By Reed Ueda (editor)
A better half to American Immigration is an authoritative choice of unique essays via top students at the significant themes and issues underlying American immigration history.Focuses at the most crucial classes in American Immigration background: the commercial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing period (Cold battle to the present)Provides an in-depth remedy of principal topics, together with financial conditions, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilationIncludes an introductory essay by way of the amount editor.
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