Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History

Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History

by Ronald Bayor (Editor)

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Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise History by Ronald Bayor

Bayor (history, Georgia Tech), wishing to get a sense of "how the peopling of America took place," presents eight chronological chapters exploring the history of immigration, race, and ethnicity in the United States. Authors were asked to deal with issues of migration, intergroup relations, nativism and racism, and identity formation, as well as the changing views on immigration and ethnicity among the wider society during the period under examination. The papers collectively cover the period 1600 to 2000. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231129404
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/22/2003
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ronald H. Bayor is professor of history in the School of History, Technology, and Society at the Georgia Institute of Technology's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. He is the founder and current editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History and the author of the award-winning Race and the Shaping of Twentieth-Century Atlanta.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
1.Ethnicity in Seventeenth-Century English America, 1600-17001
2.Ethnicity in Eighteenth-Century North America, 1701-178821
3.The Limits of Equality: Racial and Ethnic Tensions in the New Republic, 1789-183641
4.Racial and Ethnic Identity in the United States, 1837-187763
5.Race, Nation, and Citizenship in Late Nineteenth-Century America, 1878-190096
6.The Critical Period: Ethnic Emergence and Reaction, 1901-1929131
7.Changing Racial Meanings: Race and Ethnicity in the United States, 1930-1964167
8.Racial and Ethnic Relations in America, 1965-2000193
Conclusion241
Contributors247
Index251

What People are Saying About This

John Bodnar

Becoming an American was never easy. Race and Ethnicity in America makes the case brilliantly that American history was shaped continually by immigration, race, and ethnicity and the struggle of countless individuals to overcome these forces. It is among the most comprehensive accounts of these issues in the nation's history ever to appear.

Victor Greene

Race and Ethnicity in America breaks new ground as a survey text for students and teachers of the peopling of this nation particularly incorporating the most recent scholarship on relations between incoming and native groups. Breaking the previous mold of earlier surveys that listed profiles of each ethnic group, the work uses a chronological structure to better advantage. It thereby produces syntheses of immigration, ethnicity, and race in each era with the aim of illuminating the American identity. With that perspective the essays incorporate the latest theories, especially the 'whiteness' hypothesis. Finally its rich, up-to-date bibliographical sections will encourage and guide readers to begin their own monographic studies.

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