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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
Development of Slavery and Racism
Colonial Social Structure
Ethnic and Racial Groups in the Revolution
2. FORGING A NEW NATION: THE SOUTH (1776-1840s)
A New Situation
Southern Antislavery Falters
Southern Free Blacks
Slavery in the Old South
3. FORGING A NEW NATION: THE NORTH (1776-1840s)
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
4. IMMIGRATION, NATIVISM, SLAVERY, & CIVIL WAR
The Germans and the Irish
The Mining Frontier
The Coming of the Civil War
Blacks and the Domestic Crisis
Animosity Toward Blacks and Foreigners
5. INDUSTRIALIZATION AND A MASSIVE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLES (1880s-1930s)
The New Immigrants
Black Migration North
6. THE PROCESS OF ADJUSTMENT (1880s-1930s)
Wages and Working Conditions
The Tenement Districts
Culture and Recreation
The Churches and Parochial Education
Indian Schools and Reservation Issues
The Minority Press
Maintaining Old World Ties
7. ETHNIC TENSIONS AND CONFLICTS (1880-1945)
Triumph of Jim Crowism
Treatment of Indians
Attitudes Toward Asians
Attitudes Toward Europeans
World War I
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
White Ethnic Groups
10. A NEW WAVE OF GLOBAL IMMIGRANTS (1945-2010)
Beyond Europe: The Global Immigrants
The New Asian Immigrants
The West Indians
New African Immigrants
Renewed Anxiety over Immigration