Immigration: Uncovering the Past, Analyzing Primary Sources

From about 1820 to its height in the early 1900s, the United States and Canada experienced a huge influx of people from other countries seeking to become citizens. This fascinating book details the historical evidence that helps explain why there was a mass migration of people from around the world. Readers will learn how prejudice and circumstances at the time of an event can influence people’s interpretation of evidence, including items such as passports and other immigration documents, transportation tickets, engravings, photographs, paintings, and newspaper stories. Readers will learn how to use critical thinking in their own examinations of evidence.

Part of the Uncovering the Past series from Crabtree Books

This installment in the Uncovering the Past series begins with the essential question about our need to study the past and then provides a streamlined process for reading and thinking critically about that topic….Though the content is highly informational, the tone is refreshingly conversational and the organization uncluttered.
Amina Chaudhri, Booklist, April 1, 2015
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