- Student Activities
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- Immigration Policy
Learn more about U.S. Immigration Policy and its impact on people coming to Minnesota
Key Dates in U.S. Immigration Policy
Immigration Web Resources:
Library of Congress American Memory:
Minnesota Legislative Reference Library: Resources
Public Broadcasting Service Independent Lens: The New Americans
WelcometoUSA.gov: The U.S. government's official web portal for new immigrants.
The Minneapolis Foundation:
New York Times Immigration Explorer interactive map
Aamot, Gregg. The New Minnesotans. Minneapolis: Syren Book Company, 2006.
Cieslik, Thomas, David Felsen, and Akis Kalaitzidis, Eds. Immigration: A Documentary and Reference Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2009.
Daniels, Roger. Guarding the Golden Door: American Immigration Policy and Immigrants since 1882. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004.
Donahue, David M. et al. The Uprooted: Refugees and the United States. A Multidisciplinary Teaching Guide. Alameda, CA: Hunter House Publishers, 1995.
Gozdziak, Elzbieta M. and Susan F. Martin. Beyond the Gateway: Immigrants in a Changing America. Lanham, MA: Lexington Books, 2005.
Graubard, Stephen R., Ed. Minnesota, Real & Imagined: Essays on the State and Its Culture. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2001.
Holmquist, June Drenning. They Chose Minnesota: A Survey of The State's Ethnic Groups. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1981.
Kaplan, Anne R., Marjorie A. Hoover and Williard B. Moore. Minnesota Ethnic Food Book. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 2003.
Yan, Yorn. New Americans, New Promise: A Guide to the Refugee Journey in America. St. Paul: Fieldstone Alliance, 2006.
Experiences for classes to learn about immigration history and immigrant communities.
Festival of Nations, St. Paul RiverCenter
The Festival of Nations is the largest and longest running multicultural festival in Minnesota, celebrating cultural diversity with food, music, demonstrations, exhibits and dance.
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN
Field Trip Classes: