Synopses & Reviews
Through letters, diaries, and oral histories, WE ARE AMERICANS profiles the often challenging but ultimately rewarding experiences of US immigrants during the last 20,000 years.
Every child will find an ancestor or contemporary in this collection of personal narratives that tells the story, chronologically, of immigrant groups in this nation.
From the first human residents of North America, to the mass of Europeans in the 1800's, to today's modern Americans, each group has made significant and lasting contributions to the ever changing culture of the United States.
Through the letters and oral histories, first person accounts and biographies, children will reflect on the many different
Letters, diary entries, oral histories, biographical profiles, and hundreds of photographs tell the story, chronologically, of immigrant groups to this nation. From the first human residents of North America, to the mass of Europeans in the 1800s, to today's modern Americans, immigrants describe their reasons for leaving their birth lands, the journeys to North America, their first glimpses of the country, and the struggles between tradition and assimilation.
Table of Contents
First immigrants -- Colonial immigration -- What is an American? -- America fever -- From sea to sea -- Division and reunion -- Streets paved -- Immigrant communities -- Golden door closes -- Immigrants at a trickle -- Coming to America today -- New America.