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Author Issitt, Micah L., author

Title Immigration / Micah L. Issitt
Published Amenia, NY : Grey House Publishing, [2018]
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Series Opinions throughout history
Opinions throughout history.
Contents Publisher's note -- Introduction -- Historical timeline. -- 1. From immigration to sovereigns: the United States before nationhood -- 2. Becoming American: the naturalization process (1790-1798) -- 3. Friends and enemies: immigration and national security collide (1798) -- 4. The green menace: the Know-Nothings and the Nativist Movement (1800-1850s) -- 5. Marrying citizenship: women and immigrants' rights (1850-1855) -- 6. Encouraging immigration:the Civil War and the nation's first and only: pro-immigration period (1860-1864) -- 7. The color of citizenship: post-war immigration policy (1870-1875) -- 8. The east in the west: railroads, coolies, and racism (1800-1868) -- 9. The Chinese problem goes federal: racism becomes Federal law (1860-1890) -- 10. Centralizing immigration policy: the birth of the INS (1824-1891) -- 11. Symbolizing immigration: the Federal Immigration Centers (1892-1910) -- 12. The undesirables: eugenics and economics in immigrant exclusion policies (1840-1917) -- 13. The war on anarchy: the anarchist exclusion and Turner v. Williams (1886-1917) -- 14. The immigration race: World War I and the Immigration Act of 1917 -- 15. The end of mass migration: the beginning of the quota system (1920-1925) -- 16. Down Mexico way: Mexican repatriation and the Great Depression (1929-1939) -- 17. America's favored Asians: Chinese exclusion and Japanese internment (1941-1945) -- 18. America's reluctant humanitarianism: refugees during and after World War II (1937-1950) -- 19. The last of western civilization: the Cold War and the McCarran-Walter Act (1950-1958) -- 20. Opportunity and exploitation: the Bracero Program (1917-1964) -- 21. Liberty and progress: Hart-Celler and the end of America's racial engineering (1960-1965) -- 22. Cold war refugees: the South Asian and Cuban refugee crises (1975-1980) -- 23. Aliens are out there: changing attitudes on immigration -- 24. Immigrant rights and welfare: immigrant children and the Sanctuary Movement (1980-1990) -- 25. The end of the Cold War: immigration law and diversity -- 26. Terrorism gets in the way: immigration and the Latino conservative movement -- 27. Immigration in the age of fear: from ICE to NSEERS to Islamophobia (2001-2008) -- 28. The great wall of America: the border wall debate -- 29. The American dreamers: the dreamers and DACA (2012-2018) -- 30. The fight for American ideology: the travel ban and American religious identity (2016-2018) -- 31. Open or closed: immigration and globalization -- Primary & secondary sources -- Glossary -- Historical snapshots -- Bibliography
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on title page of print version
Subject Emigration and immigration law -- United States -- Sources.
National characteristics, American -- Sources.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- Sources.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1786849488
9781786849489 (electronic version)