Destination Hoboken: the City and Immigration

Grades 3-5

From Native Americans over 10,000 years ago, to Dutch settlers of the early 17th century, to large-scale immigration and migration of the 19th and 20th centuries, Hoboken has always been a community of immigrants–a people in motion. This program asks, What is immigration? Who has immigrated? And why has Hoboken served as such an important destination for immigrants and migrants from around the globe? Ship manifests and immigration documents provide primary source evidence of immigration over time.

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