U.S. Immigration and Migration: Almanac (U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library Series)

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U.S. Immigration and Migration: Almanac presents a comprehensive overview of the groups of people who have immigrated to the United States from the nations of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as well as those who migrated within the country to unexplored lands or to newly industrialized cities. Its seventeen chapters include information on groups or clusters of groups of immigrants from other nations and cultures: Pre-Columbian; Spanish; English; Scotch and Scotch-Irish; French and Dutch; African; German;...
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Overview

U.S. Immigration and Migration: Almanac presents a comprehensive overview of the groups of people who have immigrated to the United States from the nations of Africa, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, as well as those who migrated within the country to unexplored lands or to newly industrialized cities. Its seventeen chapters include information on groups or clusters of groups of immigrants from other nations and cultures: Pre-Columbian; Spanish; English; Scotch and Scotch-Irish; French and Dutch; African; German; Irish; Scandinavian; Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino; Jewish; Italian and Greek; Eastern European; Arab; Asian Indian, Korean, and Southeast Asian; Mexican; and other Latino and Caribbean groups. Internal migration is also covered, including westward expansion, forced migration, and industrialization and urbanization. The Almanac also contains more than 150 black-and-white photographs and maps, sidebars containing interesting facts about people and events related to immigration and migration, "Fact Focus" and "Words to Know" boxes, a "Research and Activity Ideas" section, a timeline, and an index.
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Gr 7-10-Almanac opens with an overview of immigration to and migration patterns within the U.S. and current theories about Pre-Columbian migrations to North America. Separate, well-written chronological chapters cover from the early arrival of the Spanish and English to the more recent immigration of Latino and Caribbean groups. Discussions examine the factors that pushed people from their homelands and pulled them to the U.S.; objective analysis about assimilation; and information about the contributions, current numbers, and locations of each subpopulation. The author also details voluntary and forced internal migrations within the U.S. These readable volumes offer much more background than Sandy Pobst's The Newest Americans (Greenwood, 2003). Biographies profiles 50 men and women who either immigrated to this country or influenced the debate on the treatment of immigrants. The balanced profiles are separately authored, so readability varies; while admiring of their subjects, the contributors also discuss their weaknesses. Sidebars provide additional information or quotes. In Primary Sources, the 17 excerpts begin with Lord Baltimore's 1649 Declaration of Religious Tolerance and end with Pat Buchanan's views on immigration policies. The letters, articles, government documents, Supreme Court rulings, and the reflections of authors such as Willa Cather and Mark Twain offer a wide variety of viewpoints. Each entry begins with a lengthy introduction that places the piece in historical context. While some of the sources can be difficult or dry reading they do illustrate how the document changed policies or influenced public opinion. Average-quality black-and-white illustrations appear throughout the set. Almanac is particularly strong, but all of these titles make solid report material.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents

Reader's Guide ix
U.S. Immigration and Migration Timeline xv
Words to Know xxxi
Research and Activity Ideas xlv
Volume 1
Chapter 1 Introduction: The Nation of Immigrants 1
Chapter 2 Immigrants in Motion: Getting There and Getting Started 31
Chapter 3 Pre-Columbian Migrations: The First American Immigrants 61
Chapter 4 Spanish Colonization and Immigration 85
Chapter 5 English Immigration 111
Chapter 6 Scots and Scotch-Irish Immigration 143
Chapter 7 French and Dutch Immigration 161
Chapter 8 African American Immigration 189
Chapter 9 German Immigration 221
Chapter 10 Irish Immigration 247
Chapter 11 Scandinavian Immigration 283
Norwegian 291
Swedish 293
Danish 295
Finnish 297
Icelandic 298
Chapter 12 Westward Migrations: 1783-1912 315
Volume 2
Chapter 13 Forced Migrations 351
Removal of the Five Civilized Tribes 357
Long Walk of the Navajo 363
The Flight of the Nez Perce 366
The Acadians/Cajuns 368
Japanese American Internment 374
Chapter 14 Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino Immigration 381
Chapter 15 Jewish Immigration 423
Chapter 16 Italian and Greek Immigration 455
Chapter 17 Eastern European Immigration 485
Austro-Hungarian 486
Czech and Slovak 491
Polish 498
Russian 504
Chapter 18 Urbanization 517
Industrialization 522
African American Great Migration 531
Native American Urbanization 538
Chapter 19 Arab World Immigration 547
Lebanese and Syrian 557
Palestinian and Jordanian 559
Other Arab Immigrants (Egyptian, Yemeni, Iraqi) 561
Chapter 20 Asian Indian, Korean, and Southeast Asian Immigration 581
Asian Indian 586
Korean 595
Vietnamese 602
Cambodian 608
Thai and Laotian 614
Chapter 21 Mexican Immigration 617
Chapter 22 Latino and Caribbean Migration and Immigration 651
Puerto Rican 655
Cuban 662
Dominican 672
Haitian 676
Central American (Guatemalan, Nicaraguan, El Salvadoran) 682
Where to Learn More li
Index lvii
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