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A Permanently Unfinished Country—Becoming American Series
May 2, 2016

Crowds still flock to the annual San Gennaro Festival, first celebrated in 1926 by Italian immigrants who had settled on New York’s Lower East Side, a neighborhood that has welcomed immigrants since the 19th century. © AP Images

The U.S. successfully maintained national cohesion while absorbing the enormous influx of immigrants. Newcomers pose a recurrent challenge fundamental to American life. Explore how successive waves of immigrants—different from natives and from each other—have learned to act collaboratively under conditions of openness, change and choice.

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