Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life
With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, a new Preface, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present.
Perhaps unfortunately much of that research relies on just two main sources. The more boring parts rest on tables copied straight from the US census. Sometimes these tables are informative (such as the return ratios: about 1/3 of all immigrants actually went back to Europe in the 1 ...more
The book shades heavy on facts and figures and ...more
"The young are extremely sensitive in matters of honor, and much more so in their patriotic honor! It has been - and to some ...more
Puts acculturation = assimilation in same realm.Good bibliography, by only one text by Takaki, Ruiz, and Dinnerstein. Doesn't pity immigrants except for Africans. Sees them as controlling their own destinties. Uses a lot of govt docs for legal portion.
HIST 8980: Hawes: Thematic Readings: Fall 2005