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Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924
     

Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924

by Roger Daniels
 
In this analytical narrative, Mr. Daniels examines the conditions of immigrants, Native Americans, and African Americans between 1890 and 1924, the heyday of immigration and a time of supposed progress for American minorities.

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In this analytical narrative, Mr. Daniels examines the conditions of immigrants, Native Americans, and African Americans between 1890 and 1924, the heyday of immigration and a time of supposed progress for American minorities.

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Journal Of Southern History
A readable history of ethnic minorities and immigrants...powerful.
— Maxine D. Jones
Immigrants and Minorities
Lucid and effective...Daniels maps out the contradictions and inequities which characterize legislation enacted against the socially defined "other".
A readable history of ethnic minorities and immigrants...powerful.
Journal of Southern History
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Although more than 20 million immigrants came to the U.S. from 1890 to 1924, Daniels (Coming to America) argues convincingly here that the period was marked by hostility and violence toward immigrants, African Americans and Native Americans. Drawing on extensive research, the author details the growth of anti-immigrant feeling, or nativism, that began with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which halted the influx of Chinese laborers and culminated in the National Origins Act of 1924, establishing a rigid immigrant quota system. In this objective and clearly written analysis, Daniels describes government theft of Native American lands and mob violence (e.g., lynchings) against African Americans. He notes that the rise of nativism resulted in literacy laws that further restricted immigration and sparked widespread discrimination against German, Irish, Italian and Asian immigrants. Although he sees improvements in U.S. policy toward minorities and immigrants, he believes many Americans are still prejudiced against these groups. (Sept.)
Booknews
Looks at immigrant experiences with American nativism and xenophobia during the period, when more than 20 million immigrants came the US. Examines the conditions of immigrants, African Americans, and Native Americans, with attention to legislation, judicial decisions, mob violence, and responses by minorities, and analyzes the origins and effects of legislation including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the 1924 National Origins Act. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
The Journal of Southern History
A readable history of ethnic minorities and immigrants . . . powerful.
— Maxine D. Jones
Journal of Southern History - Maxine D. Jones
A readable history of ethnic minorities and immigrants . . . powerful.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566631655
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
08/01/1997
Series:
American Ways Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Roger Daniels is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati and president of the Immigration History Society. His other books include The Politics of Prejudice; American Racism; Concentration Camps, USA; Asian Americans; and Prisoners Without Trial.

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