Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity / Edition 1

Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity / Edition 1

by Paul Spickard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415935938

ISBN-13: 9780415935937

Pub. Date: 06/21/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of immigration that has always existed in the United States. His

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Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of immigration that has always existed in the United States. His astute study illustrates the complex relationship between ethnic identity and race, slavery, and colonial expansion. Examining not only the lives of those who crossed the Atlantic, but also those who crossed the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the North American Borderlands, Almost All Aliens provides a distinct, inclusive analysis of immigration and identity in the United States from 1600 until the present.

For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Almost All Aliens companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/almostallaliens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415935937
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
744
Sales rank:
270,217
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 1.45(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Preface

1 Immigration, Race, Ethnicity, Colonialism

Beyond Ellis Island—How Not to Think about Immigration History

Not Assimilation But Race Making

Words Matter

2. Colliding Peoples in Eastern North America, 1600–1780

In the Beginning There Were Indians

There Goes the Neighborhood: European Incursion and “Settlement”

A Mixed Multitude: European Migrants

Out of Africa

Merging Peoples, Blending Cultures

3 An Anglo-American Republic? Racial Citizenship,

1760–1860

Slavery and Antislavery in the Era of the American Revolution

Free White Persons: Defining Membership

Playing Indian: White Appropriations of Native American Symbols and Identities

European Immigrants

Issues in European Migration

Nativism

Were the Irish Ever Not White?

4 The Border Crossed Us: Euro-Americans Take the

Continent, 1830–1900

U.S. Colonial Expansion across North America

Taking the Mexican Northlands

Racial Replacement

East from Asia

Slave and Citizen

Colonialism and Race Making

5 The Great Wave, 1870–1930

From New Sources and Old, to America and Back

Making a Multiethnic Working Class in the West

6 Cementing Hierarchy: Issues and Interpretations,

1870–1930

How They Lived and Worked

Gender and Migration

Angles of Entry

Making Jim Crow in the South

Making Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the North

Empire and Race Making

Law, Race, and Immigration

Racialist Pseudoscience and Its Offspring

Anti-Immigrant Movements

Interpretive Issues

7 White People’s America, 1924–1965

Recruiting Citizens

Recruiting Guest Workers

Indians or Citizens?

World War II

Cracks in White Hegemony

Racial Fairness and the Immigration Act of 1965

8 New Migrants from New Places Since 1965

Some Migrants We Know

From Asia

From the Americas

From Europe

From Africa

Continuing Involvements Abroad

9 Redefining Membership Amid Multiplicity Since 1965

Immigration Reform, Again and Again

Panethnic Power

Disgruntled White People

New Issues in a New Era

10 Epilogue: Future Uncertain

Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration at the Dawn

of the Twenty-First Century

Projecting the Future

Immigration Issues

Reprise

Appendices

APPENDIX A:

Chronology of Immigration and Naturalization Laws and Decisions

APPENDIX B:

Tables

Notes

Illustration Permission Acknowledgments

Also by Paul Spickard

Index

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