Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity

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  • Copyright: 2007-06-21
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Almost All Aliens: Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity is the most thorough reinterpretation of the shape and meaning of immigration in United States history that has been written in several decades. Drawing on the insights of ethnic studies and the issues raised by new immigration in the last third of the twentieth century, Almost All Aliens presents a major new interpretation of a fundamental issue in US history and public policy.

Author Biography

Paul Spickard is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Immigration, Race, Ethnicity, Colonialismp. 1
Beyond Ellis Island-How Not to Think about Immigration Historyp. 4
Not Assimilation But Race Makingp. 11
Words Matterp. 25
Colliding Peoples in Eastern North America, 1600-1780p. 29
In the Beginning There Were Indiansp. 30
There Goes the Neighborhood: European Incursion and "Settlement"p. 36
A Mixed Multitude: European Migrantsp. 48
Out of Africap. 62
Merging Peoples, Blending Culturesp. 76
An Anglo-American Republic? Racial Citizenship, 1760-1860p. 79
Slavery and Antislavery in the Era of the American Revolutionp. 80
Free White Persons: Defining Membershipp. 89
Playing Indian: White Appropriations of Native American Symbols and Identitiesp. 91
European Immigrantsp. 94
Issues in European Migrationp. 115
Nativismp. 121
Were the Irish Ever Not White?p. 124
The Border Crossed Us: Euro-Americans Take the Continent, 1830-1900p. 129
U.S. Colonial Expansion across North Americap. 130
Taking the Mexican Northlandsp. 144
Racial Replacementp. 153
East from Asiap. 157
Slave and Citizenp. 166
Colonialism and Race Makingp. 169
The Great Wave, 1870-1930p. 171
From New Sources and Old, to America and Backp. 173
Making a Multiethnic Working Class in the Westp. 207
Cementing Hierarchy: Issues and Interpretations, 1870-1930p. 227
How They Lived and Workedp. 227
Gender and Migrationp. 233
Angles of Entryp. 238
Making Jim Crow in the Southp. 243
Making Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the Northp. 246
Empire and Race Makingp. 252
Law, Race, and Immigrationp. 257
Racialist Pseudoscience and Its Offspringp. 262
Anti-Immigrant Movementsp. 273
Interpretive Issuesp. 282
White People's America, 1924-1965p. 291
Recruiting Citizensp. 291
Recruiting Guest Workersp. 298
Indians or Citizens?p. 309
World War IIp. 314
Cracks in White Hegemonyp. 327
Racial Fairness and the Immigration Act of 1965p. 337
New Migrants from New Places Since 1965p. 341
Some Migrants We Knowp. 344
From Asiap. 346
From the Americasp. 369
From Europep. 380
From Africap. 382
Continuing Involvements Abroadp. 386
Redefining Membership Amid Multiplicity Since 1965p. 391
Immigration Reform, Again and Againp. 391
Panethnic Powerp. 395
Disgruntled White Peoplep. 411
New Issues in a New Erap. 419
Epilogue: Future Uncertain Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 429
Projecting the Futurep. 429
Immigration Issuesp. 431
Reprisep. 462
Appendicesp. 465
Chronology of Immigration and Naturalization Laws and Decisionsp. 467
Tablesp. 477
Notesp. 519
Illustration Permission Acknowledgmentsp. 667
Also by Paul Spickardp. 671
Indexp. 673
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