Immigration and Migration in American History

'The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources... because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples...'

- President Lyndon Baines Johnson


Historians and children's authors from across the nation are joining together to help you learn more about two of the most important processes that have formed American society. This year's program will focus on both immigration to American and the unique role that internal movement has played in shaping our nation. Help students learn how they too are an integral part of this story!


Upcoming Workshops:

  • The Impact of Immigration in American History: Processes and Policies
    December 2 - 3, 2005 at the Virden Center, Lewes, DE
    Historian: Dr. Mark Miller
    Learn how immigration has pertetually played a crucial role in determining who we are as a unique people. Professor Miller will help you connect this process to the experiences of those who continue to journey to America.
    Directions | Itinerary | Reading List

  • Migration into the American West
    February 17 - 18, 2006 at the Virden Center, Lewes, DE
    Historian: Dr. Barry Joyce
    Join Professor Joyce in studying the swirling and diverse migrations into and throughout the American West.
    Directions | Itinerary | Key Questions | Reading List

  • The Huddled Masses: European Immigration in the Era of Industrialization
    April 28 - 29, 2006 at the Virden Center, Lewes, DE
    Historian: Dr. Alan Kraut
    Immigration historian Alan Kraut will shed new light on the Ellis Island immigrants coming to America from 1880 to 1921.
    Directions | Itinerary | Reading List

Summer Seminar:

  • The Changing Face of America: New Opportunities; Old and New Antagonisms
    July 9 - 14, 2006
    at the Newark Campus Conferences Services, Newark, DE
    Historian: Dr. Roger Daniels
    Guest Historian: Dr. Madeline Hsu
    The hopes and dreams of all Americans can be recognized in the motivations and experiences of the diverse people who have seen America as a unique land of opportunity. Join the Dean of American Immigration historians, Roger Daniels, and other noted historians and children's authors to understand and appreciate the challenges that immigrants have faced while striving for those hopes and dreams.
    Directions | Itinerary | Reading List

  • Road Trip to Philadelphia!!
    July 13 - 14, 2006 leaving from Newark Campus, Newark, DE
    Eat well, stay overnight at the Sheraton Hotel and visit Immigration-related sites, including two of the city's wonderful cultural enclaves - South Philly and Chinatown.