3.24.2017

Too Short for a Blog Post, Too Long for a Tweet LXVIII

Here's an excerpt from an online article and interactive map I recently discovered on Microcosm, entitled "Here’s Everyone Who’s Immigrated to the U.S. Since 1820":

What I think is particularly interesting about immigration to the U.S. is that each “wave” coming in from a particular country has a story behind it — usually escaping persecution (e.g. Jews escaping Russia after the May Laws were enacted, the Cuban Revolution) or major economic troubles (e.g. the Irish Potato Famine, the collapse of southern Italy after the Italian Unification).
There are plenty of dark spots on United States’ history, but the role it has played as a sanctuary for troubled people across the world is a history I feel very proud to be a part of.
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