This website is a UMW undergraduate project documenting the history of immigration to Alexandria, Virginia. The narrative generated here is episodic, focusing on developments particular to the community. Over the course of the semester, students will post in depth analyses of primary sources on the blog. At the end of the semester, they will upload their final research projects.
Header Image: The Virginia Shipbuilding Corporation, which operated from 1917-1922, was located near Jones Point in Alexandria, Virginia. It employed many immigrant workers, especially from Finland, Sweden, and Norway. The boat launched in this photograph was the Clemence C. Morse (date: January 10, 1920). Courtesy of the Library of Congress.