The Ethnic Dimension in American History / Edition 3 by James S. Olson | 9781881089872 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Ethnic Dimension in American History / Edition 3

The Ethnic Dimension in American History / Edition 3

by James S. Olson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1881089878

ISBN-13: 9781881089872

Pub. Date: 12/21/2007

Publisher: Wiley

Through association with others, individuals come to know themselves; and through placement among people of their own national, cultural, and religious kind they gain a larger American identity. This paradoxical relationship between individual and community has special meaning in American history. In neighborhoods and other forms of association, members of

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Through association with others, individuals come to know themselves; and through placement among people of their own national, cultural, and religious kind they gain a larger American identity. This paradoxical relationship between individual and community has special meaning in American history. In neighborhoods and other forms of association, members of immigrant ethnicities along with racial and religious minorities have sought to preserve their distinctiveness against social homogenization.

This book's 17 chapters cover the history of ethnicity in American society, from the first Americans before colonization up to the present day. Groups covered include Native Americans and Americans of varied backgrounds: European, Chinese, African, Jewish, Filipino, Japanese, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Korean, Haitian, Indonesian, and Muslim.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781881089872
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2007
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Red, White, and Black in Early America.

1. The First Americans.

2. The European Migration.

3. Ethnicity and Manifest Destiny.

4. African Americans in the Early Years.

Part II: Ethnic America in Transition, 1890-1945.

5. The New Immigrants.

6. The Jews of America.

7. Asian America, 1882-1945.

8. The Nativist Reaction.

9. Native Americans: The Assault on Tribalism.

10. Jim Crow and Ghettos: African Americans.

11. The Mexican Americans.

Part II Conclusion: Ethnic America in 1945.

Part III: Change and Continuity in Ethnic America, 1945-Present.

12. Black Power: The African Americans.

13. The Hispanic Mosaic.

14. Asian Americans in the Modern World.

15. The Newest Arrivals.

16. Native American in the Modern World.

17. White Ethnics in Modern America.

Part III Conclusion: Ethnic America in 1999.

Bibliography Essay.

Index.

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