Coming in Waves

Matthews, Andrew
May 2013
Cobblestone;May/Jun2013, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p2
The article presents a historical overview of several waves of immigration in the U.S. as of May 2013, including information on early Spanish settlements in America, a potato famine in Ireland, and the Know-Nothings political party which attempted to limit immigration into the U.S. in the 1850s.


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