Mass Migration to the United States: Classical and Contemporary Periods

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Rowman Altamira, 2002 - History - 325 pages
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During the mass migration period in the United States-between the years 1880 and 1930-an astounding 28 million people immigrated into the country. Min and his contributors offer a detailed evaluation of the differences and similarities between the immigrant groups from this earlier period and from the post-1965 contemporary period of immigration. In particular, they analyze trends in anti-immigrant attitudes and actions, changes in settlement patterns, entrepreneurship and business patterns, ethnic diversity, immigrant women's work, the intergenerational transmission of culture, and the naturalization process. The authors draw historical comparisons between the successive phases of immigration and the impact that they have had on evolving race relations in America. The book will be a valuable resource for instructors and researchers in the fields of immigration, race and ethnic studies, minorities and public policy, urban studies, ethnic history, demography, human geography, and sociology.
 

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Contents

Troubled by Newcomer Antiimmigrant Attitudes and Actions During Two Eras of Mass Migration
19
The Changing Face of American Immigration RaceEthnicity and Social Mobility
63
Immigration and Conflict in the United States
97
Contemporary Immigrants Advantages for Intergenerational Cultural Transmission
133
Naturalization and US Citizenship in Two Periods of Mass Migration 18901930 and 19652000
159
Immigrant Residence and Immigrant Neighborhoods in New York 1910 and 1990
197
Immigrant Women and Work in New York City Then and Now
229
From The Jazz Singer to What a Country A Comparison of Jewish Migration to the United States 1880 to 1930 and 1965 to 1998
251
A Comparison of Pre and Post 1965 Asian Immigrant Businesses
283
Author Index
307
Subject Index
317
About the Contributors
321
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Pyong Gap Min teaches in the Department of Sociology at Queens College, and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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