Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History Documents and Essays

ISBN-10: 0395815320

ISBN-13: 9780395815328

Edition: 1998

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This unique volume explores such themes as the political and economic forces that cause immigration; the alienation and uprootedness that often follow relocation; and the difficult questions of citizenship and assimilation.
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List price: $104.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/12/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Thomas Paterson is Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968. In addition to being the General Editor of Houghton Mifflin'sMajor Problemsseries, he is co-author ofMajor Problems in American Foreign Relations,5/e, (Houghton Mifflin, 2000) andA People and A Nation,6/e (Houghton Mifflin, 2001). In addition to authoring several books and editing collections of essays on the history of U.S. Foreign Relations, he served as senior editor of the four-volumeEncyclopedia of American Foreign Relations(1997). He is part president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

Each chapter concludes with Further Reading
Approaches to American Immigration and Ethnic History Essays
Immigration Portrayed as an Experience of Uprootedness
Immigration Portrayed as an Experience of Transplantation
The Problem of Assimilation in the United States
The Invention of Ethnicity in the United States
Strangers in the Realm: Migrants to British Colonial North America, 16091785
Documents An African, Recounts the Horror of Enslavement 1757
A German, Describes the Difficulties of Immigration, 1750
An Indentured Servant, Explains the Condition of Labor in Pennsylvania, 1743
A Traveler, Observes the Variety of Labor in the Colonies, 1750
Recounts the Discontent in Ireland That Resulted in Emigration, 1728
Advises Those Who Might Move to America, 1784
A Land Speculator, Promotes Immigration, 1736 Essays
Creative Adaptations: Peoples and Cultures
Outcome of the Repeopling of British North America on Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans
Nation and Citizenship in the Age of Revolution, 17501800 Documents
Opposes the Migration of Non-English into the Colonies, 1755
A Jurist, Defends the Rights of Aliens in Maryland, 1758
Defends Immigration, 1774
Celebrates the Possibilities of America for Its Immigrants, 1782
The German Press in Philadelphia Defends the War for Independence, 1776
African Americans Petition for Their Freedom, 17741777
Congress Establishes Its Initial Policy on Naturalization, 1790
Congress Restricts the Rights of Aliens Essays
The Creation of Citizenship in the British American Colonies and Early United States Arthur Mann, The Creation of American Identity in the Late Eighteenth Century
European Migration and the Radical Attempt to Conserve, 18301880 Docuemts
A German, Assesses the Possibilities for Immigrants to Missouri, 1827
Chronicles Norwegian American Immigration to Wisconsin, 18681870
Explains the Irish Migration Following the Potato Famine, 1847
Describes Irish and German Immigrants in New York City, 1850
Women and Men Observe the "Freedom" and Opportunity in America, 18411848
A German-American Family Changes Its Assessment of American Life, 18501857
A Graphic Portrayal of a Chain Migration from Sweden, 18661883 Essays
Irish Immigrants Who Perceive America as Exile Kathleen Niels Conzen, German Catholic Immigrants Who Make Their Own America
Nativism and Becoming American at Midcentury, 18301860 Documents
About Immigrants Flooding into the American West, 1835
Enumerates the "Dangers" of the Roman Catholic Immigrant, 1835
A Supposed Escaped Nun, Recounts the Perils of the Convent, 1835
A Nativist, Considers the Dangers of Immigration to the Republic, 1856
An Anti-Catholic, Compares "Romanism" and "Republicanism," 1856
The Know Nothings, "The American Party," Defend Their Political Movement, 1855
Portrayals of Immigrants in Political Cartoons of the Era Walt Whitman Celebrates the Diversity in the United States, 1855 Essays
The Ideology of the Know Nothing Party Dale Knobel, The Relationship Between the Portrayal of Irish Americans and Citizenship at Midcentury
Emigration and Return: Migration Patterns in the Industrial Age: 18501920 Documents
A Chinese Immigrant, Describes Life in the United States and Denounces Anti-Chinese Prejudice, 1882
Immmigrants Recall Their Life in Eastern Europe and Their Emigration, 19151923
A Slovenian Recounts Varying Assessments of America Made by Returned Immigrants, 1909
A Russian Woman, Encounters Anti-Semitic Violence and Flees Russia, 1912
Mexican Ballads Justify and Condemn Immigration, 1924
Chinese Immigrants Explain Their Migration and Lament Their Detention, 19101940 Essays
The Relationship Between American Money and Italian Land in Stimulating Return Migration Suchang Chan
The Chinese Migration to the United States in the Context of the Larger Chinese Diaspora
Industrial Immigrants in the City and on the Countryside, 18801920 Documents
Describes the Impoverished Tenements of New York City, 1890
A Portrait of Sweatshop Labor in New York City, 1895
A New York Politician Justifies the Urban Political Machine, 1905
The Yiddish Press in New York City Two Italian Americans Recount the 1912
Massachusetts, Strike Three Chinese Americans Recall Life and Labor in Their Ethnic Community, 18771917
A Sociologist Analyzes the Process of Assimilation Among Slavic Immigrants, 1910 Essays
Immigrants Adjust to Industrial Labor, "Clock Time," and Unionization in the Early Twentieth Century Tomas Almaguer The Interactions of Race and Class in Agricultural Labor
Women Immigrants Documents Sociologists Describe the Disruption of Familial Solidarity Resulting from Immigration, 1918
Renounces the Patriarchal Authority of Immigrant Households, 1910
A Depiction of the Patriarchal Immigrant Household in Greenwich Village, 19201930
Two Italian Americans Analyze Changing Familial and Gender Patterns Among Immigrants, 1939
Swedish Americans Debate the Consequences of Changing Gender Roles Among Immigrants in America, 18961914
Mexican Ballads Ridicule Women"s Changing Behavior, 1924
A Chinese American Woman Details Life as a Prostitute in America, 1898 Essays
Changes Between Women and Men in the Irish American Family Vicki Ruiz: Changes Between Daughters and Parents in the Mexican American Family
Racialization of Immigrants, 18801930 Documents
Racializes Chinese American Labor, 1902
The Asiatic Exclusion League Argues That Asians Cannot Be Assimilated, 1911
Chinese American, Reprimands Americans for Anti-Chinese Attitudes and Law, 1907
A Racialized Description of Immigrants from Europe, 1915
A Sociologist Portrays the Racial Dimensions of Immigrants from Europe, 1914
Congressman John Box Objects to Mexican Immigrants, 1928
United States: The United States Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of "White," 1923 Essayd
The Evolution of Thought on Race and the Development of Scientific Racism Ian F. Haney-Lopez, The Evolution of Legal Constructions of Race and "Whiteness
Responses to Immigration: Exclusion, Restriction and Americanization, 18801924 Documents
A Protestant Clergyman, considers the "Perils" of Immigration, 1885
The Immigration Restriction League Outlines the "Immigration Problem," 1894
Poem at the Foot of the Statue of Liberty, 1883
A German American Attacks, "False Americanism," 1889
American Playwright celebrates the American "Melting Pot," 1909
Advocates "Americanism," 1915
Promotes Cultural Pluralism, 1916
The Governor of Iowa Proclaims English the State's Official Lang
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