Martin W. Sandler's Immigrants shows how the experiences of people who immigrated to the United States helped to shape its national identity and heritage. Millions of people from all over the world left their homelands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to come to the United States. Their journeys were often long and perilous, but to these huddled masses, the sight of the Statue of Liberty signified hope for a new beginning in their new home—America. Whether settling in city tenements or heading west for life on the frontier, these immigrants toiled to achieve the lives they had dreamed about. This book includes an author's note, index, and over one hundred vintage photographs, posters, and paintings from the archives of the Library of Congress. Immigrants reminds us of what becoming American meant to millions of people. 1997 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC). Supports the Common Core State Standards.