Traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. James Ciment, ed. 4 vols. M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).