Major Problems In American Immigration History by Mae NgaiMajor Problems In American Immigration History by Mae Ngai

Major Problems In American Immigration History

byMae Ngai, Jon Gjerde

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Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in American history. The collection of essays and documents in MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN IMMIGRATION HISTORY explores themes such as the political and economic forces that cause immigration; the alienation and uprootedness that often follow relocation; and the difficult questions of citizenship and assimilation. This text presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow readers to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Each chapter includes introductions, source notes, and suggested readings.
Mae M. Ngai, Professor of History and Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies, is a U.S. legal and political historian interested in questions of immigration, citizenship, and nationalism. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1998 and taught at the University of Chicago before returning to Columbia in 2006. Ngai i...
Title:Major Problems In American Immigration HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 8.9 × 6.3 × 1.1 inPublished:September 28, 2011Publisher:Wadsworth PublishingLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: APPROACHES TO U.S. IMMIGRATION HISTORY.ESSAYS.Oscar Handlin, "Immigration Portrayed As an Experience of Uprootedness"; John Bodnar , "Immigration Portrayed As an Experience of Transplantation"; Kathleen Neils Conzen, David A. Gerber, Ewa Morawska, George E. Pozzetta, and Rudolph J. Vecoli, "The Invention of Ethnicity in theUnited States"; Donna Gabaccia, "Immigrant Women: Nowhere At Home?"; George J. Sanchez, "Race, Nation, and Culture in Recent Immigration Studies"; Matthew Frye Jacobson, "More 'Trans-,' Less 'National.'" CHAPTER 2: SETTLERS, SERVANTS, AND SLAVES IN EARLY AMERICA.DOCUMENTS.1. European Claims to America, Circa 1650 2. Alonso Ortiz, a Tanner in Mexico City, Misses His Wife in Spain, 1574 3. Don Antonio de Otermín, Governor of New Mexico, on the Pueblo Revolt, 1680 4. Marie of the Incarnation Finds Clarity in Canada, 1652 5. Elizabeth Sprigs, a Servant, Writes to Her Father in London, 1756 6. William Byrd II, a Land Speculator, Promotes Immigration to Virginia, 1736 7. Thomas Philip, a Slave Trader, Describes the Middle Passage, 1693 8. Job Recalls Being Taken to Slavery in America, 1731.ESSAYS.Tracy Neal Leavelle, "Religion and Contested Spaces in Colonial North America"; Alison Games, "Adaptation and Survival in the New World." CHAPTER 3: CITIZENSHIP AND MIGRATION BEFORE THE CIVIL WAR.DOCUMENTS.1. Citizenship in the Articles of Confederation, 1781 2. Citizenship and Migration in the United States Constitution, 1787 3. Naturalization Act of 1790 4. An Act Concerning Aliens, 1798 5. New York's Poor Law, 1788 6. Moore v. People Upholds Fugitive Slavery Acts, 1852.ESSAYS.Gerald L. Neuman, "The Open Borders Myth"; William J. Novak, "Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century America." CHAPTER 4: EUROPEAN MIGRATION AND NATIONAL EXPANSION IN THE EARLY NINETEENTH CENTURY.DOCUMENTS.1. Anna Maria Schano Advises Her Family in Germany on Emigration, 1850-1883 2. Irish Describe Effects of the Potato Famine, 1846-1847 3. Irish Immigration and Work Depicted in Song, 1850s 4. Emigrant Runners Work NY Harbor, 1855 5. Samuel F. B. Morse Enumerates the Dangers of the Roman Catholic Immigrant, 1835 6. Portrayals of Immigrants in Political Cartoons, 1850s.ESSAYS.Kevin Kenny, "The Global Irish"; Kathleen Neils Conzen, "German Catholic Immigrants Who Make Their Own America." CHAPTER 5: THE SOUTHWEST BORDERLANDS.1. Stephen Austin Calls For Texas Independence, 1836 2. John O'Sullivan Declares "Boundless Future" Is America's "Manifest Destiny" 3. U.S. Territorial Expansion to 1850 4. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Sets Rights of Mexicans in Ceded Territory, 1848 5. Congress Reports Indian Incursions in the Border Area, 1850 6. The Ballad of Gregario Cortez, 1901.ESSAYS.James F. Brooks, "Negotiating Captivity in the New Mexico Borderlands"; David Montejano, "Anglos Establish Control in Texas." CHAPTER 6: NATIONAL CITIZENSHIP AND FEDERAL REGULATION OF IMMIGRATION.DOCUMENTS.1. U.S. Constitution, Amendment 14, Sec. 1 2. Naturalization Act of 1870, Sec. 7 3. Supreme Court Recognizes Congress's Plenary Power Over Immigration, 1889 4. U.S v. Wong Kim Ark Rules Birthright Citizenship Applies to All Born in United States, 1898 5. Immigration Act of 1917 Lists Excludable Classes 6. Chinese Poetry from Angel Island, 1910s 7. Immigration Station at Ellis Island, New York, c. 1904 8. Immigration Station at Angel Island, San Francisco, c. 1915. ESSAYS.Aristide R. Zolberg, "The Great Wall Against China"; Linda Bosniak, "Divided Citizenships." CHAPTER 7: IMMIGRATION DURING THE ERA OF INDUSTRIALIZATION AND URBANIZATION.DOCUMENTS.1. Mary Antin Describes Life in Polozk and Boston, 1890 2. Jacob Riis Describes the Impoverished Tenements of New York City, 1890 3. George Washington Plunkitt Justifies the Urban Political Machine, 1905 4. Chinatown, U.S.A., 1874-1929 5. John Martin, an American Worker, Does Not Understand the Foreigners in the 1919 Steel Strike 6. Jane Addams on the Settlement as a Factor in the Labor Movement, 18