Providing valuable analysis on how people from different backgrounds mingle and diverge, Thomas J. Archdeacon discusses the origins of America and the various cultures that came together to form the country.
From the English settlers who founded the Jamestown colony to the recent refugees from Vietnam and Cuba, the history of America has always been tied to the fortunes of its immigrants.
In Becoming American, Thomas J. Archdeacon presents a fascinating account of the foreign peoples and cultures that, for nearly four centuries, have transformed American and, in the process, transformed themselves.
Discussing the origins of the people who shaped America and weaving their stories together, Archdeacon elaborates on how people from all different culture backgrounds mingle and diverge, relating to the critical decisions that come with immigration.
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