Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity

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John D. Buenker, Lorman Ratner
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005 - History - 435 pages
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Interest in ethnic studies and multiculturalism has grown considerably in the years since the 1992 publication of the first edition of this work. Co-editors Ratner and Buenker have revised and updated the first edition of "Multiculturalism in the United States" to reflect the changes, patterns, and shifts in immigration showing how American culture affects immigrants 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. Changes over time that both of the cultures brought to America and of the culture that received them is also discussed. Essays on representative ethnic groups include African-Americans, American Indians, Arabs, Asian Indians, Chinese, Dominicans, Filipinos, Germans, Haitians, Irish, Italians, Jews, Koreans, Mexicans, Poles, Scandinavians, and the Vietnamese.


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Many scholars in the field have combined forces to compile a history of the ethnic groups in the United States. Covered is the scope of the American melting pot from traditional immigrant groups like ... Read full review


African Americans
American Indians
Arab Americans
Asian Indian Americans
Chinese Americans
Dominican Americans
Filipino Americans
German Americans
Jewish Americans
Korean Americans
Mexican Americans
Polish Americans
Scandinavian Americans
Vietnamese Americans
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Haitian Americans
Irish Americans
Italian Americans
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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.

Lorman A. Ratner is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Tennessee and Adjunct Professor of History at University of Illinois, Urbana. He is also the author of several Greenwood books, including the first edition of this title.

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