Synopses & Reviews
Min and his contributors investigate the differences and similarities between the immigrant groups from the earlier classical period of immigration into the US and from the post-1965 contemporary period. In particular, they analyze trends in anti-immigrant attitudes and actions, changes in settlement patterns, entrepreneurship and business patterns, ethnic diversity, immigrant women's work, the intergenerational transmission of culture, and the naturalization process. The authors draw historical comparisons between the successive phases of immigration and the impact that they have had on evolving race relations in America. The work will be a valuable resource for instructors and researchers in the fields of immigration, race and ethnic studies, minorities and public policy, urban studies, ethnic history, demography, human geography, and sociology. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Table of Contents
Troubled by newcomers : anti-immigrant attitudes and actions during two eras of mass migration / Charles Jaret -- The changing face of America : immigration, race/ethnicity, and social mobility / Min Zhou -- Immigration and conflict in the United States / Suzanne Shanahan and Susan Olzak -- Contemporary immigrants' advantages for intergenerational cultural transmission / Pyong Gap Min -- Naturalization and U.S. citizenship in two periods of mass migration (1890-1930 and 1965-2000) / Dorothee Schneider -- Immigrant residence and immigrant neighborhoods in New York, 1910 and 1990 / Andrew A. Beveridge -- Immigrant women and work in New York City, then and now / Nancy Foner -- From The jazz singer to What a country! A comparison of Jewish migration to the United States, 1880 to 1930 and 1965 to 1998 / Steven J. Gold -- A comparison of pre- and post-1965 Asian immigrant businesses / Pyong Gap Min.