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Hutterite immigration Published: February 15, 2011
The Hutterian Brethren (Hutterites) are a communal Anabaptist Protestant sect that emigrated en masse from Russia to the United States in the 1870s.
Hungarian immigration Published: February 15, 2011
One of the largest ethnic immigrant groups of the great migration between 1880 and 1914, Hungarians built one of the most cohesive ethnic identities in the New World.
Huguenot immigration Published: February 15, 2011
French citizens who embraced the Protestant teachings of the 16th-century reformation were known as Huguenots.
John Joseph Hughes (1797–1864) religious leader Published: February 15, 2011
As bishop (1838–50) and archbishop of New York (1850–64), John Hughes was among the most influential figures in what Roger Daniels calls the “Hibernization of the American Roman Catholic Church.”
Hudson’s Bay Company Published: February 15, 2011
The Hudson’s Bay Company, founded in London in 1670 to develop the fur trade of British North America, established British claims to northern and western Canada and opened western lands to settlement.
Henry Hudson (ca. 1550–1611) explorer Published: February 15, 2011
The English navigator Henry Hudson was known for sailing farther north than any European had previously as he searched for the fabled northern passage to Asia.
Houston, Texas Published: February 15, 2011
Long a sleepy backwater nestled on Galveston Bay, by the turn of the 21st century Houston had grown to more than 1.9 million (more than 4 million in the metropolitan area), making it the fourth largest city in the United States and the second busiest port.
Honduran immigration Published: February 15, 2011
As the poorest country in Central America, Honduras has become an important source country for northward migration since the 1960s.
Homestead Act (United States) (1862) Published: February 15, 2011
The Homestead Act was the result of steady opposition of workers’ groups, western settlers, and agrarians to the U.S. government’s policy of using western lands as a source of revenue.
Home children Published: February 15, 2011
Between the 1860s and the 1930s, about 100,000 British children from urban slums were sent to Canada, where they were usually apprenticed as agricultural laborers or domestic servants until they came of age.
Hispanic and related terms Published: February 15, 2011
The terms Hispanic and Latino have been broadly used to collectively designate the variety of minority groups in North America associated through a common use of the Spanish language.
Henderson v. Mayor of New York (1876) Published: February 15, 2011
In the wake of the Immigration Act of 1875, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed previous decisions giving states “police power” over newly arriving immigrants, arguing that it infringed federal power to regulate commerce.
Frederick Haldimand (1718–1791) political leader Published: February 15, 2011
As governor of Quebec (1778–84), Sir Frederick Haldimand was most responsible for the resettlement of British Loyalists following the American Revolution (1775–83) (see Canada—immigration survey and policy overview).
Richard Hakluyt (ca. 1552–1616) geographer Published: February 15, 2011
Richard Hakluyt was the principal exponent of English colonization in the Americas, long before England acquired its transatlantic empire.
Haitian immigration Published: February 15, 2011
Haitian immigration to North America is a relatively new phenomenon, the product of right-wing political oppression and political instability since the 1950s.