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Samuel F. B. Morse (1791–1872) inventor, political activist Published: February 22, 2011
Best remembered for developing the Morse code and the first working telegraph, Morse was also one of the leading anti-Catholic activists of his day.
Moroccan immigration Published: February 22, 2011
The Moroccan presence in North America was small until the 1950s. According to the U.S. census of 2000 and the Canadian census of 2001, 38,923 Americans and 21,355 Canadians claimed Moroccan descent.
Montreal, Quebec Published: February 22, 2011
Montreal, the second largest city in Canada and one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world, had a population of 3,380,645 in 2001.
Molly Maguires Published: February 22, 2011
The Molly Maguires was a secret Irish Catholic society, originally bent on terrorizing English mine and landowners in the name of labor justice.
Mine War Published: February 22, 2011
A decade-long tension between management and labor erupted in two weeks of open warfare in the Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana coalfields during June 1894.
Miami, Florida Published: February 22, 2011
As the southernmost metropolitan area on the eastern seaboard of the United States, Miami became one of America’s principal magnets for immigrants in the 20th century.
Mexican immigration Published: February 22, 2011
Mexicans hold a unique position in the cultural history of the United States.
Mennonite immigration Published: February 22, 2011
Old Order Mennonites were one of the few immigrant groups to maintain their distinctive identity across more than three or four generations after coming to North America.
McCarran-Walter Act (Immigration and Nationality Act) (United States) (1952) Published: February 22, 2011
The McCarran-Walter Act was an attempt to deal systematically with the concurrent cold war threat of communist expansion and the worldwide movement of peoples in the wake of World War II (1939–45).
Massachusetts colony Published: February 22, 2011
Massachusetts was first settled by English Pilgrims...
Maryland colony Published: February 22, 2011
Maryland was the sixth English colony established on the North American mainland (1634).
Mariel Boatlift Published: February 22, 2011
The Mariel Boatlift of 1980 marked the beginning of the third great wave of CUBAN IMMIGRATION to the United States.
Mann Act (United States) (1910) Published: February 22, 2011
Usually characterized as a kind of purity legislation against the interstate transportation of women for prostitution or “other immoral purposes,” the Mann Act was equally aimed at the increasing number of immigrants, averaging almost 900,000 per year in the first decade of the 20th century.
Manifest of Immigrants Act (United States) (1819) Published: February 22, 2011
The Manifest of Immigrants Act was the first piece of U.S. legislation regulating the transportation of migrants to and from America and the first measure requiring that immigration statistics be kept.
Mafia Published: February 22, 2011
The mafia, a loose collection of Italian crime organizations, entered the United States from Italy during the last half of the 19th century.
Macedonian immigration Published: February 22, 2011
According to the U.S. census of 2000 and the Canadian census of 2001, 38,051 Americans and 31,265 Canadians claimed Macedonian descent.
John Alexander Macdonald (1815–1891) politician Published: February 22, 2011
John Alexander Macdonald was one of Canada’s dominant political figures during the 19th century.