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Natives and Strangers

A History of Ethnic Americans

Fifth Edition

Leonard Dinnerstein, Roger L. Nichols, and David M. Reimers

Publication Date - July 2009

ISBN: 9780195366228

320 pages
Paperback
5 1/2 X 8 1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $49.95

Description

"Who is an American?" "How does a person who is not an American become one?" Now in its fifth edition, Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans addresses these and many other vital questions. A comprehensive and accessible text, this unique volume explores various aspects of American minority group history. Examining the impact that America has had on minority peoples and cultures--and vice versa--it also provides insights into the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. As in earlier editions, the fifth edition integrates the experiences of various racial, religious, and national minorities from around the globe--including American Indians, African Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and other parts of the world--explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America.
Revised, updated, and condensed, the fifth edition of Natives and Strangers incorporates the latest research on such critical topics as American Indian affairs, western American development, and African American experiences. It also focuses on successive waves of different immigrants while exploring the evolution and complexities of American immigration policies. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society. Featuring anecdotes, charts, graphs, tables, and an extensive updated bibliography, Natives and Strangers, Fifth Edition, is ideal for undergraduate courses that cover immigration, American social history, and American ethnic groups.

Previous Publication Date(s)

February 2003
December 1996
January 1990

Table of Contents

    1. COLONIAL FOUNDATIONS (1600-1780S)
    Coming of the English
    Indians and Anglo-Americans
    Attracting Settlers
    Development of Slavery and Racism
    European Minorities
    Colonial Social Structure
    Ethnic and Racial Groups in the Revolution
    2. FORGING A NEW NATION: THE SOUTH (1776-1840s)
    A New Situation
    Territorial Growth
    Indian Relations
    Southern Antislavery Falters
    Southern Free Blacks
    Slavery in the Old South
    Poor Whites
    3. FORGING A NEW NATION: THE NORTH (1776-1840s)
    Indian Relations
    Northern Antislavery Succeeds
    Immigration and Assimilation
    Fear of Foreigners
    The Movement West
    Urban and Industrial Growth
    Free Blacks in the North
    Renewal of Immigration
    Group Suppression and the Mormons
    Manifest Destiny
    4. IMMIGRATION, NATIVISM, SLAVERY, & CIVIL WAR
    Settlement Patterns
    The Germans and the Irish
    The Mining Frontier
    The Chinese
    The Railroads
    The Coming of the Civil War
    Blacks and the Domestic Crisis
    The Mormons
    Postwar Immigration
    Finding Employment
    Living Conditions
    Animosity Toward Blacks and Foreigners
    Anti-Catholicism
    Political Nativism
    5. INDUSTRIALIZATION AND A MASSIVE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLES (1880s-1930s)
    Industrial Expansion
    Uprooted Peoples
    Immigrant Settlement
    The New Immigrants
    Ranching
    Farmers
    The Japanese
    The Koreans
    The Mexicans
    The Filipinos
    Other Immigrants
    Black Migration North
    6. THE PROCESS OF ADJUSTMENT (1880s-1930s)
    Wages and Working Conditions
    The Tenement Districts
    Voluntary Associations
    Black Associations
    Culture and Recreation
    The Churches and Parochial Education
    Public Education
    Indian Schools and Reservation Issues
    The Minority Press
    Maintaining Old World Ties
    Politics
    Social Mobility
    Assimilation
    7. ETHNIC TENSIONS AND CONFLICTS (1880-1945)
    Pseudoscientific Racism
    Triumph of Jim Crowism
    Treatment of Indians
    Attitudes Toward Asians
    Attitudes Toward Europeans
    Interethnic Conflict
    Religious Bigotry
    World War I
    Immigration Restriction
    The Mexican Experience
    Economic Depression and Increased Tensions
    "Concentration Camps U.S.A."
    8. MOVEMENT, MOBILITY, AND CULTURAL ADAPTATION (1941-2010)
    The Impact of World War II
    Southerners Move North
    Suburbs, the Sun Belt, and the West
    American Indian Migration
    Renewed European Immigration
    Prosperity and Mobility
    Retaining Ethnic Ties
    Ethnic Groups and Politics
    9. THE STRUGGLE FOR EQUALITY (1945-2010)
    The Deprived Minorities
    Toward Civil Rights
    The Movement for Black Power
    Black Politics
    The Hispanics
    The Asians
    The Indians
    White Ethnic Groups
    10. A NEW WAVE OF GLOBAL IMMIGRANTS (1945-2010)
    Beyond Europe: The Global Immigrants
    Mexicans
    The Cubans
    Other Latinos
    The New Asian Immigrants
    Near Easterners
    The West Indians
    New African Immigrants
    Renewed Anxiety over Immigration
    Afterword