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Exeter incident Published: November 14, 2011

This racially motivated attack on Filipino farmworkers was one of the first of several similar attacks in central California’s agricultural centers.

European revolutions of 1848 Published: November 14, 2011

Europe’s revolutions of 1848 did not fulfill their goals for most participants and, as a result, many participants and supporters felt that the future in their European homelands was particularly bleak.

European immigrants Published: November 14, 2011

Although the territory of the United States was originally settled in ancient times by the Asian ancestors of modern Native Americans, European immigrants of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries dominated the landscape and brought with them the culture and institutions to which other modern immigrants have had to adapt. 

Eugenics movement Published: November 14, 2011

The eugenics movement had a significant influence on U.S. immigration policy. Politicians, reformers, and civic leaders imbued with a sense of Americanism and scientific justification enacted laws to limit immigration to what they regarded as “desirable” types.

Economic consequences of immigration Published: October 12, 2011

Any understanding of the factors encouraging immigration to the United States must rest on an understanding of the economic conditions motivating immigrants, as well as the effects of their presence in the United States.

Evian Conference Published: February 12, 2011
Sponsored by the United States, the Evian Conference brought 30 nations together in Evian, France, to discuss the plight of European refugees during summer 1938.
Ethiopian immigration Published: February 12, 2011
Ethiopians were among the first Africans to voluntarily immigrate to the United States, mainly as a result of cold war conflicts.
Estonian immigration Published: February 12, 2011
Estonian immigration to North America has been small and closely tied to political events in Europe. In the U.S. census of 2000 and the Canadian census of 2001, 25,034 Americans and 22,085 Canadians claimed Estonian descent.
Entertainment and immigration Published: February 12, 2011
Entertainment in early 19th century North America was centered in the home.
Enclosure movement Published: February 12, 2011
An economic and social process during the 17th and 18th centuries that gradually destroyed the old open-field system of agriculture in Britain.
Empire Settlement Act (Canada) (1922) Published: February 12, 2011
With the dramatic decline of immigrant admissions and rise in alien deportations during World War I (1914–1918), the Canadian government tried several means of attracting agriculturalists and domestics.
Emergency Quota Act (United States) (1921) Published: February 12, 2011
Signed in May 1921, the Emergency Quota Act established the first ethnic quota system for selective admittance of immigrants to the United States.
Ellis Island Published: February 12, 2011
The Ellis Island immigration station, located in New York harbor, was the entry point for three-quarters of American immigrants between its opening in 1892 and the implementation of the restrictive Johnson-Reed Act of 1924.
Egyptian immigration Published: February 12, 2011
Egyptians have never emigrated in large numbers from their homeland. In the U.S. census of 2000 and the Canadian census of 2001, 142,832 Americans and 41,310 Canadians claimed Egyptian descent.
Ecuadorean immigration Published: February 12, 2011
Almost all Ecuadorean immigration to North America has occurred since the 1960s. In the U.S. census of 2000 and the Canadian census of 2001, 260,559 Americans and 8,785 Canadians claimed Ecuadorean descent.