Amfitheatrof, Erik. The Children of Columbus. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1973.
This book tells the story of Italian-Americans from the age of Columbus though the 1930's.
Archdeacon, Thomas J. Becoming American. New York: The Free Press,1983.
Coming to America: American Immigrant Series. New York: Dell,1981.
This book presents an overview of immigration from the founding of Jamestown through the 1980's.
A series of five books on the Far East, British Isles, northern Europe, southern Europe, Mexico/Puerto Rico. Each book describes the crossing, the arrival, and the reaction of the immigrants through letters, diaries, photographs, and interviews.
Daniels, Roger. Coming to America. New York: Harper Collins Publishers,1990.
This book provides an excellent presentation of the immigration waves from 1500 to 1990's.
Forester, Robert. The Italian Immigration of Our Times. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968.
This book offers an account of the domestic conditions that led to dispersal of people from Italy and Sicily.
Glazer, Nathan and Daniel Moynihan. Beyond the Melting Pot. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press. 1970.
Handlin, Oscar. The Uprooted. Boston: Little Brown and Co.,1973.
Offers an excellent section in his book on the Italians in America.
This book tells the story of the immigrant beginning with the crossing and all of his experiences in America.
Heap, William A. The Story of Ellis Island. New Jersey :Prentice-Hall, 1959.
This book tells the story of how the immigrants were processed through Ellis Island.
Higham, John. Strangers in the Land: Patterns of American Nativism, 1860-1925. New York: Atheneum, 1963.
Portrays the nativist reaction to immigrants (especially Italians)
La Gumina, Savatore J. The Immigrant Speaks. New York: The Center For Migration Studies, 1981.
This book contains a collection of personal accounts of Italian -American coalminers, shoemakers, teachers, social workers, artists, lawyers, and businessmen from the turn of the century until the 1960's.
Lieberson, Stanley and Mary C. Walters. From Many Strands. New York: Russell Sage Foundation,1988.
A study of the ethnic makeup in the United States (based on the 1980 census) and its impact on life in the United States.
Null, Gary and Carl Stone. The Italian-Americans. Harrisburg: Stagpole Books, 1976.
A collection of biographies on famous Italian-Americans from Christopher Columbus to Liza Minnelli.
Riis, Jacob. How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York. New York: Hill and Wang, 1957.
A detailed and comprehensive (written and photographs) account of the lives of the immigrants in New York city around the turn of the century.
Takaki, Ronald. A Larger Memory. Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1998.
This book provides a collection of diaries, letters, and personal accounts of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds.
Yans-McLaughlin and Marjorie Lightman. Ellis Island and the Peopling of America. New York: The New York Press. 1990.
A valuable guide for teachers who want to teach American and world history through an exploration of Ellis Island.