A Nation Of Immigrants

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The History of the United States - Pre-History through 1699
This program takes us from the earliest settlements of North America through the arrivals of the Vikings, Europeans and Colonial America. Learn about European roots and how America was different…
The History of the United States - 1700 through 1849
This program takes us from the beginning of America's search for its own unique identity in modern political terms through revolution and the growing pains of the world's first truly…
The History of the United States - 1850 through Present Day
This program illustrates the stresses and strains of a maturing but divided society through the Civil War, Reconstruction, universal suffrage, the struggle for civil rights, to the growth of a…
The History of the United States - The Founding Fathers of the US
A fascinating, in-depth study of the founding fathers of the United States. Learn about the cultures and societies upon which they based the U.S. government and discover the influence of…
The History of the United States - The Truth About Slavery
Explore the history of slavery throughout the ages & discover why the American enslavement of Africans was unique in its approach and design. Get in-depth knowledge about the economic, political,…
The History of the United States - US Immigrants a Mulit-Cultural Journey
Take a historical look at immigration into the U.S. over the millennia. This program makes the important point that everyone in America immigrated from another part of the world. What…

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The History of the United States - US Immigrants a Mulit-Cultural Journey
Part of the Series: A Nation Of Immigrants
Take a historical look at immigration into the U.S. over the millennia. This program makes the important point that everyone in America immigrated from another part of the world. What brought people to this continent? What similarities do we all share? What does the future hold? Discover attitudes about immigration,…