The Ethnic Dimension in American History / Edition 4

The Ethnic Dimension in American History / Edition 4

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The Ethnic Dimension in American History / Edition 4

The Ethnic Dimension in American History is a thorough survey of the role that ethnicity has played in shaping the history of the United States. Considering ethnicity in the sense of race, language, religion, and national origin, this important textbook examines the effects of ethnicity on social relations, public policy, and economic development. Ethnic groups covered in the book include African Americans, Native Americans, and Americans of varied backgrounds from across the globe including Jewish, Chinese, European, Japanese, Muslim, Korean, and Latinos.

Examining the period from the first Americans before colonization to the present day, the fourth edition of The Ethnic Dimension in American History has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect current thinking and recent history, including the impact of 9/11. This book presents ethnicity as a central dynamic in US history. It is not just concerned with the history of immigration, but considers the interaction of ethnic groups with one another, and describes the dynamic processes of acculturation, modernization, and assimilation, which have had such a great impact on the United States throughout its history.

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ISBN-13: 9781405182515
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/20/2010
Edition description: Updated
Pages: 388
Sales rank: 196,351
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I Worlds Collide: Indian People, Africans, and Europeans in Colonial America 7

1 The First Americans 17

2 The European Migrations 29

3 Ethnicity and Manifest Destiny 58

4 African Americans in the Early Years 92

Conclusion: Ethnic America in 1890 113

Part II Ethnic America in Transition, 1890-1945 121

5 The Age of the New Immigrants 128

6 American Jews 151

7 Asian America, 1882-1945 165

8 The Nativist Reaction 179

9 Native Americans: The Assault on Tribalism 191

10 Jim Crow and Ghettos: African Americans 205

11 Mexican Americans 218

Conclusion: Ethnic America in 1945 230

Part III Change and Continuity in Ethnic America, 1945 to the Present 241

12 The African Americans 246

13 The Latino Mosaic 263

14 Asian Americans in the Modern World 282

15 The Newest Arrivals 298

16 Native Americans in the Modern World 314

17 White Ethnics in Modern America 329

Conclusion: Ethnic America in 2010 345

Selected Readings 357

Index 364

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