Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans / Edition 5

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"A comprehensive and accessible text, this volume explores various aspects of American minority group history. Examining the impact that America has had on minority peoples and cultures - and vice versa - it also provides insights into the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. As in earlier editions, the fifth edition integrates the experiences of various racial, religious, and national minorities from around the globe - including American Indians, African Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other parts of the world - explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America." Revised, updated, and condensed, the fifth edition of Nations and Strangers incorporates the latest research on such critical topics as American Indian affairs, western American development, and African American experiences. It also focuses on successive waves of different immigrants while exploring the evolution and complexities of American immigration policies. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society. Featuring anecdotes, charts, graphs, tables, and an extensive updated bibliography, Natives and Strangers, Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses that cover immigration, American social history, and American ethnic groups.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195366228
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 7/2/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Leonard Dinnerstein is Professor Emeritus at The University of Arizona.

Roger L. Nichols is Professor Emeritus of History at The University of Arizona.

David M. Reimers is Professor Emeritus of History at New York University.

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Table of Contents

1 Colonial Foundations (1600-1780s) 1
Coming of the English 2
Indians and Anglo-Americans 4
Attracting Settlers 8
Development of Slavery and Racism 10
European Minorities 15
Colonial Social Structure 19
Racial Minorities and the Revolution 22
2 Forging a New Nation: The South (1776-1840s) 25
A New Situation 25
Territorial Growth 26
Indian Relations 27
Southern Antislavery Falters 32
Southern Free Blacks 34
Slavery in the Old South 35
Poor Whites 45
3 Forging a New Nation: The North (1776-1840s) 48
Indian Relations 48
Northern Antislavery Succeeds 51
Immigration and Assimilation 52
Fear of Foreigners 54
The Movement West 55
Urban and Industrial Growth 57
Free Blacks in the North 60
Renewal of Immigration 62
The Mormons and Group Suppression 63
Manifest Destiny 65
4 A Surge of Immigrants (1840s-1880s) 68
Settlement Patterns 70
The Germans and the Irish 72
The Coming of the Civil War 74
Blacks and the Domestic Crisis 75
Postwar Immigration 78
Finding Employment 80
Living Conditions 83
Animosity toward Blacks and Foreigners 87
Anti-Catholicism 89
Political Nativism 91
5 Burgeoning Industrialism and a Massive Movement of Peoples (1880s-1930s) 93
Industrial Expansion 93
Uprooted Peoples 95
Immigrant Settlement 98
The New Immigrants 101
Black Migration North 108
6 The Process of Adjustment (1880s-1930s) 112
Wages and Working Conditions 112
The Tenement Districts 121
Voluntary Associations 123
Black Associations 125
Cultural and Recreational Activities 126
The Churches and Parochial Education 129
Public Education 131
The Minority Press 133
Maintaining Old World Ties 134
Politics 135
Social Mobility 138
Assimilation 142
7 Ethnic Groups and the Development of the West (1840s-1930s) 145
The Mining Frontier 145
The Chinese 148
The Railroads 150
Indian Wars and Reservations 151
The Mormons 158
Ranchers and Livestock Production 159
Farmers 161
The Japanese 163
The Koreans 164
The Mexicans 165
Other Immigrants 167
8 Ethnic Tensions and Conflicts (1880s-1945) 170
Pseudoscientific Racism 171
Triumph of Jim Crowism 173
Treatment of Indians 175
Attitudes Toward Asians 181
Attitudes Toward Europeans 182
Interethnic Conflict 183
Religious Bigotry 184
World War I 186
Immigration Restriction 186
The Mexican Experience 189
Economic Depression and Increased Tensions 189
"Concentration Camps U.S.A." 191
9 Movement, Mobility, and Cultural Adaptation (1941-2003) 194
The Impact of World War II 194
Southerners Move North 196
Suburbs and the Rise of the Sun Belt and the West 198
American Indian Migration 199
Renewed European Immigration 200
Prosperity and Mobility 206
Retaining Ethnic Ties 209
Ethnic Groups and Politics 212
10 The Struggle for Equality (1945-2003) 215
The Deprived Minorities 216
Toward Civil Rights 220
The Movement for Black Power 224
The Hispanics 229
The Asians 232
The Indians 233
The White Ethnic Groups 240
11 A New Multiculturalism 245
Beyond Europe: The Global Immigrants 245
Mexicans 250
The Cubans 254
Other Latinos 256
The New Asian Immigrants 260
Near Easterners 267
The West Indians 271
New African Immigrants 272
Renewed Anxiety Over Immigration 273
Afterword 279
Selected Bibliography 283
Index 297
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