Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration, 1st Edition

  • Michael C. LeMay California State University San Bernardino, Emeritus
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  • ISBN-10: 0313396442
  • ISBN-13: 9780313396441
  • DDC: 325.73
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 807 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Transforming America: Perspectives on U.S. Immigration covers immigration to the United States from the founding of America to the present. Comprising 3 volumes of 31 original scholarly essays, the work is the first of its kind to explore immigration and immigration policy in the United States throughout its history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: An Overview of Immigration to the United States: Founding to 1865.
2: To Ensure Domestic Tranquility: Immigration and National Defense, 1820–1865.
3: Mushrooming Cities: Immigration and the Beginnings of Urbanization, 1790–1865.
4: Toward a More Perfect Union: Immigration and Federalism.
5: The Common and Uncommon Schooling of Immigrants to the United States, 1787–1865.
6: Political Parties and Immigration in the Early Republic.
7: Naturalization Law, Immigration Flow, and Policy.
8: Colonial Borders, New World Orders: Servants, Slaves, and the Founding Divisions of Labor in the Nation of Immigrants.
9: A Holy Experiment: Religion and Immigration to the New World.
10: The Anti-Immigrant Social Movement: Racial and Religious Undercurrents and Their Political Effects.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 1 Index.
Title Page.
1: An Overview of Immigration to the United States, 1865–1945.
2: Immigration and National Defense, 1865–1945.
3: Immigration and the Rise of Public Health, 1865–1945.
4: Immigration and Shipping Lines, 1865–1945.
5: Melting the “Unsightly Indigestible Lumps”: The Education of Eastern and Southern European Immigrants in the United States, 1880–1945.
6: Exploding Cities: Immigration and the Urbanization of America, 1865–1945.
7: Angel Island and the Control of Immigrant Entry at San Francisco.
8: Enacting Racism into Law: Restrictionism and the Asian Exclusion Immigration Laws.
9: The Ellis Island Station.
10: Women Immigrants and Citizenship, 1865–1945.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 2 Index.
Title Page.
1: An Overview of Immigration to the United States, 1945–2010.
2: Immigration and Education from 1945 to the Present: A Complicated and Contentious Connection.
3: The Search for Talent.
4: The Policy Conundrum of Illegal Immigration: Exponential Growth, 1970–2010.
5: Post-9/11 Immigration Policy, National Security, and Human Rights Implications for Muslim Americans.
6: Immigration and the U.S. Liberal Welfare State: Why Mainstream Theories Fail to Explain Patterns of Immigration and Access to Political Mobilization.
7: Migrant Access to the U.S. Liberal Welfare State: Stratification by Entry Categories.
8: Immigrant Mobilization: Institutional Opportunity Structure in Theory and Practice.
9: Immigrant Social Rights and Claims-Making: Power Resources Theory and Stratification.
10: Conclusion.
11: Notes.
12: References.
13: Gender, Immigration, and the U.S. Labor Market.
14: Remigration of Immigrants to the United States: Who Remigrates and Why?.
15: Attitudes toward Immigrants and Immigration Policy.
16: Immigrant Health and Health Care Provisions in the United States: Contemporary Paradoxes and Challenges.
17: Remigration of Immigrants to the United States: Who Remigrates and Why?.
18: Where Is Immigration Policy Headed? Policy Conflicts Then and Now.
About the Editor and Contributors.
Volume 3 Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael C. LeMay

Michael LeMay is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University-San Bernardino. He received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Wisconsin and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Minnesota (1971). Before teaching at CSUSB he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Governmental Affairs. He was also Professor and Chair of the Department at the Frostburg State University in Maryland. Of his many publications, his ten political science books include four that are related to his area of special expertise--United States immigration policy. He is published in such journals as American Politics Quarterly, National Civic Review, International Migration Review, Social Science Quarterly, Southeastern Political Review, Journal of American Ethnic History, and Teaching Political Science. He is author of 11 books, including several relating to immigration policy and to minority group politics: THE STRUGGLE FOR INFLUENCE (1985, University Press of America); OPEN DOOR TO DUTCH DOOR (1987, Praeger Press); THE GATEKEEPERS (1989, Praeger Press); ANATOMY OF A PUBLIC POLICY (1994, Praeger Press); GATEWAYS TO AMERICAN IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION: A DOCUMENTARY HISTORY (eds. with Elliott Barkan, 1999, Greenwood Press); THE PERENNIAL STRUGGLE (2004, Prentice-Hall), PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2006, Wadsworth Publishing), and U.S. IMMIGRATION: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK (2004: ABC-CLIO). He has served as a consultant to the Office of Personnel, City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and to numerous city and county agencies in Wisconsin.