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A 1946 film on Immigration showing which countries were immigrating to the USA back then

This video reviews the history of immigration to the United States up to the restrictive law passed in 1924. A dramatized scene in a European steamship office is used to show the economic, political and religious motives for immigration. Contains scenes of Ellis Island and New York City in the early 20th century.

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Added: Jun-29-2012 Occurred On: Jun-29-2012
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