American Dreaming, Global Realities: Rethinking U. S. Immigration History

American Dreaming, Global Realities: Rethinking U. S. Immigration History

by Donna R. Gabaccia, Vicki L. Ruiz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252073053

ISBN-13: 9780252073052

Pub. Date: 11/23/2005

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

An introduction to the best from the new directions in U.S. immigration history

Representing a selection of the finest new research on immigration, American Dreaming, Global Realities explores the ways in which immigrant lives and those of their children are shaped by transnational bonds, globalization, family ties, and personal choice, and the ways in

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An introduction to the best from the new directions in U.S. immigration history

Representing a selection of the finest new research on immigration, American Dreaming, Global Realities explores the ways in which immigrant lives and those of their children are shaped by transnational bonds, globalization, family ties, and personal choice, and the ways in which they engender a sense of belonging and a sense of themselves as “Americans.”

American Dreaming, Global Realities considers a plurality of very specific historical, economic, regional, familial, and cultural contexts. This history reveals resistance and accommodation, both persistent older traditions and Americanization, plus the creation of new cultural forms blending old and new. The twenty-two interdisciplinary essays included in this collection explore the intricate overlapping of race, class, and gender on ethnic identity and on American citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252073052
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
11/23/2005
Series:
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

1The burden of their song : immigrant encounters with the republic9
2The mercurial nature and abiding power of race : a transnational family story35
3Arriving, settling in, and surviving : German women in the Midwest68
4Gender ideology and black women as community-builders in Ontario, Canada, 1850-70125
5"A distinct and antagonistic race" : constructions of Chinese manhood in the exclusionist debates, 1869-78141
6Enforcing the borders : Chinese exclusion along the U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico, 1882-1924158
7When the migrants are men : Italy's women and transnationalism as a working-class way of life190
8Boomers, Sooners, and settlers : Americans in Mexico207
9Back to the mountain : emigration, gender, and the middle class in Lebanon227
10Reinventing free labor : immigrant Padrones and contract laborers in North America, 1885-1925263
11Race, labor, and citizenship in Hawaii284
12Turning the tables on assimilation : Oglala Lakotas and the Pine Ridge Day Schools, 1889-1920s321
13Confronting "America" : Mexican women and the Rose Gregory Houchen Settlement343
14Partly colored or other white : Mexican Americans and their problem with the color line361
15Was Mom Chung a "sister lesbian"? : Asian American gender experimentation and interracial homoeroticism379
16Intraethnic conflict and the Bracero program during World War II399
17Across generations : Polish Americans and Polish immigrants411
18"Ser De Aqui" : beyond the Cuban exile model441
19Between culture and politics : the Emma Lazarus Federation of Jewish Women's Clubs, 1944-89457
20"We don't sleep around like white girls do" : family, culture, and gender in Filipina American lives484
21Born again in East L.A. : the congregation as border space504
22From Ellis Island to JFK : transnational ties530

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