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Immigrant Arrivals: A Guide To Published Sources

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Bolino, August C.
The Ellis Island Source Book.
2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: Kensington Historical Press, 1990. xxiii, 357 p., ill., bibliography.
LC call number: JV6483 .B64 1990 LH&G; MRR Alc
LC control number: 91134939

Result of the author's seven-year attempt "to put in one place as much as is known . . . about Ellis Island," its history, source documents, and "the Ellis Island Experience."

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Bromwell, William Jeremy.
History of Immigration to the United States, Exhibiting the Number, Sex, Age, Occupation, and Country of Birth, of Passengers Arriving in the United States by Sea from Foreign Countries, from September 30, 1819 to December 31, 1855: Compiled Entirely from Official Data, with an Introductory Review of the Progress and Extent of Immigration to the United States Prior to 1819, and an Appendix, Containing the Naturalization and Passenger Laws of the United States.
New York: Redfield, 1856. Reprint, New York: Arno Press and by A.M. Kelley, 1969. 225 p.
LC call number: JV6463 .B8 1969
LC control number: 68027676

Presents statistical data in yearly tables. No passengers' names are included.

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Brownstone, David M., Irene M. Franck, and Douglass L. Brownstone.
Island of Hope, Island of Tears.
New York: Rawson, Wade Publishers, 1979. xii, 307 p., ill., bibliography, index.
LC call number: JV6450 .B76 1979
LC control number: 78064805

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Currer-Briggs, Noel.
Worldwide Family History.
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982. ix, 230 p., maps, bibliography.
LC call number: CS9.C87 1982 LH&G
LC control number: 82003636

Includes a brief discussion of Anglo-Saxon, German, Dutch, Scandinavian, French, Spanish-speaking, Italian, Polish, Croat and Slovene, and Greek emigrants to America.

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Davie, Maurice R.
World Immigration, with Special Reference to the United States.
New York: Macmillan, 1936. Reprint, New York: Garland, 1983. x, 588 p., maps, diagrams, bibliographical notes.
LC call number: JV6032 .D3 1983
LC control number: 82048299

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The Dutch in America: Immigration, Settlement, and Cultural Change. Edited by Robert P. Swierenga. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1985. xv, 303 p., bibliographies, index.
LC call number: E184 .D9D87 1985
LC control number: 84006785

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Ellis Island: An Illustrated History of the Immigrant Experience. Ivan Chermayeff, designer; Fred Wasserman, editor; Mary J. Shapiro, writer. New York: Macmillan, 1991. 287 p., ill., bibliographical references, index.
LC call number: JV6484 .C46 1991 LH&G
LC control number: 91011376

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Franklin, Frank George.
The Legislative History of Naturalization in the United States, from the Revolutionary War to 1861.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1906. Reprint, New York: Arno; and A.M. Kelley, 1971. ix, 308 p., bibliography.
LC call number: JK1814 .F84 1971 LH&G
LC control number: 75119538

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Geiser, Karl Frederick.
Redemptioners and Indentured Servants in the Colony and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
New Haven: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1901.
LC call number: F160.R3G3
LC microfilm call number: 54909 (F) MicRR
LC control number: 01023277

In general, indentured servants were adult white persons from Britain and the continent who were bound out to labor from two to seven years and included three classes: the redemptioners or free willers who sold their services in exchange for passage to America; those who were kidnapped or were forced out of the mother country because of poverty or political or religious reasons; and convicts. During the late 1600s until 1730 the majority were English; between 1730 and the early 1800s they were principally German and Scotch-Irish. The history of redemptioners and indentured servants in the 18th and 19th centuries in Philadelphia includes a discussion of fraudulent means used by unscrupulous recruiting agents in Europe, and the establishment of benevolent societies to aid impoverished newcomers.

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Handlin, Oscar.
A Pictorial History of Immigration.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1972. 344 p., ill., bibliography.
Covers 1600 to "the present."
LC call number: JV6450.H34 1972
LC control number: 74185101

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Herrick, Cheesman Abiah.
White Servitude in Pennsylvania: Indentured and Redemption Labor in Colony and Commonwealth.
New York, Negro Universities Press [1969, c1926] ix, 330 p., facsims., bibliography.
LC call number: F160.R3H4 1969
LC control number: 70094480

Discusses the influence of labor on colonial development, the demand for indentured and redemption servants in Pennsylvania, the sale and distribution of servants, and the enlistment of servants for colonial wars. Illustrated with facsimiles of original documents.

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Lind, Marilyn.
Immigration, Migration, and Settlement in the United States: A Genealogical Guidebook.
Cloquet, Minn.: Linden Tree, 1985. 144 p., ill., bibliography.
LC call number: CS49 .L54 1985
LC control number: 85080940

Concerned with economic, social, and religious conditions that motivated immigration to the New World and relates these to conditions that prevailed in each colony and state at the time of settlement.

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Immigration to and Emigration from Nova Scotia 1815-1838. Prepared by J.S. Martell Under the Direction of D.C. Harvey, Archivist. Halifax, N.S.: Public Archives of Nova Scotia, 1942. Nova Scotia. Public Archives. Publications No. 6.
LC call number: JV7290 .N5M3
LC control number: 44007014

A statistical study undertaken to compare immigration data from the Canadian archives with data from newspapers of the period. Names of vessels, ports of embarkation, date, total number of passengers and their nationality are provided for each port of entry. The introduction includes an analysis of the statistics gathered, a discussion of attitudes in Nova Scotia toward immigration, and the official policy toward new arrivals.

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Miller, E. Willard and Ruby M. Miller.
United States Immigration: A Reference Handbook.
Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 1996. xvi, 304 p., ill., index.
LC call number: JV6465 .M55 1996 MRR Alc
LC control number: 96019542

Included are summaries of U.S. immigration policies; laws and regulations pertaining to naturalization, to refugees; and a Directory of Organizations concerned with helping immigrants, both public and private.

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Newman, John J.
American Naturalization Processes and Procedures, 1790-1985.
Indianapolis: Family History Section, Indiana Historical Society, 1985. 43 p., ill., bibliography.
LC call number: KF4710 .N49 1985
LC control number: 87107951

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Roberts, Peter.
The New Immigration: A Study of the Industrial and Social Life of Southeastern Europeans in America.
New York: Macmillan, 1912. Reprint, New York: J.S. Ozer, 1971. xxi, 386 p., map, tables, front., plates, bibliographical references.
LC call number: JV6455 .R63 1912a
LC control number: 73145490

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Schaefer, Christina K.
Guide to Naturalization Records of the United States.
Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1997. xii, 394 p.
LC call number: CS49.S28 1997 LH&G
LC control number: 96080366

The introduction describes the process of naturalization, the history of naturalization in the United States, and other sources of citizenship information. Sections for each state follow and contain the following information: statewide records and resources, county records and resources, important addresses and phone numbers and a suggested reading list. After the listings by state is a section on U.S. territories and possessions.

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Smith, Darrell Hevenor.
The Bureau of Naturalization: Its History, Activities, and Organization.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1926. Institute for Government Research of the Brookings Institution; Service Monograph of the United States Government, No. 42. Reprint, New York: AMS Press, 1974. xii, 108 p., bibliography.
LC call number: JK1811 .S6 1974
LC control number: 72003059

Appendix 4 is a compilation of laws concerning naturalization, 1789-1923.

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