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Why did they come?

When did they come?

Characters: Then & Now

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Destination America: The book

They have come from all over the world. Their faces have changed, but not their reasons: flight from poverty, persecution, war. Drawn by the shimmering promise of America, immigrants have come since America's beginning, for a better life, for their own survival.

THE PROGRAM

The Golden Door

Manuel Says Goodbye

Immigration Quotas

The Art of Departure

Toscanini Defies Il Duce

Kabakov's World

EPISODES 3 & 4


Quiz Where did the term melting pot originate?Submit your stories


Sources: Ellis Island-Bettmann/CORBIS, Mormons-Bettmann/Corbis, Ship-Bettmann/CORBIS, Thomas Mann-AP Wideworld, Book & Series: Destination America

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