- List of illustrations
- Introduction: mass immigration, past and present
- Part I The law of immigration and the legal construction of citizenship
- 1. Unregulated immigration and its opponents from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century
- 2. Regulation and exclusion
- 3. Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century
- Part II Emigration and immigration: from the international migrants' perspectives
- 4. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924
- 5. Mass population movements and resettlement, 1965 to the present
- Part III The dialogue of ethnicity and assimilation
- 6. The widening mainstream
- 7. The future of assimilation
- Further reading
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