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.
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)
Provides an in-depth treatment of central themes, including economic circumstances, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation
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 vii Introduction 1 Reed Ueda Part I Policy and Politics 1 A Nation of Immigrants and a Gatekeeping Nation: American Immigration Law and Policy 5 Erika Lee 2 Naturalization and Nationality 36 Irene Bloemraad and Reed Ueda 3 Immigration and Ethnic Politics 58 James J. Connolly 4 Immigrant Transnationals and US Foreign Relations 77 Xiao-huang Yin and Peter H. Koehn 5 Bodies from Abroad: Immigration, Health, and Disease 106 Alan M. Kraut 6 The Politics of Immigration and the Rise of the Migration State: Comparative and Historical Perspectives 132 James F. Hollifield Part II Ethnicity , Race , and Nation 7 Ethnic and Racial Identity 161 Marilyn Halter 8 Nativism and Prejudice Against Immigrants 177 Tyler Anbinder 9 Assimilation and American National Identity 202 Michael R. Olneck 10 Internationalization and Transnationalization 225 David Gerber 11 Immigration and Race Relations 255 Jeffrey Melnick Part III Population and Society 12 Demography and American Immigration 277 Michael S. Teitelbaum 13 Gender and Immigration 289 Suzanne M. Sinke 14 Immigrant Residential and Mobility Patterns 309 Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller 15 Characteristics of Immigrants to the United States: 1820 2003 328 Guillermina Jasso and Mark R. Rosenzweig 16 Marriage Patterns in Historical Perspective: Gender and Ethnicity 359 Robert McCaa, Albert Esteve, and Clara Cortina Part IV Economy and Society 17 Immigrant Social Mobility and the Historian 373 Kenneth A. Scherzer 18 Labor and Immigration History: First Principles 394 Leon Fink 19 Immigration in the Economy: Development and Enterprise 409 Nian-Sheng Huang 20 Immigrants in the American Housing Market 424 Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller Part V Culture and Community 21 Immigration and American Diversity: Food for Thought 443 Donna R. Gabaccia 22 Immigration and Language 471 Nancy C. Carnevale 23 Immigration and Education in the United States 492 Paula S. Fass 24 Religion and Ethnicity 513 John McClymer 25 Mutual Aid Societies and Fraternal Orders 528 Daniel Soyer Index 547