American Immigration and Citizenship

A Documentary History
Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442270209
Category: History
Page: 436
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One of the most contentious issues in America today is the status of immigration. American Immigration and Citizenship shows that this issue is far from new. In this book, John Vile provides context for contemporary debates on the topic through key historical documents presented alongside essays that interpret their importance for the reader.

U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Laws and Issues

A Documentary History
Author: Michael C. LeMay,Elliott Robert Barkan
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313301568
Category: Law
Page: 336
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A collection of one hundred primary documents--including court cases, opinion pieces, and other materials--traces the history of naturalization and immigration policy enacted by the United States government to control migration since its founding.

Asian Americans and Congress

A Documentary History
Author: Hyung-chan Kim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 596
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Covering all major laws since 1790, this volume shows the impact of congressional immigration laws on Asian Americans.

Asian Americans and the Supreme Court

A Documentary History
Author: Hyung-chan Kim
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313272349
Category: History
Page: 1164
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Covering the past 150 years, this documentary history critiques major Supreme Court decisions on litigations that Asian Americans brought before the Court. Separate sections written by contributing scholars focus on cases pertaining to the question of the government's right to exclude, expel, or deport persons of Asian ancestry, the constitutional question of U.S. citizenship for persons of Asian ancestry, the alien laws of California and Washington, and Japanese internment. A seventh section casts the problem of denying Asian Americans their constitutional rights within the framework of Asian American "foreignness" as viewed by white America. The final chapter reviews major immigration laws passed by Congress in the 20th century and discusses the implications of the Immigration Act of 1990. The volume concludes with a case, name, and subject index.

Immigration

A Documentary and Reference Guide
Author: Thomas Cieslik,David Felsen,Akis Kalaitzidis
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 351
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Intense current controversies over foreign immigration to the United States are deeply rooted in America's history, as is revealed in this comprehensive and illuminating documentary guide.

Transforming America

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration
Author: Michael C. LeMay
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313396434
Category: Social Science
Page: 807
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Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America


Author: Ronald H. Bayor
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231508409
Category: History
Page: 1104
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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black–white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 Thomas Jefferson—"Notes on the State of Virginia" Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857–1858. "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay Malcom X speech, 1964 Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform Preamble—La Raza Unida Party Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 L.A. riot—from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 Asian American Political Alliance President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 Louis Farrakhan—"The Vision for the Million Man March"

Nationale Identität und Staatsbürgerschaft in den USA

Der Kampf um Einwanderung, Bürgerrechte und Bildung in einer multikulturellen Gesellschaft
Author: Hans Vorländer,Dietrich Herrmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3663108767
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
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Das Buch zeigt am Beispiel der USA, wie nationale Indentität in politischen und gesellschaftlichen Diskursen konstruiert wird, welche konkreten Konzeptionen von Staatsbürgerschaft sich in ihnen abbilden und wie sich diese in spezifischen Gesetzen materialisieren. Mit der konsequenten historischen Kontextualisierung der Diskurse um nationale Identität und Staatsbürgerschaft verfolgen die Autoren die Absicht, die zum Teil redundant gewordene theoretische Diskussion um Begriff und Konzeption der Staatsbürgerschaft (citizenship) aufzubrechen. Im Zentrum der Studie stehen die USA, da von dort die neuere Staatsbürgerschaftsdebatte ausging, die auf dem Hintergrund einer mehr als 200-jährigen Erfahrung multi-ethnischer Gesellschaft geführt wird.

Fremde in unserer Mitte

Politische Philosophie der Einwanderung
Author: David Miller
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518754262
Category: Philosophy
Page: 330
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Das Thema Einwanderung wirft gewichtige gesellschaftspolitische, moralische und ethische Fragen auf, die seit einiger Zeit im Zentrum intensiver Debatten stehen. Der renommierte britische Philosoph David Miller verteidigt in seinem Buch eine Position zwischen einem starken Kosmopolitismus, der für uneingeschränkte Bewegungsfreiheit und offene Grenzen plädiert, und einem blinden Nationalismus, der oft in pauschale Ausländerfeindlichkeit und dumpfen Rassismus umschlägt. In ständiger Auseinandersetzung mit Gegenargumenten entwickelt er seinen Standpunkt, der die Rechte sowohl der Immigranten als auch der Staatsbürger berücksichtigen soll – und einen schwachen Kosmopolitismus ebenso einschließt wie das Recht von Nationalstaaten, ihre Grenzen zu kontrollieren. Ziel von Millers Ausführungen ist eine Immigrationspolitik liberaler Demokratien, die so gerecht ist wie möglich und so realistisch wie nötig. Ein beeindruckend präzise und nüchtern argumentierendes Buch, das zum Nachdenken anregt und zum Widerspruch reizt.

Becoming a Citizen

Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada
Author: Irene Bloemraad
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520248984
Category: History
Page: 369
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"Becoming a Citizen is a terrific book. Important, innovative, well argued, theoretically significant, and empirically grounded. It will be the definitive work in the field for years to come."--Frank D. Bean, Co-Director, Center for Research on Immigration, Population and Public Policy "This book is in three ways innovative. First, it avoids the domestic navel-gazing of U.S .immigration studies, through an obvious yet ingenious comparison with Canada. Second, it shows that official multiculturalism and common citizenship may very well go together, revealing Canada, and not the United States, as leader in successful immigrant integration. Thirdly, the book provides a compelling picture of how the state matters in making immigrants citizens. An outstanding contribution to the migration and citizenship literature!"--Christian Joppke, American University of Paris

A Documentary History of Religion in America Since 1877


Author: Edwin S. Gaustad,Mark A. Noll
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802822307
Category: History
Page: 352
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A richly variegated selection of short documents illustrative of the history of religion in America. The best source-book available to contemporary students and general readers.

The Radical Reader

A Documentary History of the American Radical Tradition
Author: Timothy McCarthy,John McMillian
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 159558742X
Category: History
Page: 688
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Radicalism is as American as apple pie. One can scarcely imagine what American society would look like without the abolitionists, feminists, socialists, union organizers, civil-rights workers, gay and lesbian activists, and environmentalists who have fought stubbornly to breathe life into the promises of freedom and equality that lie at the heart of American democracy. The first anthology of its kind, The Radical Reader brings together more than 200 primary documents in a comprehensive collection of the writings of America’s native radical tradition. Spanning the time from the colonial period to the twenty-first century, the documents have been drawn from a wealth of sources—speeches, manifestos, newspaper editorials, literature, pamphlets, and private letters. From Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” to Kate Millett’s “Sexual Politics,” these are the documents that sparked, guided, and distilled the most influential movements in American history. Brief introductory essays by the editors provide a rich biographical and historical context for each selection included.

Making Americans

Immigration, Race, and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy
Author: Prof Desmond King
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674039629
Category: History
Page: 400
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In the nineteenth century, virtually anyone could get into the United States. But by the 1920s, U.S. immigration policy had become a finely filtered regime of selection. Desmond King looks at this dramatic shift, and the debates behind it, for what they reveal about the construction of an "American" identity. Specifically, the debates in the three decades leading up to 1929 were conceived in terms of desirable versus undesirable immigrants. This not only cemented judgments about specific European groups but reinforced prevailing biases against groups already present in the United States, particularly African Americans, whose inferior status and second-class citizenship--enshrined in Jim Crow laws and embedded in pseudo-scientific arguments about racial classifications--appear to have been consolidated in these decades. Although the values of different groups have always been recognized in the United States, King gives the most thorough account yet of how eugenic arguments were used to establish barriers and to favor an Anglo-Saxon conception of American identity, rejecting claims of other traditions. Thus the immigration controversy emerges here as a significant precursor to recent multicultural debates. "Making Americans" shows how the choices made about immigration policy in the 1920s played a fundamental role in shaping democracy and ideas about group rights in America.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration: Galvan v. Press


Author: Carl Leon Bankston
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587656019
Category: History
Page: 1232
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This three-volume set covers the full breadth of American immigration history in 525 alphabetically arranged and easy-to-understand articles. Designed and written to be understood by high school students and college undergraduates Encyclopedia of American Immigration offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history that can also be used by advanced students and scholars. The goal of the set is to address all questions about immigration that students might reasonably be expected to ask: Where immigrants have come from and why; how they have adapted to their new homeland; how they have contributed to American culture and society; how government policies toward them have changed; and how American immigration history has fit into worldwide migration patterns. - Publisher.

Encyclopedia of American Immigration: Abolitionist movement


Author: Carl Leon Bankston
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587656002
Category: History
Page: 1232
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This three-volume set covers the full breadth of American immigration history in 525 alphabetically arranged and easy-to-understand articles. Designed and written to be understood by high school students and college undergraduates Encyclopedia of American Immigration offers a clear and innovative approach to immigration history that can also be used by advanced students and scholars. The goal of the set is to address all questions about immigration that students might reasonably be expected to ask: Where immigrants have come from and why; how they have adapted to their new homeland; how they have contributed to American culture and society; how government policies toward them have changed; and how American immigration history has fit into worldwide migration patterns. - Publisher.

The Passport in America

The History of a Document
Author: Craig Robertson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199779899
Category: History
Page: 352
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In today's world of constant identification checks, it's difficult to recall that there was ever a time when "proof of identity" was not a part of everyday life. And as anyone knows who has ever lost a passport, or let one expire on the eve of international travel, the passport has become an indispensable document. But how and why did this form of identification take on such a crucial role? In the first history of the passport in the United States, Craig Robertson offers an illuminating account of how this document, above all others, came to be considered a reliable answer to the question: who are you? Historically, the passport originated as an official letter of introduction addressed to foreign governments on behalf of American travelers, but as Robertson shows, it became entangled in contemporary negotiations over citizenship and other forms of identity documentation. Prior to World War I, passports were not required to cross American borders, and while some people struggled to understand how a passport could accurately identify a person, others took advantage of this new document to advance claims for citizenship. From the strategic use of passport applications by freed slaves and a campaign to allow married women to get passports in their maiden names, to the "passport nuisance" of the 1920s and the contested addition of photographs and other identification technologies on the passport, Robertson sheds new light on issues of individual and national identity in modern U.S. history. In this age of heightened security, especially at international borders, Robertson's The Passport in America provides anyone interested in questions of identification and surveillance with a richly detailed, and often surprising, history of this uniquely important document.

Testimonio: A Documentary History of the Mexican-American Struggle for Civil Rights


Author: F. Arturo Rosales
Publisher: Arte Publico Press
ISBN: 9781611923025
Category: Civil rights movements
Page: 425
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Beginning with the early 1800s and extending to the modern era, Rosales collects illuminating documents that shed light on the Mexican-American quest for life, liberty, and justice. Documents include petitions, correspondence, government reports, political proclamations, newspaper items, congressional testimony, memoirs, and even international treaties.

The Columbia Documentary History of the Asian American Experience


Author: Franklin Odo
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231110303
Category: History
Page: 590
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This collection of key documents presents the rich Asian American heritage through primary sources -- speeches, diary entries, editorials, advertisements, court opinions, legislation, songs, and poems -- along with expert, concise editorial commentary. It reflects not only the rapid expansion in the field of Asian American studies in the last decade but also innovative scholarship on Asian Americans from many fields, including western history, feminist studies, political science, anthropology, and military history.

Major Problems in Asian American History

Documents and Essays
Author: Lon Kurashige,Alice Yang Murray
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division
ISBN: 9780618077342
Category: History
Page: 522
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"Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the [book] introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. [The book] presents ... selected group of readings in a format that asks students toe

Still a House Divided

Race and Politics in Obama’s America
Author: Desmond S. King,Rogers M. Smith
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400839769
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
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Why have American policies failed to reduce the racial inequalities still pervasive throughout the nation? Has President Barack Obama defined new political approaches to race that might spur unity and progress? Still a House Divided examines the enduring divisions of American racial politics and how these conflicts have been shaped by distinct political alliances and their competing race policies. Combining deep historical knowledge with a detailed exploration of such issues as housing, employment, criminal justice, multiracial census categories, immigration, voting in majority-minority districts, and school vouchers, Desmond King and Rogers Smith assess the significance of President Obama's election to the White House and the prospects for achieving constructive racial policies for America's future. Offering a fresh perspective on the networks of governing institutions, political groups, and political actors that influence the structure of American racial politics, King and Smith identify three distinct periods of opposing racial policy coalitions in American history. The authors investigate how today's alliances pit color-blind and race-conscious approaches against one another, contributing to political polarization and distorted policymaking. Contending that President Obama has so far inadequately confronted partisan divisions over race, the authors call for all sides to recognize the need for a balance of policy measures if America is to ever cease being a nation divided. Presenting a powerful account of American political alliances and their contending racial agendas, Still a House Divided sheds light on a policy path vital to the country's future.