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The Resource Immigration, Micah L. Issitt

Immigration, Micah L. Issitt

Label
Immigration
Title
Immigration
Statement of responsibility
Micah L. Issitt
Title variation
Opinions throughout history: immigration
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume tracks the changing national views on immigration. Historian at-large Micah Issitt traces the path of public opinion and policy on immigration in American history, with each chapter providing insightful commentary on a selected primary source. Drawing from the popular press, key court and legislative battles, speeches, social activism and opinion polls, Opinions Throughout History-Immigration offers readers mixed sources of information woven together to highlight the overall momentum of developing public opinion on this perennial policy issue. As the country grows and expands to accommodate new waves of immigrants, the book explores the tension between welcoming newcomers and seeing their value to the nascent nation and rejecting immigrants and the strains of anti-immigration thought in American society. Issues discussed are historic patterns of immigration from Ellis Island to the Homestead Act, fear of immigration and the Chinese Exclusion Act, racism and immigration law, the establishment of quotas, eminent domain, the War on Terror, displaced persons and refugees as well as border patrol. The volume explores both the polarized opinions and current flashpoints in immigration including the merits of the HB1 visa, the travel ban from predominantly Muslim nations, the proposed border wall and the future of immigrants who came to the US as children. Immigration provides an essential resource for history and social studies research and an accessible commentary on the ways in which immigration opinion and policy have evolved and will continue to evolve. --
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Issitt, Micah L
Dewey number
325.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6450
LC item number
.I87 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Opinions throughout history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • National characteristics, American
Label
Immigration, Micah L. Issitt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From immigration to sovereigns -- Becoming american -- Friends and enemies -- The green menace -- Marrying citizenship -- Encouraging immigration -- The color of citizenship -- The east in the west -- The chinese problem goes federal -- Centralizing immigration policy -- Symbolizing immigration -- The undesirables -- The war on anarchy -- The immigration race -- The end of mass migration -- Down mexico way -- America's favored asians -- America's reluctant humanitarianism -- The last of western civilization -- Opportunity and exploitation -- Liberty and progress -- Cold war refugees -- Aliens are out there -- Immigrant rights and welfare -- The end of the cold War -- Terrorism gets in the way -- Immigration in the age of fear -- The great wall of america -- The american dreamers -- The fight for american ideology -- Open or closed
Control code
on1029829668
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 814 pages
Isbn
9781682177228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029829668
Label
Immigration, Micah L. Issitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From immigration to sovereigns -- Becoming american -- Friends and enemies -- The green menace -- Marrying citizenship -- Encouraging immigration -- The color of citizenship -- The east in the west -- The chinese problem goes federal -- Centralizing immigration policy -- Symbolizing immigration -- The undesirables -- The war on anarchy -- The immigration race -- The end of mass migration -- Down mexico way -- America's favored asians -- America's reluctant humanitarianism -- The last of western civilization -- Opportunity and exploitation -- Liberty and progress -- Cold war refugees -- Aliens are out there -- Immigrant rights and welfare -- The end of the cold War -- Terrorism gets in the way -- Immigration in the age of fear -- The great wall of america -- The american dreamers -- The fight for american ideology -- Open or closed
Control code
on1029829668
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 814 pages
Isbn
9781682177228
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1029829668

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