Aristide R. Zolberg is Walter Eberstadt Professor of Political Science at the New School for Social Research.
Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. From Empire to Republic 3. An Acquisitive Upstart 4. The American System 5. Tocqueville's Footnote 6. Seward's Other Follies 7. "An Intelligent and Effective Restriction" 8. A Nation Like the Others 9. The Ambiguitites of Reform 10. The Elusive Quest of Coherence 11. Why the Gates Were not Shut Conclusion: Natural Design in a Globalizing World Appendix: Immigration Graphs Notes Index