Intersperses facts about immigrants and immigration in the United States between the years 1892 and 1924 with the fictional story of twelve-year-old Lena Martini's family as they emigrate from Italy.
Briefly describes life in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, including immigration, the labor movement, America's role in World War I and world affairs, and the Roaring Twenties.
When gold was found at Sutter's Mill in California in 1849, the lives of thousands of people changed forever.
Gertrud Schakat Tammen, 10 years old in 1941, recounts her memories of World War II as a German national living near Russia when the fighting between Germany and Russia began.
After the stock market crash in 1929, America plunged into one of its darkest periods--the Great Depression.
Describes the role of the African American pilots who trained at Alabama's Tuskegee Army Air Field to fight in World War II.
Describes the events and circumstances surrounding the forced journey of the Cherokee to an Oklahoma reservation during the nineteenth century.