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Immigration and American Diversity: A Social and Cultural History / Edition 1
     

Immigration and American Diversity: A Social and Cultural History / Edition 1

by Donna R. Gabaccia
 

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ISBN-10: 063122033X

ISBN-13: 9780631220336

Pub. Date: 03/20/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This engaging textbook is a concise overview of a sweeping topic - American Immigration. Immigration is core to the history of America - a "Nation of Immigrants" who are diverse by definition. Beginning with the first arrival of migrants from Asia, Africa, and Europe, and ending with a discussion of the United States at the turn of the 21st century, this book

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This engaging textbook is a concise overview of a sweeping topic - American Immigration. Immigration is core to the history of America - a "Nation of Immigrants" who are diverse by definition. Beginning with the first arrival of migrants from Asia, Africa, and Europe, and ending with a discussion of the United States at the turn of the 21st century, this book offers an unflinching analysis of the complex relationship between America's national solidarity and ethnic diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631220336
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/20/2002
Series:
Problems in American History Series , #1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables.

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Student Exercise: American Diversity – and Me; American Diversity – and You.

1. Creating America; Creating Americans.

2. Americans and Aliens, 1750–1835.

3. Emigrants and Regional Strife, 1820–1860.

Student Exercise: Catholic Nuns Testify in Court after the Burning of the Charlestown Convent.

4. Redefining the Nation, 1850–1900.

Student Exercise: Can a Negro be a Nativist?.

5. Immigrants in a Nativist America, 1890-1920.

Student Exercise, Determining the Geographic Origins of Immigrants at Century's Turn.

6. Migrants, Immigrants, and Scientific Racism, 1900-1945.

7. The Postwar USA: Nation of Immigrants or Multicultural Nation?.

Student Exercise: Ethnicity, Authors, and their Books.

8. Today's Immigrants; Tomorrow's Nation.

Student Exercise: This Week's Headlines: An Oral Report on Immigration's Impact on Local Communities.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Index.

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