- Georgia Coleman
How are immigration laws made? What effect might upcoming legislation have on South Carolinians? How does immigration impact our local economy?
- Will Robinson
The Scots Irish were the first Irish immigrants in America, but their story is frequently forgotten by succeeding generations. This may be due to the fact they are considered the first culture to make a complete break from their origins in the British Isles and to think of themselves as truly American. As a consequence, uncovering your family origins can be an adventure in research. However, the history of how they came to live here is quite compelling and unique, and chances are that if you are from South Carolina then it’s fairly likely that someone in your family tree is Scots Irish and if you are from the upstate then it’s very likely that most of your family tree is Scots Irish.
Designed for and written to be understood by high school students and college undergraduates, Encyclopedia of American Immigration offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history that can also be used by advanced students and scholars.
Chronicles and interpretations of the phenomenal waves of immigration to the United States from the earliest times through the period from 1820 to 1930, when the United States was the destination of some 60% of the world's immigrants -- up to the present day, when restrictive policies have temporarily stanched the flow of immigrants.