|Author||James Ciment and John Radzilowski|
|File size||16.4 MB|
|Category||Encyclopedia and Dictionary|
The entries are informed by recent scholarship and are written in a style that is appropriate for upper division high school students, undergraduates, and interested lay readers. Examining this encyclopedia makes it clear that successive waves of immigration have been essential to the development of the United States. The set also portrays immigration as a multifaceted phenomenon with complex ramifications that can be viewed from multiple perspectives. It is a compliment to the editors and their contributors that American Immigration... does so in a factual, scholarly fashion providing readers a valuable source for further study and understanding. This encyclopedia should find its way on to the shelves of college and high school libraries as well as many public libraries where there is interest.
Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject.
Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.