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The Resource American immigration : a very short introduction, David A. Gerber

American immigration : a very short introduction, David A. Gerber

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American immigration : a very short introduction
Title
American immigration
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
David A. Gerber
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The United States has experienced voluntary immigration of unprecedented size and diversity throughout its colonial and national history, over the course of almost five centuries. In light of the number of migrants and migrant peoples, it is to be expected that the fundamental character of American society has been conceived in international migrations, for with the exception of the Native American population, everyone resident in America has migration and resettlement in their personal histories or family backgrounds, a fact that has had profound effects on the character of American identities, and the shaping of society, culture and politics. Some of these migrations have been involuntary, as the result of conquest, territorial incorporation, and slave trading, but perhaps as many as 90,000,000 Americans owe their origins to voluntary migration, since the founding of the United States in 1789. Ethnicity, or the formation of groups and group identities out of common ancestry, is an especially abiding feature of American life, around which, in diverse and broadly ramifying ways, such fundamental aspects of societal life as electoral politics, patterns of residence, and religious affiliation have been formed. Just as abiding and fundamental a feature of American life as ethnicity, has been race, which has shaped and been shaped by ethnicity. Within immigration itself, race has played a key role in differentiating immigrant experiences of resettlement and assimilation, such that white Europeans, Asians, and darker-skinned Latinos have experienced different trajectories in their access to opportunities and to social acceptance. But race has always been a complicated matter in its impact on immigrants, because in the past, before the rise of strictly color-based determinations of race, culture also helped to define race, and such European peoples as Jews, Italians, Greeks, and diverse Slavic peoples were also racialized peoples. American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines this complicated story, combining analysis of race and ethnicity with attention to the rise and development of American social pluralism out of both"--Provided by publisher
  • "No modern nation has experienced immigration of the size and diversity of the United States. Beyond experiencing immigration, the US is conceived in immigration, which has assisted repeatedly in constituting the character of society. This volume examines the history of immigration and immigrant-founded ethnicity as well as the evolution of America out of its diverse ethnic and racial roots. American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines this complicated story, combining analysis of race and ethnicity with attention to the rise and development of American social pluralism out of both"--
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1944-
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Gerber, David A.
Dewey number
304.8/73
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
274
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Cultural pluralism
  • United States
Label
American immigration : a very short introduction, David A. Gerber
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-137) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction : mass immigration, past and present -- Part I. The law of immigration and the legal construction of citizenship. 1. Unregulated immigration and its opponents: from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century -- 2. Regulation and exclusion -- 3. Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century -- Part II. Emigration and immigration: from the international migrants' perspective. 4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820-1924 -- 5. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1970 to the present -- Part III. The dialogue of ethnicity and assimilation -- 6. The widening mainstream -- 7. The future of assimilation -- Conclusion
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ocn721994976
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unknown
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1 online resource (xiv, 146 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780199715817
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)721994976
Label
American immigration : a very short introduction, David A. Gerber
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 136-137) and index
Color
mixed
Contents
Introduction : mass immigration, past and present -- Part I. The law of immigration and the legal construction of citizenship. 1. Unregulated immigration and its opponents: from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century -- 2. Regulation and exclusion -- 3. Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century -- Part II. Emigration and immigration: from the international migrants' perspective. 4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820-1924 -- 5. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1970 to the present -- Part III. The dialogue of ethnicity and assimilation -- 6. The widening mainstream -- 7. The future of assimilation -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn721994976
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 146 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199715817
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)721994976

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