Natives and Strangers A History of Ethnic Americans

ISBN-10: 0195147731
ISBN-13: 9780195147735
Edition: 4th 2003 (Revised)
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List price: $39.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Now in its fourth edition, Natives and Strangers explores various aspects of minority group history, describing the impact America has had on minority peoples and cultures--and vice versa--and providing some understanding of the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. Beginning with the American Indian migration throughout the United States, the book discusses the variety of Indian cultures that Europeans encountered, incorporating the most recent literature on the subject. As in earlier editions, the fourth edition integrates the experiences of racial, religious, and national minorities, explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America. It also explores the far-reaching implications of recent immigration laws, presenting the controversy over multiculturalism in terms of understanding American history. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society. For the fourth edition, Dinnerstein, Nichols, and Reimers have made extensive revisions. While the previous editions used economic development to organize and tell the history of America's multicultural society, this text focuses much more on ethnic groups themselves, the roles the groups played in American social developments, and the impact of economic changes on ethnicity. In addition, the authors include more information on the post-1960 period, particularly in regard to immigration and American Indians. They have expanded the discussion of the meaning of such terms as "white" and "people of color" and have updated all content--especially information on gender, Indian-white contact, and cultural history--by incorporating new findings from recent scholarship. This new edition contains extensive statistics culled from the recently available 2000 U.S. Census report; it features an explanation of what these latest figures indicate about America's ethnic makeup and revised tables and graphs that reflect this new data. Natives and Strangers, 4/e, is ideal for undergraduate courses covering immigration, American social history, and American ethnic groups.

Colonial Foundations (1600-1780S)
Coming of the English
Indians and Anglo-Americans
Attracting Settlers
Development of Slavery and Racism
European Minorities
Colonial Social Structure
Racial Minorities and the Revolution
Forging A New Nation: The South (1776-1840s)
A New Situation
Territorial Growth
Indian Relations
Southern Antislavery Falters
Southern Free Blacks
Slavery in the Old South
Poor Whites
Forging A New Nation: The North (1776-1840s)
Indian Relations
Northern Antislavery Succeeds
Immigration and Assimilation
Fear of Foreigners
The Movement West
Urban and Industrial Growth
Free Blacks in the North
Renewal of Immigration
The Mormons and Group Suppression
Manifest Destiny
A Surge of Immigrants (1840s-1880s)
Settlement Patterns
The Germans and the Irish
The Coming of the Civil War
Blacks and the Domestic Crisis
Postwar Immigration
Finding Employment
Living Conditions
Animosity Toward Blacks and Foreigners
Anti-Catholicism
Political Nativism
Burgeoning Industrialism and a Massive Movement of Peoples (1880s-1930s)
Industrial Expansion
Uprooted Peoples
Immigrant Settlement
The New Immigrants
Black Migration North
The Process of Adjustment (1880s-1930s)
Wages and Working Conditions
The Tenement Districts
Voluntary Associations
Black Associations
Cultural and Recreational Activities
The Churches and Parochial Education
Public Education
The Minority Press
Maintaining Old World ties
Politics
Social Mobility
Assimilation
Ethnic Groups and the Development of the West (1840s-1930s)
The Mining Frontier
The Chinese
The Railroads
Indian Wars and Reservations
The Mormons
Ranchers and Livestock Production
Farmers
The Japanese
The Koreans
The Mexicans
Other Immigrants
Ethnic Tensions And Conflicts (1880s-1945)
Pseudoscientific Racism
Triumph of Jim Crowism
Treatment of Indians
Attitudes Toward Asians
Attitudes Toward Europeans
Interethnic Conflict
Religious Bigotry
World War I
Immigration Restriction
The Mexican Experience
Economic Depression and Increased Tensions
""Concentration Camps U.S.A.""
Movement, Mobility, and Cultural Adaptation (1941-2003)
The Impact of World War II
Southerners Move North
Suburbs and the Rise of the Sunbelt and the West
Renewed European Immigration
Prosperity and Mobility
Retaining Ethnic Ties
Ethnic Groups and Politics
The Struggle for Equality (1941-2003)
The Deprived Minorities
Toward Civil Rights
The Movement for Black Power
The Hispanics
The Asians
The Indians
White Ethnic Groups
A New Multiculturalism
Beyond Europe: The Global Immigrants
Mexicans
The Cubans
Other Latinos
The New Asian Immigrants
Near Easterners
The West Indians
New African Immigrants

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