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Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

Edited by Ronald H. Bayor

February 2021

ISBN: 9780197529911

560 pages

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Price: £32.99



The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity brings together thirty leading scholars to make sense of all the themes, methodologies, and trends that characterize the debate on American immigration. They examine a wide-range of topics, including pan-ethnicity, whiteness, intermarriage, bilingualism, religion, museum ethnic displays, naturalization, regional mobility, census categorization, immigration legislation and its reception, ethnicity-related crime and gang formation. By exploring the idea of assimilation in a multicultural society, this Handbook shows how deeply pan-ethnicity changed American identity over the time.

  • First comprehensive account of American immigration
  • Encompasses essays from history, sociology, political science, and linguistics, focusing on cutting-edge issues, such as identity, undocumented migration, assimilation, bilingualism, new American religions, and intermarriage
  • Provides an assessment of the field and suggestions for further research

About the Author(s)

Edited by Ronald H. Bayor, Professor and Chair of History, Technology and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ronald H. Bayor is Emeritus Professor of History at Georgia Tech, a former president of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and founding editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History. His most recent book is Encountering Ellis Island: How European Immigrants Entered America.

Table of Contents

    List of Contributors
    Introduction: The Making of America
    Ronald H. Bayor
    Chapter 1. The Impact of Immigration Legislation: 1875 to the Present
    David M. Reimers
    Chapter 2. European Migrations
    Dirk Hoerder
    Chapter 3. Asian Immigration
    Madeline Y. Hsu
    Chapter 4. Latino Immigration
    María Cristina García
    Chapter 5. African American Migration from the Colonial Era to the Present
    Joe W. Trotter
    Chapter 6. Emancipation and Exploitation in Immigrant Women's Lives
    Donna R. Gabaccia
    Chapter 7. Protecting America's Borders and the Undocumented Immigrant Dilemma
    David G. Gutierrez
    Chapter 8. Acceptance, Rejection,and America's Split Personality
    Gary Gerstle
    Chapter 9. Race and Citizenship
    Gregory T. Carter
    Chapter 10. Concepts of Ethnic/Racial Identity and Assimilation in the United States
    Richard Alba
    Chapter 11. Whiteness and Race
    David R. Roediger
    Chapter 12. Race and U.S. Panethnic Formation
    Yen Le Espiritu
    Chapter 13. Intermarriage and the Creation of a New American
    Allison Varzally
    Chapter 14. Immigration, Medical Regulation, and Eugenics
    Wendy Kline
    Chapter 15. The World of the Immigrant Worker
    James R. Barrett
    Chapter 16. Neighborhoods, Immigrants, and Ethnic Americans
    Amanda I. Seligman
    Chapter 17. Machine Bosses, Reformers, and the Politics of Ethnic Minority Incorporation
    Steven P. Erie and Vladimir Kogan
    Chapter 18. Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Organized Crime
    Will Cooley
    Chapter 19. The Myth of Ethnic Success: Old Wine in New Bottles
    Stephen Steinberg
    Chapter 20. Immigration and Ethnic Diversity in the South, 1980-2010
    Mary E. Odem
    Chapter 21. Allegiance, Dual Citizenship, and the Ethnic Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy
    David Brundage
    Chapter 22. Historians and Sociologists Debate Transnationalism
    Peter Kivisto
    Chapter 23. Written Forms of Communication from Immigrant Letters to Instant Messaging
    Suzanne M. Sinke
    Chapter 24. Ethnicity, Race, and Religion beyond Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Whites
    R. Stephen Warner
    Chapter 25. Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in American Film
    Steven Alan Carr
    Chapter 26. Language Retention/Language Shift, "English Only," and Multilingualism in teh Unites States
    Joshua A. Fishman
    Chapter 27. Melting Pots, Salad Bowls, Ethnic Museums, and American Identity
    Steven Conn
    Chapter 28. New Approaches in the Teaching of Immigration and Ethnic History in the United States
    John J. Bukowczyk

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