History Stories
CATEGORY: Immigration
Just How Divided Are Americans Since Trump’s Election?
November 8, 2017

Five historians dissect the country's divisions in the era of Donald Trump. Read More

The ‘Diversity’ Green Card Lottery Was Originally for White Immigrants
November 2, 2017

The history behind the program Trump wants to scrap. Read More

The Grisly Story of America’s Largest Lynching
October 25, 2017

Innocent Italian-Americans got caught in the crosshairs of a bigoted mob. Read More

When American Lawmakers Took a Page from the Nazi Playbook
October 23, 2017

Some believed they could improve the U.S. population by controlled breeding. Read More

Rotten Meat and Stewed Prunes? Welcome to America
September 13, 2017

When the government investigated Ellis Island, they found month-old pies made of apple cores, barrels of tainted lamb and beef, and rotten fish. Read More

The Birth of ‘Illegal’ Immigration
September 7, 2017

For a long time, it wasn't possible to immigrate “Illegally" to the U.S. Read More

The Top Spots to Visit in New York, According to Two Historians
September 1, 2017

A hospital and a church tell the stories of America. Read More

Visit the Historic Cigar Capital Tucked Away in a Florida City
August 10, 2017

The world’s finest cigars came from here. Read More

Born in the USA: The Immigrant Son Who Fought for Birthright Citizenship
May 30, 2017

In one of the most overlooked civil rights cases in American history, an American-born son of Chinese immigrants took on the U.S. government to affirm the principle of birthright citizenship. Read More

When America Despised the Irish: The 19th Century’s Refugee Crisis
March 16, 2017

More than 150 years ago, it was the Irish who were refugees forced into exile by a humanitarian and political disaster. Explore this era of scorn the Irish initially encountered and find out how they became part of the American mainstream. Read More