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Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life

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Roger Daniels, Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life, © 1990, Harper Perennial, New York, Soft cover, 450 Pages, 0-06-092100-5, 973.04--dc20.

Encyclopedic in scope, yet lively and provocative. Coming to America in one of those rare books that will serve experts and the general public equally well -- San Francisco Chronicle (On front cover)

Synopsis: A leading expert's lavishly illustrated, comprehensive, and definitive study of immigration -- up-to-date and engrossing.

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Subjects:

  1. Ethnology -- United States -- History
  2. United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History
  3. Immigrants -- United States -- History.

CONTENTS

  • Tables, Charts, and Maps ix
  • Acknowledgments xi

Part I:

  • Colonial America
  • Overseas Migration from Europe
  • English Immigrants in America: Virginia, Maryland, and New England
  • Slavery and Immigrants from Africa
  • Other Europeans in Colonial America
  • Ethnicity and Race in American Life

Part II:

  • The Century of Immigration (1820-1924)
  • Pioneers of the Century of Immigration: Irish, Germans, and Scandinavians
  • From the Mediterranean: Italians, Greeks, Arabs, and Armenians
  • Eastern Europeans: Poles, Jews, and Hungarians
  • Minorities from Other Regions: Chinese, Japanese, and French Canadians
  • The Triumph of Nativism

Part III:

  • Modern Times
  • Migration in Prosperity, Depression, and War, 1921-1945
  • From the New World: Mexicans and Puerto Ricans
  • Changing the Rules: Immigration Law, 1948-1980
  • The New Asian Immigrants
  • Caribbeans, Central Americans, and Soviet Jews
  • The 1980s and Beyond

 

  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

TABLES, CHARTS, AND MAPS

Tables

  • "Berkeley School" Estimates of Central Mexican Population, 1519-1605
  • European Population, 1600-2000
  • Estimated Slave Imports into the Americas, 1451-1870
  • National or Linguistic Stocks in the United States, 1790
  • Immigrants by Region of Last Residence, 1820-1920
  • Immigration to the United States, 1820-1924
  • Rate of Immigration per Thousand, 1820-1924
  • Foreign Born as a Percentage of Population, 1850-1920
  • Immigrants from Ireland, 1820-1924
  • Immigrants from Germany, 1820-1924
  • Immigrants from Scandinavia, 1820-1920
  • Danish Emigrants with Occupation, 1868-1900
  • Emigrant Ports, 1907
  • European Immigration to the United States, by Country, 1901-1910
  • Italian Immigration to the United States, 1820-1920
  • Immigrants from Greece and Turkey, 1820-1920
  • Country of Origin, Polish Mother Tongue, 1910 Census
  • Foreign-born White and Foreign White Stock, by Mother Tongue, from Russia, Austria, Germany, and Hungary, 1910
  • Seven Leading Polish American Population Centers, 1905 and 1920
  • Country of Origin, Yiddish or Hebrew "Mother Tongue," 1910 Census
  • Chinese in the Contiguous United States, 1870-1930
  • Japanese in the Contiguous United States, 1900-1930
  • French Canadians in the United States, 1890-1920
  • Immigration and Emigration, 1921-1945
  • Immigration and Emigration, by Period, 1921-1945
  • Immigration, by Period and Region, 1921-1945
  • Puerto Ricans in New York City and the United States, 1950-1980
  • Persons Admitted as Refugees, 1945-1980
  • Preference Systems: 1952 and 1965 Immigration Acts
  • Numbers and Categories of Immigrants Admitted, 1977 and 1980
  • Number of Refugees and Asylees Admitted, 1981-1985
  • Asian American Population, by Major Ethnic Group, 1940-1980
  • Filipinos in the United States, 1960-1990
  • Asian Indians in the United States, 1970-1990
  • Koreans in the United States, 1970-1990
  • Estimate of Hispanic Population, by Origin, 1987
  • Estimate of Hispanic Population, by State, 1987
  • Legal Immigration to the United States, 1981-1990
  • Foreign Born as a Percentage of Total Population, 1910-1980

CHARTS

  • Age and Sex Distribution of Chinese Americans, 1920
  • Age and Sex Distribution of Japanese Americans, 1920
  • Legal Immigration to the United States, by Region, 1831-1984
  • Applicants for Amnesty, 1986-1988

MAPS

  • Major Immigration Streams to ca. 1820
  • Major Immigration Streams from ca. 1820 to 1914
  • Major Immigration Streams from 1941 to 1987

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control No.: 89046524
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Daniels, Roger.
  • Main Title: Coming to America : a history of immigration and ethnicity in American life / Roger Daniels.
  • Edition Information: 1st ed.
  • Published/Created: New York, NY : HarperCollins, c1990.
  • Description: xii, 450 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • ISBN: 0060160985 (cloth) : $29.95 ($39.95 Can.)
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-431) and index.
  • Subjects: Ethnology --United States --History. Immigrants --United States --History. United States --Emigration and immigration --History.
  • LC Classification: E184.A1 D26 1990
  • Dewey Class No.: 973/.04 20
  • Geographic Area Code: n-us---
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