Dominicans at the Margins
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The United States is a nation of immigrants. Since pre-colonial times, immigrants have come to this land in search of freedom and economic advancement. The British came as colonizers. African-Americans were forced into slavery, providing much of the labor needed at the time. English, Dutch, French, Swedish, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, Jewish, German, Scandinavian, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants also came to the United States in significant numbers searching for economic advancement and religious and political freedom. Toward the end of the nineteenth century and during the capitalist boom and labor shortage, large numbers of Italians, Russian Jews, Poles, Czechs, Hungarians, Bulgarians, Austrians, and Greeks began to arrive for the same reasons. Chinese and Japanese also came as labor immigrants to the United States in the latter part of the nineteenth and early twentieth century.