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
I think that's probably the biggest gap between actual and goodreads time since I started using it.
Update: I actually knew all the broad strokes of this. A little Eurocentric (I think it might have spent words on how Fresno's the Armenian capital of the country than it did the slave trade) but at least for the colonial period this is...more