Journey to America


Episode Info

In diversity lies the strength of this nation. Between 1890 and 1920, the United States experienced its greatest influx of immigrants. Originally telecast on the award-winning PBS series The American Experience, this 1989 documentary chronicles the arrival of the millions of immigrants who ventured to the shores of America for a better life than they had in the countries they left. Director Charles Guggenheim includes photographs and rare archival motion picture footage of immigrants being processed at the Ellis Island point of entry. Other highlights include interviews with historians and descendants of immigrants of the period. Introduced by series host David McCullough.