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Title:
Immigration and American diversity : a social and cultural history
Author:
Gabaccia, Donna R., 1949-
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Publication Information:
Oxford : Blackwell, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
ix, 306 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780631220329

9780631220336
Format :
Book

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Central Library JV6450 .G23 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

This engaging textbook is a concise overview of a sweeping topic - American Immigration. Immigration is core to the history of America - a "Nation of Immigrants" who are diverse by definition. Beginning with the first arrival of migrants from Asia, Africa, and Europe, and ending with a discussion of the United States at the turn of the 21st century, this book offers an unflinching analysis of the complex relationship between America′s national solidarity and ethnic diversity.


Author Notes


Donna R. Gabaccia is Charles H. Stone Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is the author of We Are What We Eat: Ethnic Food and the Making of Americans (1998) and Italy′s Many Diasporas (2000).


Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
Student Exercise: American Diversity - and Me
American Diversity - and You
1 Creating America
Creating Americans
2 Americans and Aliens, 1750-
1835.3 Emigrants and Regional Strife, 1820-1860.Student Exercise: Catholic Nuns Testify in Court after the Burning of the Charlestown Convent
4 Redefining the Nation, 1850-1900.Student Exercise: Can a Negro be a Nativist?
5 Immigrants in a Nativist America, 1890-1920.Student Exercise, Determining the Geographic Origins of Immigrants at Century's Turn
6 Migrants, Immigrants, and Scientific Racism, 1900-
1945.7 The Postwar USA: Nation of Immigrants or Multicultural Nation?.Student Exercise: Ethnicity, Authors, and their Books
8 Today's Immigrants
Tomorrow's Nation
Student Exercise: This Week's Headlines: An Oral Report on Immigration's Impact on Local Communities
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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