A Gaelic-speaking fisherman’s daughter on a remote Scottish island emigrated to New York, worked as a maid in the Carnegie Mansion, and married Fred Trump. Her son would become President.
The Statue of Liberty has been glorified, romanticized, trivialized, and over-publicized. But the meaning of “Liberty Enlightening the World” is still everything.
A walk with my great-grandfather through the last foreign country in New York City
It’s a politician’s bromide—and it also happens to be a profound truth. No war, no national crisis, has left a greater impress on the American psyche than the successive waves of new arrivals that quite literally built the country. Now that arguments against immigration are rising again, it is well to remember that every single one of them has been heard before.
Just before the Revolution, newly studied documents reveal, the flight of British subjects to the New World forced a panicky English government to wrestle with this question
The Facts Behind the Current Controversy Over Immigration
For more than a century, Irish-Americans were whipsawed between love for their tormented native land and loyalty to the United States. But no more .
A ponderous memorial to a people who refused to vanish
Refugees from the French Revolution, many of them of noble birth, built a unique community in the backwoods of Pennsylvania—and hoped their queen would join them
It moved more boys and girls than the Children’s Crusade of the Middle Ages—and to far happier conclusions