Migrants, Immigrants and Slaves: Racial and Ethnic Groups in America / Edition 1

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Through diversity, America has grown strong as a nation. Although all segments of the population share certain life patterns and basic beliefs, there are many differences in traditional lifestyles and cultures among ethnic groups. Respect for such differences is a benchmark of a democratic nation. Migrants, Immigrants, and Slaves documents the fact that all American ethnic groups have been both the oppressed and the oppressors. The book is written for introductory American history, ethnic studies, and sociology courses. Special attention is given to the immigration patterns and cultural contributions of more than 50 ethnic groups.

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The strength of this work is that in covering some fifty ethnic groups in the U.S. population, it lists members in each group who have made important contributions to their fields and to society.
History: Reviews Of New Books
The strength of this work is that in covering some fifty ethnic groups in the U.S. population, it lists members in each group who have made important contributions to their fields and to society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819197382
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. George Henderson is the S.N. Goldman Professsor of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of numerous books, including Cultural Diversity in the Workplace, (Quorum Books) and Providing Help Across Cultures. Thompson Olasiji is Assistant Professor of Human Relations at the University of Oklahoma.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 No Place Like Home 1
Ch. 2 Native Americans: Eastern Forest, Great Plains, Southwest, California Inter-Mountain, Northwest Coast 23
The Trail of Tears 43
Ch. 3 British and Irish: English, Welsh, Scotch-Irish, Scots, Irish 49
Pride and Poverty: An Irish Integrity 66
Ch. 4 Other Western, Central, and Northern Europeans: Germans, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Swiss, Dutch, French, Belgians, Finns 71
The Furor Teutonicus: Upper Mississippi Abteilung 104
Ch. 5 Eastern Europeans: Slavs: Russians, Poles, Czechs and Slovaks, Yugoslavs, Bulgarians, Ukrainians 111
Russians and Slavs at Scranton, 1913 129
Ch. 6 Eastern Europeans: Non-Slavs: Austrians, Hungarians, Lithuanians, Latvians, Romanians 137
From Lithuania, 1901 149
Ch. 7 Southern Europeans: Italians, Greeks, Portuguese, Spanish 155
To the Land of Promise: The Italian Exodus to America 172
Ch. 8 Asians: Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, Koreans, Vietnamese 179
The Nisei Arrive 199
Ch. 9 Immigrants from the Americas, the West Indies, and the Caribbean: Mexicans, Canadians, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Dominicans, Jamaicans, Haitians, Central and South Americans 207
With His Pistol in His Hand 234
Ch. 10 Africans and African Americans 239
The Negro Pitches His Tent 260
Ch. 11 A Final View 271
Index 289
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