American Immigration

American Immigration : An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

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Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1272 pages
  • 232 x 298 x 116mm | 4,179.94g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0765682125
  • 9780765682123

Table of contents

Selected Contents: PART 1. CAUSES, PROCESSES, AND PATTERNS Causes of Immigration Processes Demographics and Settlement PART 2. HISTORY Prehistory Through First Wave (to 1800) Second Wave (1800-1880s) Third Wave (1880s-1920) Era of Quotas and Restrictions (1920-1965) Fourth Wave (1965-2001) The Post-9/11 Era (2001-Present) PART 3. SOCIETY, CULTURE, AND POLITICS Assimilation and Acculturation Culture, Language, and Media Economics and Labor Health, Education, and Welfare Law and Politics Religion: Groups and Practice PART 4: NATIONS OF ORIGIN AND U.S. DESTINATIONS Nations of Origin and Immigration Groups U.S. Destinations PART 5. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES PART 6. DOCUMENTSshow more