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In the two decades since the first edition of this tremendously successful book appeared, a vast scholarship undertaken by historians, sociologists, economists, and cultural anthropologists has altered the contours of American immigration history, challenging scholars to rethink long-held perspectives.
Insights derived from these diverse sources enrich the second edition of this popular text and have prompted important changes in emphasis and interpretation. Thoughtfully written to help student readers appreciate the varied pre- and post-migration experiences of the many groups and individuals who came to, and came to shape, the United States during this busy period, The Huddled Masses is essential reading for all enrolled in the United States history survey as well as specialized courses in Immigration and Ethnic Studies.
Chapter One Emigration: A Matter of Change and Choice 15
Chapter Two The Journey and the Reception 52
Chapter Three Smokestacks and Pushcarts: Work and Mobility in Industrial America 86
Chapter Four Integrating the Immigrant in City and Countryside: Newcomer and Nation Transformed 126
Chapter Five Nativism and the End of Unlimited Entry 173
Chapter Six Conclusion 214
Bibliographical Essay 227
Decennial Immigration to the United States, 1890-1919 34
Decennial Immigration to the United States From China and Japan, 1880-1929 40
Photographs follow page 172