Immigrants in American History

Immigrants in American History

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Few topics inspire such debate among American citizens as the issue of immigration in the United States. Yet, it is the steady influx of foreigners into America over 400 years that has shaped the social character of the United States, and has favorably positioned this country for globalization. Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration is a chronological study of the migration of various ethnic groups to the United States from 1500 to the present day. This multivolume collection explores dozens of immigrant populations in America and delves into major topical issues affecting different groups across time periods. For example, the first author of the collection profiles African Americans as an example of the effects of involuntary migrations. A cross-disciplinary approacha€”derived from the contributions of leading scholars in the fields of history, sociology, cultural development, economics, political science, law, and cultural adaptationa€”introduces a comparative analysis of customs, beliefs, and character among groups, and provides insight into the impact of newcomers on American society and culture.Portuguese communities were established in areas of New Jersey, with the most notable new one located in Newark, and particularly the ... and the first non- territorial Portuguese parish established in the United States outside of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, or California was ... Virtually none of these immigrants went to Hawaia#39;i, a previous destination of high immigration. ... This limited integration and increasing integration actually permitted renewed pride in Portuguese ancestry.

Title:Immigrants in American History
Author:Elliott Robert Barkan
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2013-01-17


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