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Althea Gibson

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — United States History.

(b. 25 August 1927; d. 28 September 2003), tennis player.

Althea Gibson was the first person to break the color barrier in tennis. Gibson’s integration of tennis in 1950 occurred...

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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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basketball

Overview page. Subjects: United States History — Sport and Leisure.

James Naismith, an instructor at the YMCA Training School at Springfield College in Massachusetts, invented basketball in 1891 as an indoor winter game. The object was to throw a soccer ...

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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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Edward Franklin Frazier

Overview page. Subjects: Sociology — United States History.

(1894–1962)

A member of the Chicago School of Sociology, former President of the American Sociological Society, and author of numerous studies of black family life in urban...

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Emancipation and Exploitation in Immigrant Women’s Lives

Donna R. Gabaccia.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

August 2016; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Gender and Sexuality. 8067 words.

Because the United States celebrates itself as a beacon of liberty, emancipation is one of the most common themes in the history of immigrant women and the exploitation of women, as workers...

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Florence Griffith-Joyner

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — United States History.

(b. 21 December 1959; d. 21 September 1998), athlete, businesswoman.

Florence Griffith Joyner, or “Flo-Jo,” lived her life with all the razzle and dazzle appropriate for a...

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football

Overview page. Subjects: Sport and Leisure — United States History.

Versions of football were played in late seventeenth-century Massachusetts. In the early 1800s, college students representing their classes played the “football rush”. Rutgers beat...

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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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Gender, Sexuality, and Family History

Brenda Child.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

May 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: History; United States History; Gender and Sexuality; Social and Cultural History. 7382 words.

In 1939, an Ojibwe woman named Naynaabeak was involved in a conflict that shows some of the complexities that American Indians experienced throughout the history of settler colonialism in...

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