Rethinking The History Of Mass Migration In America

May 1, 2016

By Lewis Hine - Online Collection of Brooklyn Museum; Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 84.237.1_SL1.jpg, Public Domain,

The story of immigration is inseparable from America's history, and usually, it's told as a tale of struggle and ultimate success. It turns out the real story is far more complicated. University of Chicago historian Tara Zahra looks at the period of mass migration to America between 1846-1940. She says it was characterized by deep anxiety, both in the US and Europe.