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The World Comes to America

Immigration to the United States Since 1945

Leonard Dinnerstein and David M. Reimers

Publication Date - December 2012

ISBN: 9780195384789

160 pages
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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The only concise synthesis of the major immigration policies and population flows that have transformed recent America


The World Comes to America provides an overview of the groups of immigrants who arrived in the United States after World War II ended in 1945. Authors Leonard Dinnerstein and David M. Reimers examine the groups who came to America, explaining their reasons for immigrating, noting where they settled, and discussing how they fared once they arrived. The authors cover conflicting American attitudes towards welcoming strangers and the different policies that Congress pursued to aid--or to delay--the entry of foreigners to America.


* Offers comprehensive coverage of post-war immigration to the U.S.
* Explores the interaction between political policies, cultural shifts, racism, and economic changes, and how they impact immigration flows
* Includes coverage of the most recent immigration patterns

About the Author(s)

Leonard Dinnerstein is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Arizona.

David M. Reimers is Professor Emeritus of History at New York University.

Table of Contents


    1. The Fruits of War, Hot and Cold, 1945-1965
    2. A New Immigration System: Europeans, West Indians and the Hart-Celler Act, 1965-1990
    3. The Hart-Celler Act and Immigration from Asia and the Middle East, 1965-1990
    4. The Era of Latinos, 1965-2010
    5. A Record Surge of Immigrants, 1990-2010
    6. American Immigration and the Interconnected World

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