Combining the insight of two-dozen expert contributors to examine key figures, events, and policies over 200 years of U.S. immigration history, this work illuminates the foundations of the ethnic and socioeconomic makeup of our nation.
* 45 entries covering such issues as the Alien and Sedition Acts, asylees, immigration and customs enforcement, immigration and religion, and U.S.-Mexico border relations
* Contributions from an international collaborative of 24 scholars from the social and human sciences
* A timeline
* Entry-specific bibliographies and a lengthy general bibliography