Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans / Edition 5

Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans / Edition 5

by Leonard Dinnerstein, Roger L. Nichols, David M. Reimers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195366220

ISBN-13: 9780195366228

Pub. Date: 07/02/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"Now in its fourth edition, Natives and Strangers explores various aspects of minority group history, describing the impact America has had on minority peoples and cultures—and vice versa—and providing some understanding of the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. Beginning with the

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"Now in its fourth edition, Natives and Strangers explores various aspects of minority group history, describing the impact America has had on minority peoples and cultures—and vice versa—and providing some understanding of the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. Beginning with the American Indian migration throughout the United States, the book discusses the variety of Indian cultures that Europeans encountered, incorporating the most recent literature on the subject. As in earlier editions, the fourth edition integrates the experiences of racial, religious, and national minorities, explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America. It also explores the far-reaching implications of recent immigration laws, presenting the controversy over multiculturalism in terms of understanding American history. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society. For the fourth edition, Dinnerstein, Nichols, and Reimers have made extensive revisions. While the previous editions used economic development to organize and tell the history of America's multicultural society, this text focuses much more on ethnic groups themselves, the roles the groups played in American social developments, and the impact of economic changes on ethnicity. In addition, the authors include more information on the post-1960 period, particularly in regard to immigration and American Indians. They have expanded the discussion of the meaning of such terms as ""white"" and ""people of color"" and have updated all content—especially information ongender, Indian-white contact, and cultural history—by incorporating new findings from recent scholarship. This new edition contains extensive statistics culled from the recently available 2000 U.S. Census report; it features an explanation of what these latest figures indicate about America's ethnic makeup and revised tables and graphs that reflect this new data. Natives and Strangers, 4/e, is ideal for undergraduate courses covering immigration, American social history, and American ethnic groups."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195366228
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/02/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Colonial Foundations (1600-1780s)
Coming of the Spanish
Coming of the English
Indians and Anglo-Americans
Attracting Settlers
Development of Slavery and Racism
European Minorities
Colonial Economic and Social Structure
Minorities and the Revolution

2. Forging a New Nation (1776-1840s)
A New Situation
Indian Relations
Southern Antislavery Falters
Free Blacks
Slavery in the Old South
New People in an Emerging Nation
Crisis over Immigration in the 1790s
National Territorial Growth
Beyond the Appalachians
Urban and Industrial Growth
Renewal of Immigration
Manifest Destiny

3. Civil War and Immigration (1840-1880s)
Settlement patterns
The Germans and the Irish
Finding Employment
Immigrant Life and Society
The Mining Frontier
The Chinese
Indians
Animosity Toward Foreigners
Anti-Catholicism
Political Nativism
The Coming of the Civil War
Blacks and the Domestic Crisis
The Mormons
Postwar Immigration
The Railroads

4. Burgeoning Industrialism and a Massive Movement of Peoples (1880s-1930s)
Industrial Expansion
Uprooted Peoples
Immigrant Settlement
The New European Immigrants
Ranching
Framers
The Japanese
The Koreans and Asian Indians
The Mexicans
The Filipinos
Black Migration North

5. The Process of Adjustment (1880s-1930s)
Wages and Working Conditions
The Tenement Districts
Voluntary Associations
Black Associations
Cultural and Recreational Activities
The Churches and Parochial Education
Public Education
Indian Experiences
The Minority Press
Maintaining Old World Ties
Politics
Social Mobility
Assimilation

6. Ethnic Tensions and Conflicts (1880s-1945)
Pseudoscientific Racism
Triumph of Jim Crowism
Treatment of Indians
Attitudes Toward Asians
Attitudes Toward Europeans
Interethnic Conflict
Religious Bigotry
World War I
Immigration Restriction
Economic Depression and Increased Tensions
"Concentration Camps U.S.A."

7. Movement, Mobility, and Cultural Adaptation (1941-2014)
The Impact of World War II
Southerners Move North
Suburbs and the Rise of the Sun Belt and the West
American Indian Migration
Renewed European Immigration
Prosperity and Mobility
Retaining Ethnic Ties
Ethnic Groups and Politics

8. The Struggle for Equality (1945-2014)
The Deprived Minorities
Toward civil Rights
The Movement for Black Power
The Post-Civil Rights Era
The Hispanics
The Asians
The Indians
The White Ethnic Groups

9. A New Global Immigration
Beyond Europe: The Global Immigrants
Mexicans
Cubans
Other Latinos
New Asian Immigrants
Middle Easterners
Other Immigrants from the Caribbean
New African Immigrants
Renewed Anxiety over Immigration
Afterword
Selected Bibliography
Index

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