Natives and Strangers

Natives and Strangers : A Multicultural History of Americans

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Now in its fourth edition, Natives and Strangers explores various aspects of minority group history, describing the impact America has had on minority peoples and cultures--and vice versa--and providing some understanding of the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. Beginning with the American Indian migration throughout the United States, the book discusses the variety of Indian cultures that Europeans encountered, incorporating the most recent literature on the subject. As in earlier editions, the fourth edition integrates the experiences of racial, religious, and national minorities, explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America. It also explores the far-reaching implications of recent immigration laws, presenting the controversy over multiculturalism in terms of understanding American history. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society. For the fourth edition, Dinnerstein, Nichols, and Reimers have made extensive revisions.
While the previous editions used economic development to organize and tell the history of America's multicultural society, this text focuses much more on ethnic groups themselves, the roles the groups played in American social developments, and the impact of economic changes on ethnicity. In addition, the authors include more information on the post-1960 period, particularly in regard to immigration and American Indians. They have expanded the discussion of the meaning of such terms as "white" and "people of color" and have updated all content--especially information on gender, Indian-white contact, and cultural history--by incorporating new findings from recent scholarship. This new edition contains extensive statistics culled from the recently available 2000 U.S. Census report; it features an explanation of what these latest figures indicate about America's ethnic makeup and revised tables and graphs that reflect this new data. Natives and Strangers, 4/e, is ideal for undergraduate courses covering immigration, American social history, and American ethnic groups.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • numerous tables, figures and halftones
  • 0195147731
  • 9780195147735

Table of contents

1. COLONIAL FOUNDATIONS (1600-1780S); Coming of the English; Indians and Anglo-Americans; Attracting Settlers; Development of Slavery and Racism; European Minorities; Colonial Social Structure; Racial Minorities and the Revolution; 2. FORGING A NEW NATION: THE SOUTH (1776-1840S); A New Situation; Territorial Growth; Indian Relations; Southern Antislavery Falters; Southern Free Blacks; Slavery in the Old South; Poor Whites; 3. FORGING A NEW NATION: THE NORTH (1776-1840S); Indian Relations; Northern Antislavery Succeeds; Immigration and Assimilation; Fear of Foreigners; The Movement West; Urban and Industrial Growth; Free Blacks in the North; Renewal of Immigration; The Mormons and Group Suppression; Manifest Destiny; 4. A SURGE OF IMMIGRANTS (1840S-1880S); Settlement Patterns; The Germans and the Irish; The Coming of the Civil War; Blacks and the Domestic Crisis; Postwar Immigration; Finding Employment; Living Conditions; Animosity Toward Blacks and Foreigners; Anti-Catholicism; Political Nativism; 5. BURGEONING INDUSTRIALISM AND A MASSIVE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLES (1880S-1930S); Industrial Expansion; Uprooted Peoples; Immigrant Settlement; The New Immigrants; Black Migration North; 6. THE PROCESS OF ADJUSTMENT (1880S-1930S); Wages and Working Conditions; The Tenement Districts; Voluntary Associations; Black Associations; Cultural and Recreational Activities; The Churches and Parochial Education; Public Education; The Minority Press; Maintaining Old World ties; Politics; Social Mobility; Assimilation; 7. ETHNIC GROUPS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WEST (1840S-1930S); The Mining Frontier; The Chinese; The Railroads; Indian Wars and Reservations; The Mormons; Ranchers and Livestock Production; Farmers; The Japanese; The Koreans; The Mexicans; Other Immigrants; 8. ETHNIC TENSIONS AND CONFLICTS (1880S-1945); Pseudoscientific Racism; Triumph of Jim Crowism; Treatment of Indians; Attitudes Toward Asians; Attitudes Toward Europeans; Interethnic Conflict; Religious Bigotry; World War I; Immigration Restriction; The Mexican Experience; Economic Depression and Increased Tensions; "Concentration Camps U.S.A."; 9. MOVEMENT, MOBILITY, AND CULTURAL ADAPTATION (1941-2003); The Impact of World War II; Southerners Move North; Suburbs and the Rise of the Sunbelt and the West; Renewed European Immigration; Prosperity and Mobility; Retaining Ethnic Ties; Ethnic Groups and Politics; 10. THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY (1941-2003); The Deprived Minorities; Toward Civil Rights; The Movement for Black Power; The Hispanics; The Asians; The Indians; White Ethnic Groups; 11. A NEW MULTICULTURALISM; Beyond Europe: The Global Immigrants; Mexicans; The Cubans; Other Latinos; The New Asian Immigrants; Near Easterners; The West Indians; New African Immigrants
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