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Title:
Ethnic Americans : a history of immigration
Author:
Dinnerstein, Leonard.
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Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Columbia University Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xii, 250 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780231111881

9780231111898
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Summary

A comprehensive overview of the immigration and assimilation into America of European, Asian, and Latin American peoples from 1607 to 1999. The text has been expanded to incorporate research on women immigrants, the new refugees, and the continuing asylum crisis of the 1990s.


Summary

A comprehensive overview of the immigration and assimilation into America of European, Asian, and Latin American peoples from 1607 to 1999. The text has been expanded to incorporate research on women immigrants, the new refugees, and the continuing asylum crisis of the 1990s.


Author Notes

Leonard Dinnerstein is professor of history and director of the Program in Jewish Studies, University of Arizona.
David M. Reimers is professor of history at New York University.


Leonard Dinnerstein is professor of history and director of the Program in Jewish Studies, University of Arizona.
David M. Reimers is professor of history at New York University.


Table of Contents

List of Abberviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Chapter 1 The Colonial Heritagep. 1
Chapter 2 A Wave of Immigrants, 1789-1890sp. 17
Chapter 3 A New Wave of Immigrants, 1890s-1920sp. 49
Chapter 4 Ethnic Conflict and Immigration Restrictionp. 73
Chapter 5 Immigration After World War II, 1945-1998p. 97
Chapter 6 Newcomers from South of the Borderp. 125
Chapter 7 Pilgrims' Progress: Ethnic Mobility in Modern Americap. 151
Chapter 8 Whither Ethnic America? Assimilation into American Lifep. 179
Epilogue: A New Immigration Debatep. 201
Bibliographic Essayp. 207
Appendixp. 217
Table A.1 Immigration to the United States by Country, for Decades 1820-1995p. 218
Table A.2 Provisions of the Major United States Immigration Laws and Programsp. 222
Indexp. 227
List of Abberviationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Chapter 1 The Colonial Heritagep. 1
Chapter 2 A Wave of Immigrants, 1789-1890sp. 17
Chapter 3 A New Wave of Immigrants, 1890s-1920sp. 49
Chapter 4 Ethnic Conflict and Immigration Restrictionp. 73
Chapter 5 Immigration After World War II, 1945-1998p. 97
Chapter 6 Newcomers from South of the Borderp. 125
Chapter 7 Pilgrims' Progress: Ethnic Mobility in Modern Americap. 151
Chapter 8 Whither Ethnic America? Assimilation into American Lifep. 179
Epilogue: A New Immigration Debatep. 201
Bibliographic Essayp. 207
Appendixp. 217
Table A.1 Immigration to the United States by Country, for Decades 1820-1995p. 218
Table A.2 Provisions of the Major United States Immigration Laws and Programsp. 222
Indexp. 227