Immigrants in American History by Elliott Robert Barkan
Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration (4 Volume Set)

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Few topics inspire such debate among American citizens as the issue of immigration in the United States. Yet, it is the steady influx of foreigners into America over 400 years that has shaped the social character of the United States, and has favorably positioned this country for globalization.

Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration is a chronological study of the migration of various ethnic groups to the United States from 1500 to the present day. This multivolume collection explores dozens of immigrant populations in America and delves into major topical issues affecting different groups across time periods. For example, the first author of the collection profiles African Americans as an example of the effects of involuntary migrations. A cross-disciplinary approach—derived from the contributions of leading scholars in the fields of history, sociology, cultural development, economics, political science, law, and cultural adaptation—introduces a comparative analysis of customs, beliefs, and character among groups, and provides insight into the impact of newcomers on American society and culture.


About Elliott Robert Barkan

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ELLIOTT ROBERT BARKAN is Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Bernardino, where his teaching and research focus primarily on comparative and interdisciplinary approaches to American ethnicity. Since 1985, he has been Book Review Editor of the "Journal of American Ethnic History", and he is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Immigration History Society. His previous books include "Asian and Pacific Islander Migration to the United States: A Model of New Global Patterns" (Greenwood, 1992), and "And Still They Come: Immigrants and American Society, 1920 to the 1990s" (1996).
Published January 17, 2013 by ABC-CLIO. 1931 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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