Immigration History


Please see the redesigned History Guide for recommended resources.

This guide is not up-to-date and will no longer be available after April 29, 2022.

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Immigration History in the United States

Non-U.S. Immigration History

To locate background information on emigration from and immigration to countries other than the U.S., try to find a general history or overview account of one of the countries of interest.

For example, to find an overview of Irish immigration to Australia, search the library catalog for a history of Australia or a history of Ireland.

See "Finding Books" for search tips.

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