What Groups Came During This Time Period?
Interestingly, the largest actual number of immigrants
were the forced immigrants from Africa, accounting for approximately
40% of the colonial immigrants to the future United States. Based on
one of the careful reviews of current demographic studies by immigration
historians, the approximate number of immigrants before 1790 came from:
African-American Colonial Immigration
Between 1790 and 1820, between a quarter and a third
of a million additional immigrants arrived in the United States, but
with a decreasing percentage of African slaves. The vast majority continued
to come from Great Britain.
However, these different ethnic groups had come at
different time periods and had considerably different birth and death
rates (African slaves dying the youngest, and leaving the fewest descendants).
Therefore, their contribution to America's ethnicity varied greatly
throughout the colonies. And if the truth were told, their history is
just beginning to be written.