Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts

ISBN-10: 0981877907
ISBN-13: 9780981877907
Edition: 2012
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: George Mason University Press
Publication date: 1/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

The latest book from the Immigrant Learning Center addresses some of the most prominent immigrant groups and the most striking episodes of nativism in American history. The introduction covers American immigration history and law as they have developed since the late eighteenth century. The essays that follow--authored by historians, sociologists, and anthropologists--examine the experiences of a large variety of populations to discover patterns in both immigration and anti-immigrant sentiment. The numerous cases reveal much about the immigrants’ motivations for leaving their home countries, the obstacles they face to advancement and inclusion, their culture and occupational trends in the United States, their assimilation and acculturation, and their accomplishments and contributions to American life.ContributorsWayne Cornelius, University of California, San Diego * Anna Gressel-Bacharan, independent scholar * Nancy Foner, Hunter College * David W. Haines, George Mason University * Luciano J. Iorizo, SUNY Oswego * Alexander Kitroeff, Haverford College * Erika Lee, University of Minnesota * Deborah Dash Moore, University of Michigan * David M. Reimers, New York University * William G. Ross, Cumberland School of Law * Robert Zecker, Saint Francis Xavier UniversityDistributed for George Mason University Press

Foreword
Introduction: Immigrant Struggles
German Americans
Irish Americans
Italian Americans
Chinese Americans
Eastern European Americans
Jewish Americans
Greek Americans
Refugees
Black West Indian Americans
Mexican Americans
Muslim Americans
Conclusion: Immigrant Gifts
Contributor Biographies
Editor Biographies
Photograph and Illustration Credits
Index

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