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American Immigration and Ethnicity

A Reader


Edited by: David A. Gerber and Alan M. Kraut

This innovative reader is one of the first in American immigration history to combine and compare the experiences of European immigrants in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with those of Asian, Hispanic, Caribbean, and African immigrants in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Through its carefully selected readings from scholarly essays and primary source documents, this collection creates a framework for instructors and students to engage in comparative analyzes of immigration waves across time. Introductory material contextualizes the selections, making this an ideal reader for the undergraduate student. American Immigration and Ethnicity presents students with a view not only of the relevance of the past in making sense of the present, but of the links between the histories of the vast number of Americans, old and new alike, who have come to the United States in search of opportunity and freedom.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005
ISBN: 0-312-29349-6

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