- Published: Chicago : World Book, 2003.
- Year Published: 2003
- Description: 2 v. (384 p.) : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 29 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- 0716673037 (set) :
- Immigrants -- History.
- United States -- History.
- United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
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The World Book of America's multicultural heritage.
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Rev. ed. of: The World Book of America's heritage. c1991.
Book one. pt. 1. The land and its people: The glorious continents ; The first Americans ; Feature : Mississippian culture ; Groups of the Caribbean, Central, and South America -- pt. 2. The Europeans arrive: Columbus and those before him ; Discoveries and conquests ; Feature : sailing ships ; Spanish and Portuguese explorers and colonies -- pt. 3. New France, New Netherland, and New Sweden: New France ; New Netherland and New Sweden ; Feature : the prosperous Dutch -- pt. 4. The English colonies: The first ventures ; Feature : Plimoth Plantation ; Other colonies for religious purposes ; Rounding out the 13 -- pt. 5. Europeans become Americans: Irish, Scots, Germans, Jews, and others ; The Atlantic crossing and beyond ; Immigrants in bondage ; War and independence ; Feature : Canada : a different story
Book two. pt. 6. The immigrant flow continues: Internal migration : the trek begins ; Feature : New Salem ; Immigrants and the new nation ; An outburst of nativism -- pt. 7. Immigrants and war: Going West-- Texas, Utah, and California ; Feature : the Alamo -- Civil War, Reconstruction, and Indian wars -- pt. 8. From Civil War to World War: More immigrants ; The port ; Feature : the restoration of Ellis Island ; Life in New York City ; Aid and Americanization ; Restriction begins -- pt. 9. From World War to World War: Palmer, the Klan, and Dillingham ; Feature : expatriates ; Refuges, restrictions, and racial prejudice ; Postwar immigration and McCarthyism -- pt. 10. Recent years: New immigrants from Asia and Latin America ; Feature : Alaska ; Feature : Hawaii ; Fleeing political oppression ; Latin American immigrants and undocumented workers ; American pluralism and its challenges.