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The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"... an excellent broad overview... " --Journal of Social History

"... powerfully argued... " --Moses Rischin

"... imaginative and soundly based... " --Choice

"Highly recommended... " --Library Journal

"... an outstanding major contribution to the literature on immigration history." --History

"... a very important new synthesis of American immigration history... " --Journal of American Ethnic History

"... a state of the art discussion, impressively encyclopaedic... The Transplanted is a tour de force, and a fitting summation to Bodnar's own prolific, creative, and insightful writings on immigrants." --Journal of Interdisciplinary History

A major survey of the immigrant experience between 1830 and 1930, this book has implications for all students and scholars of American social history.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. THE HOMELAND AND CAPITALISM

The Structure of Emigration

The Spread of Commercial Agriculture

The Decline of the Craftsmen

Population Expansion

The Adaptive Household

Familiarity with Moving

The Pragmatic Mind of Emigrants

Conclusion

2. FAMILIES ENTER AMERICA

Networks of Migration

The Rise of the Family Economy

Conclusion

3. WORKERS, UNIONS, AND RADICALS

Imported Traditions of Work and Protest

Ethnic Diversity and American Unions

Immigrants and Socialism

The Immigrant Working Class and the 1930s

Conclusion

4. THE RISE OF AN IMMIGRANT MIDDLE CLASS

Divided Communities

The Fraternal Movement and Early Enterprise

Immigrant Entrepreneurs

The New Middle Class

Conclusion

5. CHURCH AND SOCIETY

The Role of the Church

Class, Culture, and the Church

Competing Leaders

Conclusion

6. IMMIGRANTS AND THE PROMISE OF AMERICAN LIFE

Immigrants and Social Mobility

Passing Through the Ghetto

Immigrant Homeownership

Conclusion

7. AMERICA ON IMMIGRANT TERMS

Folklife and the Quest for Meaning

Selective Schooling Immigrant Politics

Conclusion

8. CONCLUSION: THE CULTURE OF EVERYDAY LIFE

APPENDIX

NOTES

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253204165
Subtitle:
A History of Immigrants in Urban America
Author:
Bodnar, John
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
Minorities -- United States -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
American Studies; Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century; Ethnic; History; Twentieth Century or Later
Edition Number:
1st Midland bk. ed.
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Interdisciplinary studies in history
Series Volume:
no. (OHDS) 78-31112
Publication Date:
19870201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.22 x 6.08 x 0.9 in

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