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American Dreaming, Global Realities: Rethinking U.S. Immigration History (Statue of Liberty Ellis Island)

University of Illinois Press

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ISBN 10: 0252030648 / ISBN 13: 9780252030642
Published by University of Illinois Press, 2006
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Title: American Dreaming, Global Realities: ...

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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An introduction to the best from the new directions in U.S. immigration history Representing a selection of the finest new research on immigration, American Dreaming, Global Realities explores the ways in which immigrant lives and those of their children are shaped by transnational bonds, globalization, family ties, and personal choice, and the ways in which they engender a sense of belonging and a sense of themselves as "Americans." American Dreaming, Global Realities considers a plurality of very specific historical, economic, regional, familial, and cultural contexts. This history reveals resistance and accommodation, both persistent older traditions and Americanization, plus the creation of new cultural forms blending old and new. The twenty-two interdisciplinary essays included in this collection explore the intricate overlapping of race, class, and gender on ethnic identity and on American citizenship.

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"Ruiz and Gabaccia demonstrate clearly why they are such important leaders in this field. In addition to their own fine scholarly contributions,

"This fine collection draws together diverse works that illuminate major themes in recent immigration scholarship. . . . As this nation debates immigration policy, this collection can help us see how past policies developed and how they affected those peoples whose dreams included America."--"Annals of ""Iowa "

"This fine collection draws together diverse works that illuminate major themes in recent immigration scholarship. . . . As this nation debates immigration policy, this collection can help us see how past policies developed and how they affected those peoples whose dreams included America."--Annals of Iowa

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