Racial and Ethnic Relations in America / Edition 6by S. Dale McLemore, Harriett Romo, Susan Gonzalez Baker
Pub. Date: 06/20/2000
This book focuses on the five largest ethnic groups in the U.S. - Mexican Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, and Puerto Ricans. McLemore et al present historical information and contemporary examples of the largest ethnic and minority groups in the United States. Using the assimilation model, they analyze the strengths and weaknesses of this model in explaining how various racial and ethnic groups have been incorporated (or not) into U.S. society. Focusing on interracial and interethnic relations in the U.S., the authors give a sociological analysis of intergroup processes and the history of the interactions of these groups. Organized thematically rather than chronologically, the book illuminates the main racial and ethnic dilemmas faced in America as shown through the examples of these five groups. For anyone interested in Racial and Ethnic Relations, Minority Relations, Multicultural Education, or Ethnic Studies.
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Table of Contents
All chapters conclude with “Discussion Questions,” “Key Ideas,” “Key Terms,” and “Notes.”
1. Natives and Newcomers.
An Overview of Assimilation in America.
Development of Assimilation Theory.
Race and Ethnicity: A Conceptual Note.
2. Together or Apart? Some Competing Views.
Subprocesses of Assimilation.
Gordon's Theory of Assimilation Subprocesses.
Three Ideologies of Assimilation.
Two Anti-Assimilationist Ideologies: Separatism and Secessionism.
The Models of Assimilation as Descriptions.
3. The Rise of Anglo American Society.
The English Legacy.
Servants and Slaves.
The Colonial Irish.
The Colonial Germans.
The Revolutionary Period.
4. The Golden Door.
The First Great Immigrant Stream.
Changing Patterns of Immigration.
The Second Great Immigrant Stream.
The Third Great Immigrant Stream.
5. Nativism and Racism.
6. Japanese Americans.
Japanese Immigration and Native Reactions.
The Japanese Family and Community in America.
War, Evacuation, and Relocation.
Japanese American Assimilation.
Japanese American “Success.”
7. Mexican Americans: From Colonized Minority to Political Activists.
The Colonial Model.
The Immigrant Model.
Mexican Immigration and Native Reaction.
8. Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans: Identity and Incorporation.
Identification and Diversity.
The Colonization of Puerto Rico.
Cultural Assimilation: English and Spanish.
Mexican American and Puerto Rican “Success.”
9. African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation.
The Period of Slavery.
Immigrant or Colonized Minority?
Emancipation and Reconstruction.
The Restoration of White Supremacy.
Migration and Urbanization.
The Civil Rights Movement.
10. African Americans: Protest and Social Change.
The Rise of Direct Action.
Renewed Visibility of Black-White Conflict.
African American Assimilation.
African American “Success.”
11. Native Americans: The First Americans.
The English Penetration of the Continent.
Anglo American-Indian Policies.
Plains Wars and Reservations.
From Separatism to Anglo Conformity.
Cycling between Anglo Conformity and Cultural Pluralism.
Pan-Indian Responses and Initiatives.
Immigrant or Colonized Minority?
12. Native Americans: A Struggle to Maintain Political and Cultural Pluralism.
Secondary Structural Assimilation.
Primary Structural Assimilation.
Other Forms of Assimilation.
American Indian “Success.”
13. The New Immigration.
Changes in the Laws and the Immigrant Stream.
Resurgent Racism and Nativism.
14. Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination.
Theory and Practice.
The Educational Approach.
The Legal Approach.
15. The Future of Ethnicity.
Further Reflections on Assimilation and Ethnicity.
Consequences of Colonization and Immigration: An Alternative View.
Some Applications of the Alternative View.
Some Tentative Conclusions about Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States.
The Future of Ethnicity in the United States.
Across National Boundaries.
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