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Articles with keyword "Immigration"

The Low family


The Chinese Exclusion Act Raised the Price of Becoming an American

 A new exhibit tells the story from the immigrant’s point of view.

Little Italy, New York City, 1950s


What Sets Italian Americans Off From Other Immigrants?

Family and work for starters, according to a new TV documentary.

Masthead of the Hermanner Volksblatt


Ben Franklin’s German-Language Newspaper

Foreign-language newspapers provided insights into immigration and cultural history


"When Memories Collide"

Technology takes us on a virtual tour of an immigrant home of the 1920s.


How the Century Began

Historian H. W. Brands discusses turn-of-the-century anxieties and our own expectations for the future with Endowment chairman William R. Ferris.


Ben Shahn’s New York

The painter's photography captures street life during the Depression.


Eavesdropping on a Generation

Yiddish programs from the Golden Age of radio hit the airwaves.


Fleeing Revolution

White Russians, academics, and others found an unlikely path to freedom.


The Unconventional Willa Cather

After conquering the world of New York publishing, an ambitious writer returns to her Nebraska roots to find inspiration.


Isaac Bashevis Singer: Master Storyteller

A rabbi's son takes his tales of the shtetl to America and wins a Nobel Prize.