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American Immigration

David A. Gerber.

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Book. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 160 pages.

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 the perspective...

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Conclusion

David A. Gerber.

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 510 words.

The United States is truly a multicultural society, or a global society, as any visitor to the country will attest. This global society has developed in fits and starts. The Conclusion...

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The future of assimilation

David A. Gerber.

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 3544 words.

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...

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Introduction: mass immigration, past and present

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 3497 words.

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...

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Mass population movements and resettlement, 1820–1924

David A. Gerber.

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 3437 words.

How did immigration and resettlement affect the people within the massive migration cohorts? The processes of mass international migration happened within the historical context of the...

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Mass population movements and resettlement, 1965 to the present

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 4265 words.

The 1970s saw for the United States a new wave of immigration. In 2005, the United States was the largest recipient of international migrants. ‘Mass population movements and resettlement,...

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Regulation and exclusion

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 5231 words.

The journey towards regulation and exclusion began in California. In the 1840s, California attracted thousands of Americans, Europeans, Chinese, and South Americans. A movement inspired by...

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Removing barriers and debating consequences in the mid-twentieth century

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 5582 words.

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...

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Unregulated immigration and its opponents from Colonial America to the mid-nineteenth century

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 2165 words.

Immigration has been an issue that the United States has always had to face. American law and policy has evolved gradually over immigration and citizenship. In the American context, there...

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The widening mainstream

in American Immigration

June 2011; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: US History (Immigration and Ethnicity); Migration Studies. 4691 words.

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...

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