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The Resource A nation of immigrants, Susan F. Martin

A nation of immigrants, Susan F. Martin

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A nation of immigrants
Title
A nation of immigrants
Statement of responsibility
Susan F. Martin
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Immigration makes America what it is and is formative for what it will become. America was settled by three different models of immigration, all of which persist to the present. The Virginia Colony largely equated immigration with the arrival of laborers, who had few rights. Massachusetts welcomed those who shared the religious views of the founders but excluded those whose beliefs challenged the prevailing orthodoxy. Pennsylvania valued pluralism, becoming the most diverse colony in religion, language, and culture. This book traces the evolution of these three models of immigration as they explain the historical roots of current policy debates and options. Arguing that the Pennsylvania model has best served the country, the final chapter makes recommendations for future immigration reform. Given the highly controversial nature of immigration in the United States, this book provides thoughtful analysis, valuable to both academic and policy audiences"Provided by publisher
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DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6450
LC item number
.M366 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
A nation of immigrants, Susan F. Martin
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Introduction; 2. 'Gentlemen, tradesmen, serving-men, libertines'; 3. 'A city upon a hill'; 4. 'The seed of the nation'; 5. Immigration and the formation of the republic; 6. Building a nation: 1830-1880; 7. The golden door: 1880-1917; 8. The triumph of restrictionism: 1882-1924; 9. Turning inward: 1924-1964; 10. 'A nation of immigrants': 1965-1994; 11. A nation of refuge; 12. The Pennsylvania model at risk: 1993-2009; 13. Looking ahead
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
viii, 335 p.
Isbn
9780521734455
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010031630
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)635479941

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