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American Immigration (Chicago History of American Civilization)

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Immigration, writes Maldwyn Allen Jones, was America's historic raison d'être. Reminding us that the history of immigration to the United States is also the history of emigration from somewhere else, Mr. Jones considers the forces that uprooted emigrants from their homes in different parts of the world and analyzes the social, economic, and psychological adjustments that American life demanded of them—adjustments essentially the same for the Jamestown settlers and for Vietnamese refugees. As well as measuring the impact of America on the lives of the sixty million or so immigrants who have arrived since 1607, he assesses their role in industrialization, the westward movement, labor organization, politics, foreign policy, the growth of American nationalism, and the theory and practice of democracy.

In this new edition, Jones brings his history of immigration to the United States up to 1990. His new chapter covers the major changes in immigration patterns caused by changes in legislation, such as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

"It is done with a grasp of regional, chronological, national and racial information, plus that 'feel' for the situation which can come only from the vast resources and a gift for interpretation."—A. T. DeGroot, Christian Century

"A scholarly contribution, based on a thorough mastery of the subject."—Carl Wittke, Journal of Southern History 

Synopsis:

Immigration, writes Maldwyn Allen Jones, was America's historic raison d'etre. Reminding us that the history of immigration to the United States is also the history of emigration from somewhere else, Mr. Jones considers the forces that uprooted emigrants from their homes in different parts of the world and analyzes the social, economic, and psychological adjustments that American life demanded of them--adjustments essentially the same for the Jamestown settlers and for Vietnamese refugees. As well as measuring the impact of America on the lives of the sixty million or so immigrants who have arrived since 1607, he assesses their role in industrialization, the westward movement, labor organization, politics, foreign policy, the growth of American nationalism, and the theory and practice of democracy.

Synopsis:

Immigration, writes Maldwyn Allen Jones, was America's historic raison d'etre. Reminding us that the history of immigration to the United States is also the history of emigration from somewhere else, Mr. Jones considers the forces that uprooted emigrants from their homes in different parts of the world and analyzes the social, economic, and psychological adjustments that American life demanded of them--adjustments essentially the same for the Jamestown settlers and for Vietnamese refugees. As well as measuring the impact of America on the lives of the sixty million or so immigrants who have arrived since 1607, he assesses their role in industrialization, the westward movement, labor organization, politics, foreign policy, the growth of American nationalism, and the theory and practice of democracy.

In this new edition, Jones brings his history of immigration to the United States up to 1990. His new chapter covers the major changes in immigration patterns caused by changes in legislation, such as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

It is done with a grasp of regional, chronological, national and racial information, plus that 'feel' for the situation which can come only from the vast resources and a gift for interpretation.--A. T. DeGroot, Christian Century

A scholarly contribution, based on a thorough mastery of the subject.--Carl Wittke, Journal of Southern History

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-332) and index.

About the Author

Maldwyn Allen Jones is Commonwealth Fund Professor Emeritus of American history at the University of London.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword to the Second Edition

Editor's Foreword to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Introduction

I. American Foundations, 1607-1776

II. Ethnic Discord and the Growth of American Nationality, 1685-1790

III.  The New Nation and Its Immigrants, 1783-1815

IV The Rise of Mass Immigration, 1815-60

V   Patterns of Distribution and of Adjustment, 1815-60

VI. Nativism, Sectional Controversy, and Civil War, 1830-65

VII. New Sources of Immigration, 1860-1914

VIII. Immigrants in Industrial America, 1865-1920

IX. The Demand for Restriction, 1882-1924

X. The Consequences of Restriction, 1924-59

XI. The New American Mosaic, 1960-91

Conclusion

Important Dates

Suggested Reading

Additional Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226406336
Author:
Jones, Maldwyn Allen
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Emigration and immigration
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration History.
Subject:
United States Emigration and immigration.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago History of American Civilization (Paperback)
Series Volume:
Bd. 149
Publication Date:
19920431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 halftones
Pages:
361
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , Immigration, writes Maldwyn Allen Jones, was America's historic raison d'etre. Reminding us that the history of immigration to the United States is also the history of emigration from somewhere else, Mr. Jones considers the forces that uprooted emigrants from their homes in different parts of the world and analyzes the social, economic, and psychological adjustments that American life demanded of them--adjustments essentially the same for the Jamestown settlers and for Vietnamese refugees. As well as measuring the impact of America on the lives of the sixty million or so immigrants who have arrived since 1607, he assesses their role in industrialization, the westward movement, labor organization, politics, foreign policy, the growth of American nationalism, and the theory and practice of democracy.
"Synopsis" by , Immigration, writes Maldwyn Allen Jones, was America's historic raison d'etre. Reminding us that the history of immigration to the United States is also the history of emigration from somewhere else, Mr. Jones considers the forces that uprooted emigrants from their homes in different parts of the world and analyzes the social, economic, and psychological adjustments that American life demanded of them--adjustments essentially the same for the Jamestown settlers and for Vietnamese refugees. As well as measuring the impact of America on the lives of the sixty million or so immigrants who have arrived since 1607, he assesses their role in industrialization, the westward movement, labor organization, politics, foreign policy, the growth of American nationalism, and the theory and practice of democracy.

In this new edition, Jones brings his history of immigration to the United States up to 1990. His new chapter covers the major changes in immigration patterns caused by changes in legislation, such as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.

It is done with a grasp of regional, chronological, national and racial information, plus that 'feel' for the situation which can come only from the vast resources and a gift for interpretation.--A. T. DeGroot, Christian Century

A scholarly contribution, based on a thorough mastery of the subject.--Carl Wittke, Journal of Southern History

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