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Nation by Design Immigration Policy in the Fashioning of America

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ISBN-10: 0674030745

ISBN-13: 9780674030749

Edition: 2006

Authors: Aristide R. Zolberg

List price: $31.50
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According to the national mythology, the United States has long opened its doors to people from across the globe, providing a port in a storm and opportunity for any who seek it. Yet the history of immigration to the United States is far different. Even before the xenophobic reaction against European and Asian immigrants in the late nineteenth century, social and economic interest groups worked to manipulate immigration policy to serve their needs. In A Nation by Design, Aristide Zolberg explores American immigration policy from the colonial period to the present, discussing how it has been used as a tool of nation building. A Nation by Design argues that the engineering of immigration…    
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Book details

List price: $31.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.26" wide x 9.21" long x 1.58" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Themes and Perspectives
From Empire to Republic
An Acquisitive Upstart
The American System
Tocqueville's Footnote
Seward's Other Follies
"An Intelligent and Effective Restriction"
A Nation Like the Others
The Ambiguities of Reform
The Elusive Quest for Coherence
Why the Gates Were Not Shut
Conclusion: National Design in a Globalizing World
Immigration Graphs
Abbreviations
Notes
Index