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Immigration and Migration: Cultural Interaction and the Peopling of America

This theme addresses American diversity by examining internal and external migrations throughout the history of the continent and the nation. Participants will learn about the historical context and causes of these movements of people, from the Paleolithic era to the present, reactions to these movements, and how immigrant and migrant groups have adapted to, changed, and enriched American society and culture.

Topics Within This Theme

People of the First Light: Wampanoag History (Fall 2004)

The Vanishing Indian: Removal, Relocation, Reservations and Representation in the 19th century (Fall 2004)

The Great Migration: African Americans and the Growth of the Urban North
(Fall 2004)