Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
Austrian-born actor Theodore Bikel narrates this documentary about the various immigrant groups that helped build the United States into the most powerful nation in the world. This is the 12th installment in the 13-volume American Documents documentary series, which presents United States history in an entertaining, yet well-researched manner. Highlights of this program include 19th century illustrations and photographs, as well as archival news footage. This documentary won the Freedom Foundation Award.