9780395815328

Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History

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    9780395815328

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  • Copyright: 1998-01-12
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This unique volume explores such themes as the political and economic forces that cause immigration; the alienation and uprootedness that often follow relocation; and the difficult questions of citizenship and assimilation.

Table of Contents

Preface xv
Approaches to American Immigration and Ethnic History
1(29)
Essays
2(26)
Immigration Portrayed As an Experience of Uprootedness
3(5)
Oscar Handlin
Immigration Portrayed As an Experience of Transplantation
8(8)
John Bodnar
The Problem of Assimilation in the United States
16(6)
John Higham
The Invention of Ethnicity in the United States
22(6)
Kathleen Neils Conzen
Further Reading
28(2)
Strangers in the Realm: Migrants to British Colonial North America, 1609--1785
30(39)
Documents
31(13)
Olaudah Equiano, an African, Recounts the Horror of Enslavement, 1757
31(3)
Gottlieb Mittelberger, a German, Describes the Difficulties of Immigration, 1750
34(3)
William Moraley, an Indentured Servant, Explains the Condition of Labor in Pennsylvania, 1743
37(1)
Peter Kalm, a Traveler, Observes the Variety of Labor in the Colonies, 1750
38(2)
Hugh Boulter Recounts the Discontent in Ireland That Resulted in Emigration, 1728
40(1)
Benjamin Franklin Advises Those Who Might Move to America, 1784
41(2)
William Byrd II, a Land Speculator, Promotes Immigration, 1736
43(1)
Essays
44(23)
Creative Adaptations: Peoples and Cultures
45(10)
T.H. Breen
Outcome of the Repeopling of British North America on Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans
55(12)
Russell R. Menard
Further Reading
67(2)
Nation and Citizenship in the Age of Revolution, 1750--1800
69(27)
Documents
70(12)
Benjamin Franklin Opposes the Migration of Non-English into the Colonies, 1755
70(3)
Daniel Dulany, a Jurist, Defends the Rights of Aliens in Maryland, 1758
73(1)
Patrick M'Robert Defends Immigration, 1774
74(1)
J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur Celebrates the Possibilities of America for Its Immigrants, 1782
75(3)
The German Press in Philadelphia Defends the War for Independence, 1776
78(1)
African Americans Petition for Their Freedom, 1774--1777
78(2)
Congress Establishes Its Initial Policy on Naturalization, 1790
80(1)
Congress Restricts the Rights of Aliens, 1798
81(1)
Essays
82(13)
The Creation of Citizenship in the British American Colonies and Early United States
82(7)
James H. Kettner
The Creation of American Identity in the Late Eighteenth Century
89(6)
Arthur Mann
Further Reading
95(1)
European Migration and the Radical Attempt to Conserve, 1830--1880
96(37)
Documents
97(15)
Gottfried Duden, a German, Assesses the Possibilities for Immigrants to Missouri, 1827
98(2)
Svein Nilsson Chronicles Norwegian American Immigration to Wisconsin, 1868--1870
100(2)
Robert Whyte Explains the Irish Migration Following the Potato Famine, 1847
102(2)
James Burn Describes Irish and German Immigrants in New York City, 1850
104(3)
Swedish Women and Men Observe the ``Freedom'' and Opportunity in America, 1841--1848
107(2)
A German American Family Changes Its Assessment of American Life, 1850--1857
109(2)
A Graphic Portrayal of a Chain Migration from Sweden, 1866--1883
111(1)
Essays
112(20)
Irish Immigrants Who Perceive America as Exile
113(10)
Kerby A. Miller
German Catholic Immigrants Who Make Their Own America
123(9)
Kathleen Neils Conzen
Further Reading
132(1)
Nativism and Becoming American at Midcentury, 1830--1860
133(37)
Documents
134(17)
Lyman Beecher Warns About Immigrants Flooding into the American West, 1835
134(2)
Samuel F.B. Morse Enumerates the ``Dangers'' of the Roman Catholic Immigrant, 1835
136(2)
Maria Monk, a Supposed Escaped Nun, Recounts the Perils of the Convent, 1835
138(2)
Frederick Saunders, a Nativist, Considers the Dangers of Immigration to the Republic, 1856
140(4)
Thomas Whitney, an Anti-Catholic, Compares ``Romanism'' and ``Republicanism,'' 1856
144(3)
The Know Nothings, ``The American Party,'' Defend Their Political Movement, 1855
147(2)
Portrayals of Immigrants in Political Cartoons of the Era
149(2)
Walt Whitman Celebrates the Diversity in the United States, 1855
151(1)
Essays
151(17)
The Ideology of the Know Nothing Party
152(8)
Tyler Anbinder
The Relationship Between the Portrayal of Irish Americans and Citizenship at Midcentury
160(8)
Dale Knobel
Further Reading
168(2)
Emigration and Return: Migration Patterns in the Industrial Age, 1850--1920
170(34)
Documents
171(14)
Let Chew, a Chinese Immigrant, Describes Life in the United States and Denounces Anti-Chinese Prejudice, 1882
172(2)
Immigrants Recall Their Life in Eastern Europe and their Emigration, 1915--1923
174(2)
A Slovenian Recounts Varying Assessments of America Made by Returned Immigrants, 1909
176(4)
Mary Antin, a Russian Woman, encounters Anti-Semitic Violence and Flees Russia, 1912
180(2)
Mexican Ballads Justify and Condemn Immigration, 1924
182(2)
Chinese Immigrants Explain Their Migration and Lament Their Detention, 1910--1940
184(1)
Essays
185(17)
The Relationship Between American Money and Italian Land in Stimulating Return Migration
185(10)
Dino Cinel
The Chinese Migration to the United States in the Context of the Larger Chinese Diaspora
195(7)
Sucheng Chan
Further Reading
202(2)
Industrial Immigrants in the City and in the Countryside, 1880--1920
204(34)
Documents
205(14)
Jacob Riis Describes the Impoverished Tenements of New York City, 1890
205(2)
A Portrait of Sweatshop Labor in New York City, 1895
207(1)
A New York Politician Justifies the Urban Political Machine, 1905
208(2)
The Yiddish Press in New York City, 1902
210(2)
Two Italian Americans Recount the 1912 Lawrence, Massachusetts, Strike
212(1)
Three Chinese Americans Recall Life and Labor in Their Ethnic Community, 1877--1917
213(3)
A Sociologist Analyzes the Process of Assimilation Among Slavic Immigrants, 1910
216(3)
Essays
219(17)
Immigrants Adjust to Industrial Labor, ``Clock Time,'' and Unionization in the Early Twentieth Century
219(10)
Herbert Gutman
The Interactions of Race and Class in Agricultural Labor
229(7)
Tomas Almaguer
Further Reading
236(2)
Women and Children Immigrants Amid a Patriarchal World
238(35)
Documents
239(13)
Sociologists Describe the Disruption of Familial Solidarity Resulting from Immigration, 1918
239(3)
Jane Addams Renounces the Patriarchal Authority of Immigrant Households, 1910
242(2)
A Depiction of the Patriarchal Immigrant Household in Greenwich Village, 1920--1930
244(2)
Two Italian Americans Analyze Changing Familial and Gender Patterns Among Immigrants, 1939
246(2)
Swedish Americans Debate the Consequences of Changing Gender Roles Among Immigrants in America, 1896--1914
248(1)
Mexican Ballads Ridicule Women's Changing Behavior, 1924
249(1)
A Chinese American Woman Details Life as a Prostitute in America, 1898
250(2)
Essays
252(19)
Changes Between Women and Men in the Irish American Family
252(10)
Hasia Diner
Changes Between Daughters and Parents in the Mexican American Family
262(9)
Vicki L. Ruiz
Further Reading
271(2)
Racialization of Immigrants, 1880--1930
273(34)
Documents
274(16)
Samuel Gompers Racializes Chinese American Labor, 1902
275(3)
The Asiatic Exclusion League Argues that Asians Cannot Be Assimilated, 1911
278(2)
Fu Chi Hao, Chinese American, Reprimands Americans for Anti-Chinese Attitudes and Law, 1907
280(1)
A Racialized Description of Immigrants from Europe, 1915
281(2)
A Sociologist Portrays the Racial Dimensions of Immigrants from Europe, 1914
283(2)
Congressman John Box Objects to Mexican Immigrants, 1928
285(3)
Thind v. United States: The United States Supreme Court Clarifies the Meaning of ``White,'' 1923
288(2)
Essays
290(15)
The Evolution of Thought on Race and the Development of Scientific Racism
291(8)
John Higham
The Evolution of Legal Constructions of Race and ``Whiteness''
299(6)
Ian F. Haney-Lopez
Further Reading
305(2)
Responses to Immigration: Exclusion, Restriction, and Americanization, 1880--1924
307(36)
Documents
308(14)
Josiah Strong, a Protestant Clergyman, Considers the ``Perils'' of Immigration, 1885
309(1)
The Immigration Restriction League Outlines the ``Immigration Problem,'' 1894
310(2)
Emma Lazarus's Poem at the Foot of the Statue of Liberty, 1883
312(1)
A German American Attacks, ``False Americanism,'' 1889
312(2)
A Jewish American Playwright Celebrates the American ``Melting Pot,'' 1909
314(2)
Theodore Roosevelt Advocates ``Americanism,'' 1915
316(2)
Randolph Bourne Promotes Cultural Pluralism, 1916
318(3)
The Governor of Iowa Proclaims English the State's Official Language, 1917
321(1)
Essays
322(19)
Efforts at Americanization in the Industrial Workplace, 1914--1921
323(9)
Stephen Meyer
The Varieties of Ethnic Pluralism in American Thought
332(9)
John Higham
Further Reading
341(2)
Immigrant and Ethnic Life in Twentieth-Century America, 1924--1965
343(38)
Documents
344(16)
Mary Paik Lee, a Korean American Confronts Racism in Los Angeles, 1921, 1941
345(2)
Carey McWilliams Describes South Asian and Mexican Agricultural Laborers, 1939
347(2)
Carlos Almazan, a Mexican American, Recounts Life in the United States and His Desire to Leave, [1927]
349(2)
Carlos Bulosan, A Filipino American, Depicts His Ambivalence About America's Kindness and Cruelty, 1937
351(2)
Dominic Del Turco, an Italian American Laborer, Remembers Union Organizing, 1934
353(3)
Yuen Tim Gong, a Chinese American ``Paper Son,'' Recalls His Life in California, 1920--1931
356(2)
A Chinese American Describes His Detention Upon Arrival in San Francisco, ca. 1945
358(2)
Essays
360(19)
The Impact of the Great Depression on Local Ethnic Institutions in Chicago
360(10)
Lizabeth Cohen
The Role of Popular Culture in Changing the Mexican American Community in Los Angeles Between 1920 and 1935
370(9)
George Sanchez
Further Reading
379(2)
Immigrants and Ethnics Amid Depression and War, 1929--1965
381(34)
Documents
382(1)
Documents and Reminiscences Recall the Mexican Repatriation in the 1930s
383(11)
Congressional Testimony Advocating Resolutions to Admit German Refugee Children, 1939
385(2)
Yoshiko Uchida, a Japanese American Woman, Remembers Her Family's Relocation During World War II, 1942
387(2)
Nicholas Gage, a Greek Refugee, Recounts His Escape from His Homeland, 1949
389(2)
An Eminent Sociologist Analyzes the ``American Way of Life,'' 1956
391(3)
Essays
394(19)
World War II and the Forced Relocation of Japanese Americans
395(9)
Roger Daniels
The Influence of World War II on Changing the American Identity
404(9)
Philip Gleason
Further Reading
413(2)
Immigration and Ethnicity in the Post-Industrial World, 1965 to the Present
415(35)
Documents
416(13)
A Chicano Conference Advocates the Creation of Atzlan, 1969
417(1)
A ``White Ethnic'' Differentiates PIGS from WASPs, 1972
417(2)
A Latino and an African American Debate the Construction of Race, 1996
419(3)
A Person of Mixed Race Explores Notions of Race, 1991
422(1)
The U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform Assesses Current Immigration Policy, 1994
423(2)
The Disadvantages of Immigration Reform, 1996
425(2)
National Research Council Stresses the Advantages of Immigration, 1997
427(2)
Essays
429(19)
The Influence of Political Change in the 1960s on Mexican American Attitudes Toward Mexican Immigration
430(10)
David G. Gutierrez
An Attempt to Move Beyond Multiculturalism to a Postethnic America
440(8)
David H. Hollinger
Further Reading
448(2)
Immigration Transforms America, 1965 to the Present
450(35)
Documents
451(14)
A Caribbean American Observes Life in New York City, 1971--1976
451(3)
Santiago Maldonado, a Mexican American, Details the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants in Texas, 1994
454(1)
A Cuban Flees to the United States, 1979
455(3)
A Hmong's Story of Escape from Laos, 1975
458(2)
Valerie Corpus, a Skilled Filipina American, Reflects on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Life in the United States, 1979
460(1)
A Korean American's Bitter Life in the United States, 1984--1992
461(2)
A Vietnamese American Considers Changing Relations Between Parents and Children in the United States, 1978--1984
463(2)
Essays
465(20)
The Recent Era of Immigration to the United States, 1965 to the Present
465(10)
Elliott Barkan
New Ethnic Patterns of Residence: The First Suburban Chinatown
475(10)
Timothy Fong
Further Reading
485

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