The United States is a nation of immigrants. Except for Native Americans, each of us is an immigrant or, more likely, a descendant of immigrants. Immigration over the last 400 years has profoundly shaped the U.S. experience, its character, and its outlook. In this study group, we will explore the experiences of the many immigrant nationalities; why they came and how they adjusted to this country. Additionally, immigration continues to this day to be a divisive issue. Nativism has been a recurring element in our history. Our text, Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life by Roger Daniels (Harper Perennial, 2002), addresses this complex story. Through it we will investigate the circumstances that brought peoples from all over the globe to the United States to establish new lives and communities. Join us as we seek a deeper appreciation and understanding of our nation by looking at the journeys and experiences of our families and our neighbors. No class on 11/22/18.