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<p><strong>Comment: Animation: 200 Years of U.S. Immigration As Tree Rings</strong><br>
If you walk down the streets in the United States, the odds are that one in
every four people you’ll see is an immigrant, or was born to immigrant
While those odds might seem high, the truth is nearly everyone in the U.S.
hails from someplace else if you look far back enough.
Visualizing U.S. Immigration
Today’s intriguing <a href=”https://vimeo.com/276140430″>visualization</a>
was created by professors Pedro M. Cruz and John Wihbey from Northeastern
University, and it depicts U.S. immigration from 1830 until 2015, as rings
in a growing tree trunk.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/276140430″>Refer to video here</a></p>
The researchers turned registered U.S. Census data into an estimate for the
total number of immigrants arriving each decade, and then the yearly
figures in the visualization. One caveat is that it does not account for
the populations of slaves, or indigenous communities.
From the Old to the New World
The pattern of U.S. immigration can be explained in four major waves
alt=”U.S. Immigration Waves”
The origins of U.S. immigrant populations transform from era to era. Which
events influenced each wave?
Frontier Expansion: 1830-1880
Cheap farmland and the promise of economic growth in the first
Industrial Revolution spurred large-scale immigration from Britain,
Germany, and other parts of Central Europe.
The Irish Potato Famine from 1845 to 1849 drove many immigrants from
Ireland over to the U.S.
The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe ended the Mexican-American war, and
extended U.S. citizenship to over 70,000 Mexican residents.
Immigrant mobility increased with the introduction of large
steam-powered ships. The expansion of railroads in Europe also made it
easier for people to reach oceanic ports.
On the other hand, the Chinese Exclusion act in 1882 prohibited Chinese
laborers from entry.
In 1892, the famous Ellis Island opened; the first federal immigration
station provided a gateway for over 12 million people.
The Great Pause: 1915-1965
The Immigration Act of 1924 enacted quotas on immigrant numbers,
restricting groups from countries in Southern and Eastern Europe, and
virtually all immigrants of Asian origin.
The Great Depression, and subsequent World Wars also complicated
immigration matters as many came to seek refuge in the United States.
Post-1965 Immigration: 1965-Present
The Hart-Cellber (Immigration and Naturalization Act) of 1965
overturned all previous quotas based on national origin. Family
unification and an increase in skilled labor were two major aims of
This decision significantly impacted the U.S. demographic makeup in the
following decades, as more immigrants of Latin, Asian, and African
descent entered the country.
E Pluribus Unum (From Many, One)
While others have mapped
two centuries of immigration
before, few have captured its sheer scale and impact quite as strikingly.
The researchers explain their reasoning behind this metaphor of tree rings:
This idea lends itself to the representation of history itself, as it
shows a sequence of events that have left a mark and shaped the
present. If cells leave a mark in the tree, so can incoming immigrants
be seen as natural contributors to the growth of a trunk that is the
It’s no wonder that this animation showing U.S. immigration won Gold for
the “People, Language, and Identity” and “Most Beautiful” categories at the
2018 Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards.
This article was originally published on
Visual Capitalist website here.
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