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Making Americans

Immigration, Race, and the Origins of the Diverse Democracy

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$50.00 • £40.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674008120

Publication Date: 06/15/2002

Short

400 pages

5-11/16 x 8-15/16 inches

16 tables

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  • Introduction
  • I. Immigrant America
    • Immigration and American Political Development
    • A Less Intelligent Class? The Dillingham Commission and the New Immigrants
  • II. Defining Americans
    • “The Fire of Patriotism”: Americanization and U.S. Identity
    • “Frequent Skimmings of the Dross”: Building an American Race?
    • “A Very Serious National Menace”: Eugenics and Immigration
  • III. Legislating Americans
    • Enacting National Origins: The Johnson-Reed Immigration Act (1924)
    • “A Slur on Our Citizenry”: Dismantling National Origins: The 1965 Act
  • IV. Legacies
    • After Americanization: Ethnic Politics and Multiculturalism
    • The Diverse Democracy
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Index

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