American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change, 2nd Edition (e-Book) book cover

American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change, 2nd Edition

By James Ciment, John Radzilowski

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1,272 pages

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Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject.

Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.

Table of Contents

Selected Contents:

PART 1. CAUSES, PROCESSES, AND PATTERNS

Causes of Immigration

Processes

Demographics and Settlement

PART 2. HISTORY

Prehistory Through First Wave (to 1800)

Second Wave (1800-1880s)

Third Wave (1880s-1920)

Era of Quotas and Restrictions (1920-1965)

Fourth Wave (1965-2001)

The Post-9/11 Era (2001-Present)

PART 3. SOCIETY, CULTURE, AND POLITICS

Assimilation and Acculturation

Culture, Language, and Media

Economics and Labor

Health, Education, and Welfare

Law and Politics

Religion: Groups and Practice

PART 4: NATIONS OF ORIGIN AND U.S. DESTINATIONS

Nations of Origin and Immigration Groups

U.S. Destinations

PART 5. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES

PART 6. DOCUMENTS

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIO000000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General