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By Elliott Robert Barkan

ISBN-10: 025334851X

ISBN-13: 9780253348517

At a time whilst immigration coverage is the topic of heated debate, this publication makes transparent that the real wealth of the United States is within the range of its peoples. by way of the top of the 20 th century the yank West used to be domestic to almost half America’s immigrant inhabitants, together with Asians and Armenians, Germans and Greeks, Mexicans, Italians, Swedes, Basques, and others. This publication tells their wealthy and intricate story—of model and isolation, protecting and combining traditions, and an ongoing ebb and move of circulation, assimilation, and replenishment. those immigrants and their childrens equipped groups, extra to the region’s tradition, and contended with discrimination and the entice of Americanization. The mark of the outsider, the alien, the nonwhite handed from workforce to team, whilst the complexion of the area replaced. The zone welcomed, then excluded, immigrants, in stressed waves of desire and nativism that proceed to this day.

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