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"Who is an American?" "How does a person who is not an American become one?" Now in its fifth edition, Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans addresses these and many other vital questions. A comprehensive and accessible text, this unique volume explores various aspects of American minority group history. Examining the impact that America has had on minority peoples and cultures--and vice versa--it also provides insights into the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. As in earlier editions, the fifth edition integrates the experiences of various racial, religious, and national minorities from around the globe--including American Indians, African Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other parts of the world--explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America. Revised, updated, and condensed, the fifth edition of Natives and Strangers incorporates the latest research on such critical topics as American Indian affairs, western American development, and African American experiences. It also focuses on successive waves of different immigrants while exploring the evolution and complexities of American immigration policies. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society. Featuring anecdotes, charts, graphs, tables, and an extensive updated bibliography, Natives and Strangers, Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses that cover immigration, American social history, and American ethnic groups.
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 Ethnic and Racial Groups in 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 Group Suppression and the Mormons Manifest Destiny 4. IMMIGRATION, NATIVISM, SLAVERY, & CIVIL WAR Settlement Patterns The Germans and the Irish The Mining Frontier The Chinese The Railroads The Coming of the Civil War Blacks and the Domestic Crisis The Mormons Postwar Immigration Finding Employment Living Conditions Animosity Toward Blacks and Foreigners Anti-Catholicism Political Nativism 5. INDUSTRIALIZATION AND A MASSIVE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLES (1880s-1930s) Industrial Expansion Uprooted Peoples Immigrant Settlement The New Immigrants Ranching Farmers The Japanese The Koreans The Mexicans The Filipinos Other Immigrants Black Migration North 6. THE PROCESS OF ADJUSTMENT (1880s-1930s) Wages and Working Conditions The Tenement Districts Voluntary Associations Black Associations Culture and Recreation The Churches and Parochial Education Public Education Indian Schools and Reservation Issues The Minority Press Maintaining Old World Ties Politics Social Mobility Assimilation 7. ETHNIC TENSIONS AND CONFLICTS (1880-1945) 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." 8. MOVEMENT, MOBILITY, AND CULTURAL ADAPTATION (1941-2010) The Impact of World War II Southerners Move North Suburbs, the Sun Belt, and the West American Indian Migration Renewed European Immigration Prosperity and Mobility Retaining Ethnic Ties Ethnic Groups and Politics 9. THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY (1945-2010) The Deprived Minorities Toward Civil Rights The Movement for Black Power Black Politics The Hispanics The Asians The Indians White Ethnic Groups 10. A NEW WAVE OF GLOBAL IMMIGRANTS (1945-2010) Beyond Europe: The Global Immigrants Mexicans The Cubans Other Latinos The New Asian Immigrants Near Easterners The West Indians New African Immigrants Renewed Anxiety over Immigration Afterword