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Without sacrificing the scholarly integrity of their materials, the authors have written a book that addresses important historical as well as contemporary issues in a most readable manner.
— Elliott Robert Barkan, California State University
This fine study of American immigration by two of the top scholars in the field is, far and away, the best brief account of the topic we have.
— Roger Daniels, University of Cincinnati
List of Tables
1 The Beginnings: Immigration to America, 1492 to the 1820s 4
2 An Expanding Population: Immigration from 1830 to the 1890s 23
3 A New Wave of Immigrants, 1890s-1920s 56
4 Ethnic Conflict and Immigration Restriction 89
5 The Door Opens Again: Immigration from the Eastern Hemisphere, World II to 2008 115
6 Close Neighbors: Immigrants from the Western Hemisphere, World War II to 2008 151
7 Confronting Immigration 177
Bibliographic Essay 195
Appendix 1 Immigration By Region and Selected Country of Last Residence, 1820 to 2006 205
Appendix 2 Provisions of the Major United States Immigration Laws and Programs 219