By Roger Daniels
"Once i presumed to put in writing a historical past of the immigrants in the United States. Then i found that the immigrants were American history," wrote historian Oscar Handlin. Immigrants and generations in their descendants have outlined the yank kingdom from its starting and proceed to supply America's attribute range, representing essentially each race, nationality, faith, and ethnic staff around the globe. a few immigrants got here to the recent global looking for financial achieve. Others have been introduced in chains. nonetheless others discovered shelter in the United States from non secular or ethnic persecution.
This single-volume encyclopedia contains greater than three hundred entries, protecting a number of elements of immigration heritage and policy:
* ethnic teams, together with census and immigration records, significant classes of immigration and parts of payment, principal faith, and ancient background
* key immigration laws, similar to the chinese language Exclusion Act, Immigration Act of 1990, and Refugee Act of 1980
* phrases and ideas, together with eco-friendly card, quota approach, citizen, naturalization, photograph brides, and nativism
* different types of immigrants, together with refugees, indentured servants, young children, and exiles
* immigration stations: Angel Island, fortress backyard, and Ellis Island * spiritual teams and church buildings, equivalent to Amish, Huguenots, Muslims, and japanese ceremony churches
* extra examining lists and cross-references stick with each one entry
An introductory essay presents a cogent review of the whole scope of the e-book. greater than a hundred and fifty pictures and illustrations supplement the entries. Statistical packing containers complement the articles with key details. an inventory of immigration, ethnic, and refugee organisations; a consultant to additional examine that incorporates books, museums, and internet sites; and an in depth chronology finish this beneficial source for learn in American background, ethnic and multicultural reports, and genealogy.
Oxford's pupil partners to American heritage are cutting-edge references for college and residential, in particular designed and written for a long time 12 via grownup. each one e-book is a concise yet accomplished A-to-Z advisor to a tremendous old interval or subject matter in U.S. historical past, with articles on key matters and sought after participants. The authors--distinguished students recognized of their components of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, up to date, and available. specific beneficial properties contain an introductory part on how you can use the booklet, extra interpreting lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.
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