Ethnic Americans: A History of Immigration / Edition 4

Ethnic Americans: A History of Immigration / Edition 4

by Leonard Dinnerstein, David Reimers
     
 

First published in 1977, Ethnic Americans has established itself as the classic study of immigration to the United States in the twentieth century. This updated edition reflects developments of the 1980s and '90s -- a period that has seen the greatest wave of immigration in American history. The burgeoning trend of increasing immigration, mostly from Latin

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First published in 1977, Ethnic Americans has established itself as the classic study of immigration to the United States in the twentieth century. This updated edition reflects developments of the 1980s and '90s -- a period that has seen the greatest wave of immigration in American history. The burgeoning trend of increasing immigration, mostly from Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean, is expected to continue. But how welcome will all these people be, and what is the history of the melting (sometimes boiling) pot they are pouring into?

In investigating these questions, Ethnic Americans provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of immigration and assimilation of European, Asian, and Latin American peoples from 1607 to the present. The fourth edition has been revised and expanded to incorporate new research on women immigrants, the new refugees, and the continuing asylum crisis of the 1990s. Dinnerstein and Reimers also examine the continuity of nativism and restrictionist sentiment in the United States, as shown in the movements to make English the official language of the nation and in attempts to end bilingual education and ballots.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231111898
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1999
Edition description:
Fourth Edition
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Dinnerstein is professor of history and director of the Program in Jewish Studies, University of Arizona. He is the author of The Leo Frank Case, America and the Survivors of the Holocaust, and Uneasy at Home, all published by Columbia.

David M. Reimers is professor of history at New York University and the author of Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America and (with Fred Binder) All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic History of New York, both published by Columbia.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface
Ch. 1The Colonial Heritage1
Ch. 2A Wave of Immigrants, 1789-1890s17
Ch. 3A New Wave of Immigrants, 1890s-1920s49
Ch. 4Ethnic Conflict and Immigration Restriction73
Ch. 5Immigration After World War II, 1945-199897
Ch. 6Newcomers from South of the Border125
Ch. 7Pilgrims' Progress: Ethnic Mobility in Modern America151
Ch. 8Whither Ethnic America? Assimilation into American Life179
Epilogue: A New Immigration Debate201
Bibliographic Essay207
Appendix217
Table A.1Immigration to the United States by Country, for Decades 1820-1995218
Table A.2Provisions of the Major United States Immigration Laws and Programs222
Index227

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