17 December 2008

One of the Dots

The video below is a fascinating look at immigration into the United States between 1820 and 2000.

Each dot represents 100 immigrants from a given country.  I keep watching this over and over again, thinking about my ancestors who came over in the 1690s, 1890s, 1900s and 1920s.

It's also cool to see how things fluctuate from Europe and Africa to Latin America and Asia--where most immigrants originate today.

Immigration to the US, 1820-2007 v2 from Ian Stevenson on Vimeo.

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