in America. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2000.
Lower East Side Tenement Museum. http://www.thirteen.org/tenement/.
Stephanson, Anders. Manifest Destiny: American Expansionism and the Empire of Right. New York: Hill and Wang, 1995.
Axtell, James. Natives and Newcomers: The Cultural Origins of North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Foner, Nancy, ed. New Immigrants in New York. New York: Columbia University Press, 2001.
Calloway, Colin G. New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
De Leon, Arnoldo. Racial Frontiers: Africans, Chinese, and Mexicans in Western America, 1848–1890. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2002.
Reimers, David M. Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America. 2nd ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992.
Novotny, Ann. Strangers at the Door: Ellis Island, Castle Garden, and the Great Immigration to America. Riverside, CT: Chatham Press, 1971.
Fraser, Mary Ann. Ten Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1993.
Crosby, Alfred. The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing, 1972.
Kessner, Thomas. The Golden Door: Italian and Jewish Immigrant Mobility in New York City, 1880–1915. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
Fagan, Brian M. The Great Journey: The Peopling of Ancient America. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1987.
Labbe, Dolores Egger. The Louisiana Purchase and Its Aftermath. Lafayette: University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998.
Sellers, Charles. The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815–1846. New York: Oxford University Press, 1991.
Maestro, Betsy. The New Americans: Colonial Times: 1620-1689. New York: Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, 1998.
Bodnar, John. The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1985.
Wilkerson, Isabel. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration. New York: Random House, 2010.
DeConde, Alexander. This Affair of Louisiana. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1976.
Stuart, Reginald C. United States Expansionism and British North America, 1775–1871. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1988.
White, Richard. “It’s Your Misfortune and None of My Own”: A New History of the American West. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991.