The Making of Modern Immigration: An Encyclopedia of People and Ideas, 1st Edition

  • Patrick J. Hayes
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  • ISBN-10: 031339203X
  • ISBN-13: 9780313392030
  • DDC: 304.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 828 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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This book combines the insight of two dozen expert contributors to examine key figures, events, and policies over 200 years of U.S. immigration history, illuminating the foundations of the ethnic and socioeconomic makeup of our nation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Making of Modern Immigration: An Introduction.
1: Addams, Jane (1860–1935): Settling in the American City.
2: Alien and Sedition Acts.
3: Assimilation versus Absorption.
4: Asylees.
5: Beecher, Lyman (1775–1863): The No Popery Crusade.
6: Bilingualism.
7: Boat People (1975–2000).
8: Brain Drain.
9: Canadian Immigration to the United States.
10: Celler, Emanuel/Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965.
11: Chavez, Cesar (1927–1993): Migrant Farmworkers.
12: Fermi, Laura (1907–1977): Illustrious Immigrants.
13: Ford, Henry (1863–1947): The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
14: Grant, Madison (1865–1937): The Passing of the Great Race.
15: Handlin, Oscar (1915–2011): The Uprooted and Other Images of Immigration.
16: Hughes, John Joseph (1797–1864): Definitions of “Assimilation”.
17: Immigration and the Arts.
18: Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
19: Immigration and Disability.
20: Immigration and the Military.
21: Immigration and Nationality Act (1952)/McCarran-Walter Act.
22: Immigration and the Nazi Era.
23: Immigration and Politics.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.
2: Immigration and Religion.
3: Jefferson, Thomas (1743–1826): “A Right Which Nature Has Given to All Men”.
4: Kearney, Denis (1847–1907): “The Chinese Must Go!”.
5: Kennedy, Edward M. (1932–2009): Immigration as a Solution to Other Problems.
6: Lodge, Henry Cabot (1850–1924): Immigration Restriction as National Policy.
7: McCarran, Patrick Anthony (1876–1954): Cold War Immigration.
8: The Melting Pot versus Tapestry Debate.
9: Miller, Kerby and the Study of the Irish Immigrant in America.
10: 9/11 Commission.
11: Palmer, A. Mitchell (1872–1936): Red Scare.
12: Petrosino, Joseph (1860–1909): International Criminal Conspiracies.
13: Refugees at Oswego.
14: Remittances.
15: Riis, Jacob A. (1849–1914): How the Other Half Lives.
16: Roosevelt, Theodore (1858–1919): Race Suicide.
17: Sanctuary Movement.
18: Simpson, Alan K. (1931–): “There Can Be No Perfect Immigration Reform Bill”.
19: Tanton, John (1934–): Of Grass and Grassroots.
20: U.S.-Mexico Border Violence.
21: Washington, Booker T. (1856–1915): “Cast Down Your Buckets Where You Are”.
22: Yellow Peril: The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) to the Johnson-Reed Act of 1924.
An Immigration Timeline of the United States.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.