Immigrant America: European Ethnicity in the U.S. [NOOK Book]

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This new volume of original essays focuses on the presence of European ethnic culture in American society since 1830. Among the topics explored in Immigrant America are the alienation and assimilation of immigrants; the immigrant home and family as a haven of ethnicity; religion, education and employment as agents of acculturation; and the contours of ethnic community in American society.
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Overview

This new volume of original essays focuses on the presence of European ethnic culture in American society since 1830. Among the topics explored in Immigrant America are the alienation and assimilation of immigrants; the immigrant home and family as a haven of ethnicity; religion, education and employment as agents of acculturation; and the contours of ethnic community in American society.
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A dozen original essays explore the presence of European ethnic culture in the US since 1830. Taking examples from Italian, Dutch, Croatian, German, and other immigrants, they discuss such topics as the home and family as a haven of ethnicity, and schools and jobs as agents of acculturation. Paper edition (unseen) $16.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136515323
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Beyond "America for Americans": Inside the Movement Culture of Antebellum Nativism 7
Becoming American: Assimilation, Pluralism, and Ethnic Identity 29
Us and Them: Personal Reflections on Ethnic Literature 55
Home Is Where the Heart Is: Immigrant Mobility and Home Ownership 67
Parents and Children: Fundamental Questions about Immigrant Family Life 89
Mothers and Daughters: Nassau County Italian American Women 103
The Religious Factor in Immigration: The Dutch Experience 119
The Ethnic Dimension in American Catholic Parochial Education 141
The World of Work: The Croatians of Whiting, Indiana 161
The Changing Face of Ethnic Politics: From Political Machine to Community Organization 179
The Ethnic Frontier: Rural Germans and the Settlement of America 197
Ethnic Elites and Their Organizations: The St. Louis Experience, 1900-1925 215
Guide to Further Reading 231
Contributors 251
Index 255
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