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Making Americans Immigration, Race, and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy

ISBN-10: 067400812X
ISBN-13: 9780674008120
Edition: 2000 (Reprint)
Authors: Desmond King
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Description: In the 19th century, virtually anyone could get into the US. But by the 1920s, US immigration policy had become a filtered regime of selection. This volume looks at this shift, the debates behind it, and the construction of an American identity.

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Book details

List price: $50.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 6/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

In the 19th century, virtually anyone could get into the US. But by the 1920s, US immigration policy had become a filtered regime of selection. This volume looks at this shift, the debates behind it, and the construction of an American identity.

Desmond King is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of American Government, and Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford University.

Introduction
Immigrant America Immigration and American Political Development
A Less Intelligent Class?
The Dillingham Commission and the New Immigrants
Defining Americans
The Fire of Patriotism"": Americanization and U.S. Identity
Frequent Skimmings of the Dross"": Building an American Race?
A Very Serious National Menace"": Eugenics and Immigration
Legislating Americans
Enacting National Origins: The Johnson-Reed Immigration Act (1924)
A Slur on Our Citizenry"": Dismantling National Or

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