Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in the United States / Edition 1

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In Not Just Black and White, editors Nancy Foner and George M. Fredrickson bring together a group of social scientists and historians to consider the relationship between immigration and the ways in which concepts of race and ethnicity have evolved in the United States from the end of the nineteenth century to the present.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780871542700
  • Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 390
  • Sales rank: 1,222,605
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States : social constructions and social relations in historical and contemporary perspective 1
Ch. 1 Conceptual confusions and divides : race, ethnicity, and the study of immigration 23
Ch. 2 Ethnicity : an American genealogy 42
Ch. 3 The amplitude of ethnic history : an American story 61
Ch. 4 The great migration, African Americans, and immigrants in the industrial city 82
Ch. 5 Immigration and the social construction of otherness : "underclass" stigma and intergroup relations 100
Ch. 6 American gatekeeping : race and immigration law in the twentieth century 119
Ch. 7 The census counts, the census classifies 145
Ch. 8 Making new immigrants "inbetween" : Irish hosts and white panethnicity, 1890 to 1930 167
Ch. 9 The formation of Latino and Latina panethnic identities 197
Ch. 10 Asian American panethnicity : contemporary national and transnational possibilities 217
Ch. 11 Old and new landscapes of diversity : the residential patterns of immigrant minorities 237
Ch. 12 Intermarriage then and now : race, generation, and the changing meaning of marriage 262
Ch. 13 Race, assimilation, and "second generations," past and present 278
Ch. 14 The Black-Asian conflict? 301
Ch. 15 Immigrant entrepreneurs and customers throughout the twentieth century 315
Ch. 16 Straddling the color line : the legal construction of Hispanic identity in Texas 341
Ch. 17 Black and brown in Compton : demographic change, suburban decline, and intergroup relations in a South Central Los Angeles community, 1950 to 2000 358
Index 377
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