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Immigration - 1946 film from Encycopedia Britannica Films

This post-World War II video is worth watching to remind us how we are a nation of immigrants.

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Immigration– 1946 film produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films

Author: Encyclopedia Britannica Films

Source: Internet Archives (PrelingerArchives)


This 1946 film, made for instruction, is approximately 10 minutes long. Despite its Pollyannish final 2 minutes and its unforgivable neglect of African Americans (only one phrase – “a great many Negroes," accompanied by an arrow from Africa to the US), this film does a better job when discussing immigration from Italy, Eastern Europe, Japan, China and Mexico.