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"Borders, Open and Closed"

In this audio slideshow, New York Times reporter Nina Bernstein discusses shifts in Mexican immigration from the 1920s through the bracero program of the 1940s and 1960s.

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History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web

Designed for high school and college teachers and students of U.S. history survey courses, this site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers unique teaching materials, first-person primary documents, and guides to analyzing historical [...]

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Didactic Dramas: Antiwar Plays of the 1930s

The interwar peace movement was arguably the largest mass movement of the 1920s and 1930s, a mobilization often overlooked in the wake of the broad popular consensus that ultimately supported the U.S. involvement in World War II. The destruction [...]

Uncovering Five Points: Evidence from a NYC Immigrant Neighborhood

This database allows users to explore Five Points using data compiled from the 1855 New York State Census. Search census records from 1,333 individuals in the database to learn about the residents of New York City's legendary immigrant neighborhood.

New Perspectives on the West

This companion website to the PBS documentary series, The West features a range of resources: biographies, interactive timelines, lesson plans, maps and more. The West, directed by Stephen Ives and presented by Ken Burns, premiered in 1996.

Mission-US

Mission US is a multimedia project featuring free interactive adventure games set in different eras of U.S. history. The first game, Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?," puts the player in the shoes of Nat Wheeler, a 14-year-old printer's apprentice [...]

PastPresent: 1906

This online immersive digital video game puts players into the fictional New England town of Eureka Falls, where they can choose to become either Anna Caruso, an immigrant weaver at the Boylston Mill or Walter Armbruster, a native-born [...]