Immigration, writes Maldwyn Allen Jones, was America's historic raison d'Ítre. Reminding us that the history of immigration to the United States is also the history of emigration from somewhere else, Mr. Jones considers the forces that uprooted emigrants from their homes in different parts of the world and analyzes the social, economic, and psychological adjustments that American life demanded of them—adjustments essentially the same for the Jamestown settlers and for Vietnamese refugees. As well as measuring the impact of America on the lives of the sixty million or so immigrants who have arrived since 1607, he assesses their role in industrialization, the westward movement, labor organization, politics, foreign policy, the growth of American nationalism, and the theory and practice of democracy.
In this new edition, Jones brings his history of immigration to the United States up to 1990. His new chapter covers the major changes in immigration patterns caused by changes in legislation, such as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
"It is done with a grasp of regional, chronological, national and racial information, plus that 'feel' for the situation which can come only from the vast resources and a gift for interpretation."—A. T. DeGroot, Christian Century
"A scholarly contribution, based on a thorough mastery of the subject."—Carl Wittke, Journal of Southern History
I American Foundations 1607 1776
II Ethnic Discord and the Growth of American Nationality 1685 1790
III The New Nation and Its Immigrants 1783 1815
The Rise of Mass Immigration 1815 60
V Patterns of Distribution and of Adjustment 1815 60
Illustrations following page 116
VI Nativism Sectional Controversy and Civil War 1830 65
IX The Demand for Restriction 1882 1924
X The Consequences of Restriction 1924 59
XI The New American Mosaic 1960 91
VII New Sources of Immigration 1860 1914
VIII Immigrants in Industrial America 1865 1920
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The American Kaleidoscope: Race, Ethnicity, and the Civic Culture
Lawrence H. Fuchs
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