A Self-Paced Course
This course, part of the Gilder Lehrman Self-Paced Course series, explores the struggles and achievements of major groups who journeyed to a new home in the United States, including Irish, Italian, Jewish, Asian, and Latino Americans. Historian Vincent Cannato, author of the acclaimed American Passage: The History of Ellis Island, leads a consideration of questions involving exclusion and inclusion; patterns of settlement; questions of race, gender, and ethnicity; and the evolution of federal government policy.
This course consists of:
- Five seminar sessions led by Professor Cannato, which can be watched at your convience
- One virtual tour of Manhattan's Lower East Side and the Tenement Museum led by Professor Cannato
- Optional primary source readings that complement Professor Cannato's lectures
The optional readings for each seminar session are listed on the “Resources” tab on the course page.
- Please note: Participants are not required to read or purchase any print materials. Quizzes are based on the content of the seminar recordings rather than the readings.
- Standard Rate: $39.99
- Affiliate Price: $24.99 (Learn more about Gilder Lehrman’s Affiliate School and Public Library Affiliate programs)
- After your purchase, you may access your course by signing in and visiting the “Community” tab at the top of the Gilder Lehrman Institute homepage.
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