Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity (Google eBook)

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John D. Buenker, Lorman Ratner
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - History - 435 pages
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Discusses how American culture has been shaped by and has affected immigrants Interest in ethnic studies and multiculturalism has grown considerably in the 12 years since the publication of the first edition of this work. Co-editors Ratner and Buenker have revised and updated their work to reflect the changes, patterns, and shifts in immigration, showing how American culture affects them and is affected by them. Common topics that helped determine the degree and pace of acculturation for each ethnic group are addressed in each of the 17 essays, providing the reader with a comparative reference tool. Seven new ethnic groups are included. Arabs, Haitians, Vietnamese, Koreans, Filipinos, Asian Indians, and Dominicans. New essays on the Irish, Chinese, and Mexicans are provided as are revised and updated essays on the remaining groups from the first edition. The contribution to American culture by people of these diverse origins reflects differences in class, occupation, and religion. The authors explain the tensions and conflicts between American culture and the traditions of newly arrived immigrants. culture are also discussed. Essays on representative ethnic groups include African Americans, American Indians, Arabs, Asian Indians, Chinese, Dominicans, Filipinos, Germans, Haitians, Irish, Italians, Jewish, Koreans, Mexicans, Polish, Scandinavians, and the Vietnamese. Updated and expanded edition of a successful work by the same authors Includes additional ethnic groups
  

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Contents

African Americans
1
American Indians
23
Arab Americans
47
Asian Indian Americans
65
Chinese Americans
79
Dominican Americans
99
Filipino Americans
117
German Americans
149
Jewish Americans
257
Korean Americans
281
Mexican Americans
301
Polish Americans
325
Scandinavian Americans
343
Vietnamese Americans
373
Bibliographical Essay
389
Index
419

Haitian Americans
173
Irish Americans
203
Italian Americans
233
About the Contributors
433
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JOHN D. BUENKER is Professor Emeritus of History at University of Wisconsin and the author of other Greenwood books, including the first edition of this title.

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