Becoming American explores the many journeys to becoming American that defined the “Century of Immigration” (1820s – 1924) and transformed the United States from a sleepy agrarian country into a booming industrial power.
What made America? What makes us? In the new PBS series Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Harvard scholar turns to the latest tools of genealogy and genetics to explore the family histories of 12 renowned Americans.
Corporate funding is provided by The Coca-Cola Company and Johnson & Johnson.
Additional funding is provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Atlantic Philanthropies, and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.