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Report of the Imperial Court of Russia. The story of the attempt on Tsar Aleander II life in 1882. [Collection item]
After his emigration to the United States Dovid Edelshtat (1866-1892) started writing Yiddish poems of protest and wrath and became the poet of the Jewish toilers all over the world. His stirring... [Collection item]
Recently, the IISH acquired and arranged a vast and colourful collection on resistance within the American Army during the Vietnam era. Approximately 50,000 American conscripts deserted during the... [News]
The exhibition 'Signs of Change: Social Movement Cultures 1960s to Now' in Exit Art Cultural Center, New York (20 September - 22 November 2008) presents the creative outpourings of social movements,... [News]
How did Dutch colonial institutions govern diversity in North America, the Caribbean, Western Africa and Asia? How can we explain these institutions’ resilience and their lasting impact on modern... [Project]
Memories of Belonging is a three-generation oral-history study of the offspring of southern Italians who migrated to Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1913.Supplemented with the interviewees’ private... [Publication]
These transfers of sovereignty resulted in extensive, unforeseen movements of citizens and subjects to their former countries. The phenomenon of postcolonial migration affected not only European... [Publication]
"Sooner or later the American people are going to wake up" - Emma Goldman, 26 November 1919 [Item of the Day]
'On December 5, 1929, over spareribs with mustard and sauerkraut, three German immigrants met at New York City's Café Micholob to discuss the possibility of bringing nudism to the United States. It... [Item of the Day]
The Emergency Quota Law of 19 May 1921 was designed to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States. Based on data from the 1910 US Census, the Act established a quota limit of 3 % of the... [Item of the Day]