The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity

ISBN : 9780199766031

Ronald H. Bayor
528 ページ
171 x 248 mm
Oxford Handbooks

Scholarship on immigration to America is a coin with two sides: how did America change immigrants, and how did they change America? Were the immigrants uprooted from their ancestral homes, leaving all behind, or were they transplanted, bringing many aspects of their culture with them? Although historians agree with the transplantation concept, the notion of the melting pot, which suggests a complete loss of the immigrant culture, persists in the public mind. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity explores how Americans think of themselves and how science, religion, period of migration, gender, education, politics, and occupational mobility shape both this image and American life. Since the 1965 Immigration Act opened the gates to newer groups, historical writing on immigration and ethnicity has evolved over the years to include numerous immigrant sources and to provide trenchant analyses of American immigration and ethnicity. For the first time, this handbook brings together thirty leading scholars in the field to make sense of all the themes, methodologies, and trends that characterize the debate on American immigration. They examine a wide-range of topics, including pan-ethnicity, whiteness, intermarriage, bilingualism, religion, museum ethnic displays, naturalization, regional mobility, census categorization, immigration legislation and its reception, ethnicity-related crime and gang formation. The Oxford Handbook of American Immigration and Ethnicity explores the idea of assimilation in a multicultural society showing how deeply pan-ethnicity changed American identity over the time.


List of Contributors
Introduction: The Making of America
Ronald H. Bayor

Chapter 1. The Impact of Immigration Legislation in 1882, 1924, 1952, 1965, 1986, 1990 and Present Day Legislative Discussions
David Reimers

Chapter 2. European Migrations
Dirk Hoerder

Chapter 3. Asian Immigration
Hsu, Madeline Y.

Chapter 4. Latino Immigration
Maria Cristina Garcia

Chapter 5. African American Migration from the Colonial Era to the Present
Joe W. Trotter

Chapter 6. Emancipation and Exploitation in Immigrant Women's Lives
Gabaccia, Donna R.

Chapter 7. Protecting America's Borders and the Undocumented Immigrant Dilemma
David Gutierrez

Chapter 8. Acceptance, Rejection,and America's Split Personality
Gary Gerstle

Chapter 9. Race and Citizenship
Gregory T. Carter

Chapter 10. Concepts of Ethnic/Racial Identity and Assimilation in the United States
Richard Alba

Chapter 11. The Role of Whiteness in Ethnic History
David Roediger

Chapter 12. Pan-Ethnic Identities
Yen Le Espiritu

Chapter 13. Intermarriage and the Creation of a New American
Allison Varzally

Chapter 14. Health, Ethnicity, Eugenics and Genetics in the United States
Wendy Kline

Chapter 15. The World of the Immigrant Worker
James Barrett

Chapter 16. Neighborhoods, Immigrants, and Ethnic Americans
Amanda I. Seligman

Chapter 17. The Ethnic Political Impact of Boss Tweed, Fiorello La Guardia, Richard J. Daley, and a Political Leader from a Recent Group
Steven Erie and Vladimir Kogan

Chapter 18. Immigration, Ethnicity, Race and Organized Crime
Will Cooley

Chapter 19. Ethnicity/Race and Educational Mobility in the United States
Stephen Steinberg

Chapter 20. Immigration and Ethnic Diversity in the South, 1980-2010
Mary E. Odem

Chapter 21. Allegiance, Dual Citizenship, and the Ethnic Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy
David Brundage

Chapter 22. Historians and Sociologists Debate Transnationalism
Peter Kivisto

Chapter 23. Written Forms of Communication from Immigrant Letters to Instant Messaging
Suzanne M. Sinke

Chapter 24. Race and Religion: Beyond Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Whites
R. Stephen Warner

Chapter 25. Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in American Film
Steven Carr

Chapter 26. Language Retention, English Only, and Bilingualism
Joshua Fishman

Chapter 27. Melting Pots, Salad Bowls, Ethnic Museums, and American Identity
Steven Conn

Chapter 28. New Approaches in the Teaching of Immigration and Ethnic History in the United States
John Bukowczyk



Ronald H. Bayor is Emeritus Professor of History at Georgia Tech, a former president of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society, and founding editor of the Journal of American Ethnic History. His most recent book is Encountering Ellis Island: How European Immigrants Entered America.