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Almost All Aliens : Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity - Paul Spickard

Almost All Aliens

Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity

Hardcover Published: 14th August 2007
ISBN: 9780415935920
Number Of Pages: 744

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Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of immigration that has always existed in the United States. His astute study illustrates the complex relationship between ethnic identity and race, slavery, and colonial expansion. Examining not only the lives of those who crossed the Atlantic, but also those who crossed the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the North American Borderlands, Almost All Aliens provides a distinct, inclusive analysis of immigration and identity in the United States from 1600 until the present.

For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Almost All Aliens companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/almostallaliens.

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Immigration, Race, Ethnicity, Colonialismp. 1
Beyond Ellis Island-How Not to Think about Immigration Historyp. 4
Not Assimilation But Race Makingp. 11
Words Matterp. 25
Colliding Peoples in Eastern North America, 1600-1780p. 29
In the Beginning There Were Indiansp. 30
There Goes the Neighborhood: European Incursion and "Settlement"p. 36
A Mixed Multitude: European Migrantsp. 48
Out of Africap. 62
Merging Peoples, Blending Culturesp. 76
An Anglo-American Republic? Racial Citizenship, 1760-1860p. 79
Slavery and Antislavery in the Era of the American Revolutionp. 80
Free White Persons: Defining Membershipp. 89
Playing Indian: White Appropriations of Native American Symbols and Identitiesp. 91
European Immigrantsp. 94
Issues in European Migrationp. 115
Nativismp. 121
Were the Irish Ever Not White?p. 124
The Border Crossed Us: Euro-Americans Take the Continent, 1830-1900p. 129
U.S. Colonial Expansion across North Americap. 130
Taking the Mexican Northlandsp. 144
Racial Replacementp. 153
East from Asiap. 157
Slave and Citizenp. 166
Colonialism and Race Makingp. 169
The Great Wave, 1870-1930p. 171
From New Sources and Old, to America and Backp. 173
Making a Multiethnic Working Class in the Westp. 207
Cementing Hierarchy: Issues and Interpretations, 1870-1930p. 227
How They Lived and Workedp. 227
Gender and Migrationp. 233
Angles of Entryp. 238
Making Jim Crow in the Southp. 243
Making Racial and Ethnic Hierarchy in the Northp. 246
Empire and Race Makingp. 252
Law, Race, and Immigrationp. 257
Racialist Pseudoscience and Its Offspringp. 262
Anti-Immigrant Movementsp. 273
Interpretive Issuesp. 282
White People's America, 1924-1965p. 291
Recruiting Citizensp. 291
Recruiting Guest Workersp. 298
Indians or Citizens?p. 309
World War IIp. 314
Cracks in White Hegemonyp. 327
Racial Fairness and the Immigration Act of 1965p. 337
New Migrants from New Places Since 1965p. 341
Some Migrants We Knowp. 344
From Asiap. 346
From the Americasp. 369
From Europep. 380
From Africap. 382
Continuing Involvements Abroadp. 386
Redefining Membership Amid Multiplicity Since 1965p. 391
Immigration Reform, Again and Againp. 391
Panethnic Powerp. 395
Disgruntled White Peoplep. 411
New Issues in a New Erap. 419
Epilogue: Future Uncertain Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Centuryp. 429
Projecting the Futurep. 429
Immigration Issuesp. 431
Reprisep. 462
Appendicesp. 465
Chronology of Immigration and Naturalization Laws and Decisionsp. 467
Tablesp. 477
Notesp. 519
Illustration Permission Acknowledgmentsp. 667
Also by Paul Spickardp. 671
Indexp. 673
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ISBN: 9780415935920
ISBN-10: 041593592X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 744
Published: 14th August 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.49
Edition Number: 1