Encyclopedia of American Immigration, 1st Edition

  • Editor: James Ciment
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  • ISBN-10: 0765680297
  • ISBN-13: 9780765680297
  • DDC: 304.87303
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 1576 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released November 2005
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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This richly illustrated set 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 colonial settlements to the present, focusing on critical issues as well as the groups of people involved. Every major immigrant group and every era are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis os social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Archival and contemporary photographs, along with hundreds of pages of documents and illustrations, further illuminate the information provided.

Originally published in print format in 2001.

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Table of Contents

Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Board of Advisors.
1: Immigration History: Introduction.
2: Prehistory to 1800.
3: Prehistory to 1800: Introduction.
4: Native Americans.
5: Early Spanish Settlers.
6: Puritans and Other Religious Dissenters.
7: Indentured Servants.
8: Free Immigration.
9: Slave Trade.
10: Immigrants and the American Revolution.
11: 1800 to 1880s.
12: 1800 to 1880s: Introduction.
13: Early-Nineteenth-Century Immigration.
14: The Great Irish Immigration.
15: Germans and Other Political Refugees.
16: Nativism and Know-Nothings.
17: Chinese and Chinese Exclusion Act.
18: Immigrants and the Civil War.
19: Immigrants and Westward Expansion.
20: 1880s to 1920.
21: 1880s to 1920: Introduction.
22: Causes of Immigration.
23: Immigration Stations.
24: Living Conditions.
25: Economics and Labor.
26: Culture and Assimilation.
27: 1920 to 1965.
28: 1920 to 1965: Introduction.
29: Nativist Reaction.
30: Immigrants and the Red Scare.
31: Restrictive Legislation.
32: War Refugees.
33: Japanese Internment.
34: The Surge of Latino Immigration.
35: 1965 to the Present.
36: 1965 to the Present: Introduction.
37: Changes in the Law.
38: Southeast Asian Refugee Crisis.
39: Increase in Immigrants from the Developing World.
40: Collapse of Communism.
41: Immigration Legislation of the 1980s and 1990s.
42: Immigrant-Minority Relations.
43: Anti-Immigrant Backlash.
44: Immigration Issues: Introduction.
45: Causes.
46: Causes: Introduction.
47: America's Image in the Global Imagination.
48: Chain Migration.
49: Economics I: Pull Factors.
50: Economics II: Push Factors.
51: Natural Disasters, Environmental Crises, and Overpopulation.
52: Political, Ethnic, Religious, and Gender Persecution.
53: Wars and Civil Unrest.
54: Processes.
55: Processes: Introduction.
56: Adoption.
57: American Emigration Abroad.
58: Coast Guard and Coastlines.
59: Connections to Homeland.
60: Human Smuggling and the Business of Illegal Immigration.
61: Immigrant Aid Societies and Organizations.
62: The Immigration and Naturalization Service.
63: Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Statistical Overview.
64: Marriage Market.
65: Sponsorship.
66: Transit and Transportation of Recent Illegal Immigrants.
67: Transnationalism: Immigration from a Global Perspective.