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Author Seller, Maxine, 1935-

Title To seek America : a history of ethnic life in the United States / Maxine Seller
Published Englewood, N.J. : J. S. Ozer, [1977]
©1977

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Description x, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1 Ethnicity: What Is It? Why Is It -- Important? I -- What Is An Ethnic Community? -- Origins of Ethnic Communities -- Ethnicity-A "Neglected Dimension" -- Why Ethnic History? -- 2 Beginnings- Ethnic Communities in the -- English Colonies 14 -- Peopling the Colonies -- From Europe to America -- Continuity-and Change -- Ethnic Institutions-The Family -- The Ethnic Church -- Education and As similation -- Conclusion: On the Eve of the Revolution -- 3 Interaction: The Ethnics and the English -- to 1800 39 -- Prejudice and Discrimination -- Common Experiences: The Great Awakening -- Common Experi ences: Politics -- The French and Indian War -- The Revolution -- Immigration and the New Republic -- 4 New Frontiers: Rural and Urban -- America 58 -- Immigration Again -- Europeans in Motion -- The Magnetism of the United States -- Moving West -- Other Occupations -- The Urban Frontier -- Pauperism, Crime, and Vice -- 5 An American Style Emerges: The Common -- Man, The Common School, The -- Common Culture 82 -- Democracy and Protestantism -- Manifest Destiny -- The Age of the Common Man-The Democratization -- of Politics -- Immigrants as Reformers -- Immigrants and Utopias -- Immigrants as Objects of Reform -- The Schools as Battlegrounds -- Nativism-Its Rise and Fall -- 6 The Urban Ghetto: Immigrants in -- Industrial America, 1880-1924 104 -- Immigration at the Turn of the Century -- Entering the Economy -- The Urban Ghetto -- The Industrial Ghetto-A World of Change -- Work -- The Worker s Response -- 7 Progressive America: Home, School, and -- Neighborhood 124 -- Immigration and Family Life -- The Immigrant Woman -- The Immigrant Child -- Success and Failure-Two Case Histories -- Outside Help -- Books, Schools, and "Progressive" Education -- The Immigrant and the Progressive -- 8 Building a Community: Ethnic Institutions, -- 1820-1924 147 -- The Neighborhood vs. the Community -- Informal Institutions-Information and -- Companionship -- The Lodge -- Economic SeWf-Help -- Religious Institutions -- The Ethnic School -- Cultural Institutions, Adult Education, and -- Athletics -- Nationalist Societies -- Contributions of the Ethnic Community -- 9 Words and Feelings: The Ethnic Press, -- Theater, and Literature, 1820-1972 172 -- A Torrent of Words -- The Ethnic Press -- The Theater -- "Poetry, Autobiography, Satire -- Ethnic Fiction -- A Viking in America -- 10 Closing the Gates: Nativism and -- Restrictionism, 1880-1924 198 -- New Doubts and Fears -- Exclusion of the Chinese and Japanese -- The Depression of the 1890's -- Violence Against Southern and Eastern -- European Ethnics -- The New Century -- Racism -- World War I and "100% Americanism" -- The Red Scare -- The National Origins Quota -- 11 Continuity and Change: The Second and -- Third Generations, 1924-1960 220 -- Some Things Changed-Language and Life Style -- Some Things Survived-Family Life, Neighborhoods, -- Jobs -- The Ethnic Community -- Ethnicity and Social Mobility -- Ethnic America at Midcentury -- 12 Still They Come: Immigration -- After 1924 244 -- Mexican-Americans-One of the Oldest and Newest -- Ethnic Communities -- Other Nonquota Immigrants -- The Puerto Ricans -- The Refugees -- Re.sults of Twentieth Century Immigration -- 13 The New Ethnicity 272 -- Why the Ethnic Revival? -- New Leadership, New Activism -- The Cultural Renaissance -- Achievements -- Problems -- "Middle America" -- Whites and Blacks-The Urban Battlefield -- New Directions -- "7o Seek America"
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [295]-318
Subject Minorities -- United States -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
LC no. 77008248
ISBN 0891981179
0891981187 (paperback)