"A Companion to American Immigration" is an authoritative collection of original essays by leading scholars on the major topics and themes underlying American immigration history. It focuses on the two most important periods in American Immigration history: the Industrial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing Era (Cold War to the present). It provides an in-depth treatment of central themes, including economic circumstances, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation. It includes an introductory essay by the volume editor.
Reed Ueda is Professor of History at Tufts University. He is the author of Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History (1994).
Notes on Contributors. Introduction (Reed Ueda). Part I: Policy and Politics. 1. A Nation of Immigrants and a Gatekeeping Nation: American Immigration Law and Policy (Erika Lee). 2. Naturalization and Nationality (Irene Bloemraad and Reed Ueda). 3. Immigration and Ethnic Politics (James J. Connolly). 4. Immigrant Transnationals and US Foreign Relations (Xiao-Huang Yin and Peter H. Hoehn). 5. Bodies from Abroad: Immigration, Health, and Disease (Alan M. Kraut). 6. The Politics of Immigration and the Rise of the Migration State: Comparative and Historical Perspectives (James F. Hollifield). Part II: Ethnicity, Race, and Nation. 7. Ethnic and Racial Identity (Marilyn Halter). 8. Nativism and Prejudice Against Immigrants (Tyler Anbinder). 9. Assimilation and American National Identity (Michael R. Olneck). 10. Internationalization and Transnationalization (David Gerber). 11. Immigration and Race Relations (Jeffrey Melnick). Part III: Population and Society. 12. Demography and American Immigration (Michael S. Teitelbaum). 13. Gender and Immigration (Suzanne M. Sinke). 14. Immigrant Residential and Mobility Patterns (Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller). 15. Characteristics of Immigrants to the United States: 1820-2003 (Guillermina Jasso and Mark R. Rosenzweig). 16. Marriage Patterns in Historical Perspective: Gender and Ethnicity (Robert McCaa, Albert Esteve, and Clara Cortina). Part IV: Economy and Society. 17. Immigrant Social Mobility and the Historian (Kenneth A. Scherzer). 18. Labor and Immigration History: First Principles (Leon Fink). 19. Immigration in the Economy: Development and Enterprise (Nian-Sheng Huang). 20. Immigrants in the American Housing Market (Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller). Part V: Culture and Community. 21. Immigration and American Diversity: Food for Thought (Donna R. Gabaccia). 22. Immigration and Language (Nancy C. Carnevale). 23. Immigration and Education in the United States (Paula S. Fass). 24. Religion and Ethnicity (John McClymer). 25. Mutual Aid Societies and Fraternal Orders (Daniel Soyer). Index.