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Introduction: mass immigration, past and present

Introduction: mass immigration, past and present  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0001
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chapter
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9780195331783
The United States is a nation of diverse peoples bound together through an allegiance to the constitution. The Introduction looks at where the people of the United States have come from and ... More
6. The widening mainstream

6. The widening mainstream  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0007
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chapter
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9780195331783
There have always been anxieties among the American population about a perceived unwillingness of immigrants to become Americans. Ethnicity has been a phenomenon common to all immigrant ... More
3. Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century

3. Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0004
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chapter
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9780195331783
World War II saw the beginning of a process of rethinking American immigration and naturalization. The United States had an international image problem to deal with. ‘Removing barriers and ... More
7. The future of assimilation

7. The future of assimilation  

David A. Gerber

in American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195331783
American institutions have from the start been shaped around accommodating differences. Some commentators now believe that this culture has ended and that current mass immigration is ... More
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction

American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction  

David A. Gerber

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365623
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195331783.001.0001
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book
ISBN: 
9780195331783
American Immigration: A Very Short Introduction examines the many legal efforts to curb immigration and to define who is and is not an American. It looks at immigration from ... More

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