Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History / Edition 1

Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History / Edition 1

by Reed Ueda
     
 

ISBN-10: 031207526X

ISBN-13: 9780312075262

Pub. Date: 03/15/1994

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

In his global perspective and analytic treatment, Reed Ueda goes beyond a narrative historical account of twentieth-century American immigration to focus on the global and international forces that prompted the large-scale uprooting and transplanting of people following World War II.  See more details below

Overview

In his global perspective and analytic treatment, Reed Ueda goes beyond a narrative historical account of twentieth-century American immigration to focus on the global and international forces that prompted the large-scale uprooting and transplanting of people following World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312075262
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
03/15/1994
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.55(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

Introduction: The Historical Context of Immigration
The Changing Waves of Immigration
The Matrix of Push and Pull
The Ebb and Flow of Immigration
Immigrants in the Early Twentieth Century

1. The Legacy of Restriction
The Retreat to Restrictionism
The Origins of Immigration Policy
Restrictions on Asian Admissions
The Creation of an Omnibus Restrictive Policy
Transition to an Omnibus Selective Policy
The Decline of Return Migration
Toward Unified and Restricted Naturalization
The System of Discriminatory Naturalization
The Centralized Administration of Naturalization
The Continuing Influx after Restriction
Exodus from Canada and Mexico
The Airplane Migration from Puerto Rico
The Rise of the Refugee Class
Continuation of the Demographic Shift

2. The Transformation of Policy
The Path to a Worldwide Immigration Policy
The McCarran-Walter Act
The Hart-Celler Act
The Immigration Reform and Control Act
The Expansion of Refugee Legislation
The Liberalization of Naturalization Policy
The Globalization of Immigration
Push and Pull Factors in the Postindustrial Era

3. The Changing Face of Post-1965 Immigration
An Imbalanced Worldwide Immigration
The New Asian Immigrants
The New Latin Immigrants
The West Indian and Haitian Immigrants
The Declining Factor of European Immigration
Seeding the New Frontier of Immigrant Colonies

4. The Making of a World Melting Pot
Patterns of Social Mobility
The Structure of Economic Opportunity
The Ethnic Dimensions of Economic Progress
Asian Patterns of Mobility
Hispanic Patterns of Mobility
West Indian and Haitian Patterns of Mobility
The Changing Face of Mobility and Inequality
Educational Gains
Linguistic Assimilation
Family and Population
Fertility and Immigration
Intermarriage
Transitions in Identity and Community
The Societal Impact of Changing Immigration

5. The Immigrant and American Democracy
The Path to American Citizenship
The Changing Distance Between Aliens and Citizens
Naturalization of Aliens
Learning American National Identity
The Expanding Role of Government in Ethnic Relations
Toward Equal Opportunity for New Americans
The Rise of Official Group Identity

6. Immigration and the National Future

APPENDICES

Appendix A. Additional Tables
Appendix B. Chronology of Immigration and Naturalization Policy

Index

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