Coming to America

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-02-04
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, a new Preface, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present.

Author Biography

Roger Daniels is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati.

Table of Contents

Tables, Charts, and Mapsp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. xi
Colonial America
Overseas Migration from Europep. 3
English Immigrants in America: Virginia, Maryland, and New Englandp. 30
Slavery and Immigrants from Africap. 53
Other Europeans in Colonial Americap. 66
Ethnicity and Race in American Lifep. 101
The Century of Immigration (1820-1924)
Pioneers of the Century of Immigration: Irish, Germans, and Scandinaviansp. 121
From the Mediterranean: Italians, Greeks, Arabs, and Armeniansp. 185
Eastern Europeans: Poles, Jews, and Hungariansp. 212
Minorities from Other Regions: Chinese, Japanese, and French Canadiansp. 238
The Triumph of Nativismp. 265
Modern Times
Migration in Prosperity, Depression, and War, 1921-1945p. 287
From the New World: Mexicans and Puerto Ricansp. 307
Changing the Rules: Immigration Law, 1948-1980p. 328
The New Asian Immigrantsp. 350
Caribbeans, Central Americans, and Soviet Jewsp. 371
The 1980s and Beyondp. 388
Immigration in an Age of Globalizationp. 409
Appendix Ip. 453
Appendix IIp. 455
Appendix IIIp. 457
Notesp. 461
Selected Bibliographyp. 477
Additional Bibliographyp. 487
Acknowledgmentsp. 493
Indexp. 495
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Coming to America August 9, 2011
This is an outstanding textbook that every genealogical society should own, as well as serious genealogist. The textbook provides information in both an overview format as well as ethnic group specific information. The price is right - add it to your collection of materials - you will not be sorry.
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