Higher Education

Immigration: A Wadsworth Casebook in Argument, 1st Edition

  • Sharon K. Walsh Loyola University Chicago
  • Evelyn D. Asch Northwestern University
  • ISBN-10: 1413006647  |  ISBN-13: 9781413006643
  • 326 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00



IMMIGRATION, the third volume in The Wadsworth Casebooks in Argument series, covers the forms of argumentation, including how to write source-based argumentative papers, and offers a wide variety of readings based on the theme.

Table of Contents

1. Analyzing Arguments.
2. Avoiding Fallacies.
3. Writing the Source-Based Argumentative Paper.
4. Open the Door, Close the Door.
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence.
Lyman Beecher, "The Threat of Catholic Immigration" (selection from Plea for the West, 1835).
William and Sophie Seyffardt, "Letters Home to Germany, 1851-1863." "The Life Story of an Irish Cook."
Marie Hall Ets, "An Italian Immigrant in a Missouri Mining Camp" (selection from Rosa: The Life of an Italian Immigrant).
Hilda Satt Polacheck, "Chicago Sweatshop" (selection from I Came a Stranger: The Story of a Hull-House Girl).
Mary Antin, "Have We Any Right to Regulate Immigration?" (selection from They Who Knock at Our Gates: A Complete Gospel of Immigration).
Tamar Jacoby, "Too Many Immigrants?"
Writing Assignments: Conversations and Writing Sequences.
5. From the Immigrant Experience to Immigration Theory.
Bharati Mukherjee, "Two Ways to Belong in America."
Bong Hwan Kim, "As American as Possible."
Tesfai and Lem Lem Gembremarian, "From Eritrea to Washington, D.C."
Richard D. Alba, "Assimilation's Quiet Tide."
Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut, "Not Everyone is Chosen: Segmented Assimilation" (selection from Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation).
Nina Glick Schiller, Linda Basch, and Cristina Blanc-Szanton, "Introducing Transnationalism" (selection from "Transnationalism: A New Analytic Framework for Understanding Migration").
Writing Assignments: Conversations and Writing Sequences.
6. From Argument to Public Policy: The Case of Hispanic Immigration.
"Maria's Story" and "Carmen's Story" (selections from Narratives of Mexican American Women: Emergent Identities of the Second Generation).
Samuel P. Huntington, "The Hispanic Challenge."
Cartoons and Graphics about Mexican immigrants.
Louis Menand, "Patriot Games: The New Nativism of Samuel P. Huntington" (selection).
Fouad Ajami, Letter to Foreign Policy in response to Huntington.
Tamar Jacoby, Letter to Foreign Policy in response to Huntington.
Writing Assignments: Conversations and Writing Sequences.
Research Topics and Selected Immigration Bibliography.
Using Sources in an Argumentative Essay.
Research Resources.
Integrating Sources into Your Writing.
Documenting Sources: MLA and APA Styles.
Sample Student Paper in MLA Style.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Sharon K. Walsh

Sharon K. Walsh has her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago, specializing in rhetrorical criticism. She began her teaching career at the secondary level and has taught at several colleges, including 23 years at Loyola University Chicago.

Evelyn D. Asch

Evelyn D. Asch attended the University of Chicago, where she received a B.A. and M.A., and her Ph.D. from the Committee on the History of Culture. She has taught across the curriculum in the humanities and social sciences at Shimer College, DePaul University, and Loyola University Chicago. She is currently a researcher in the Institute for Public Policy at Northwestern University.