Coming to America (Second Edition): A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life

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Harper Collins, Oct 22, 2002 - History - 576 pages
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With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, a new Preface, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present.

 

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Review: Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life

User Review  - Evan Clark - Goodreads

A very decent history book regarding immigration. Much of this information can be found in Daniels's other book, Guarding the Golden Door, verbatim in some places, but the depth here makes it worth a ... Read full review

Review: Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

I found this book surprisingly interesting, considering it is very much not what I was expecting. I picked it up hoping for a social history of immigration in America - the experiences of immigrants ... Read full review

Contents

Virginia Maryland
30
Slavery and Immigrants from Africa
53
Other Europeans in Colonial America
66
Ethnicity and Race in American Life
101
The Century of Immigration 18201924
119
Italians Greeks Arabs
185
Poles Jews and Hungarians
212
Chinese Japanese
238
Immigration Law 19481980
328
The New Asian Immigrants
350
Caribbeans Central Americans and Soviet Jews
371
The 1980s and Beyond
388
Immigration in an Age of Globalization
409
Appendix I
453
Notes
461
Selected Bibliography
477

The Triumph of Nativism
265
Migration in Prosperity Depression and War 19211945
287
Mexicans and Puerto Ricans
307
Additional Bibliography
487
Acknowledgments
493
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Roger Daniels is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1961 and is a past president of both the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. He has written widely about Asian Americans and immigration. Among his most recent books are Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924; Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present (with Otis Graham); and American Immigration: A Student Companion.

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