Anti-immigration in the United States : a historical encyclopedia / Kathleen R. Arnold, editor.Material type: TextSeries: Gale virtual reference libraryPublisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (2 v.) : illISBN: 9780313375224 (electronic book)Subject(s): Public opinion -- United States -- History -- Encyclopedias | Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- EncyclopediasAdditional physical formats: No titleDDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6450 | .A67 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Description based on print version record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
v. 1. A-R -- v. 2. S-Z.
Covers major historical periods and relevant concepts, as well as discussions of various anti-immigration stances. Leading figures and groups in the anti-immigration movements of the past and present are also explored.
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CHOICE Review"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free," wrote Emma Lazarus in 1883. Engraved on the Statue of Liberty, these words capture the abiding civic belief that the US is a nation open to all immigrants. Always evident, however, has been a tension concerning the details of such an idealistic immigration policy. In fact, the anti-immigrant impulse is as old as the republic itself and continues with robust fervor today. "This encyclopedia," writes editor Arnold, "serves an important role in informing readers not only about current anti-immigration ideas, events, policies, and figures, but also about the history of anti-immigration sentiment throughout American history." The work includes about 200 brief entries written by more than 100 contributors. Arranged alphabetically from "African Americans and Immigration" to "Zoot-Suit Riots," this set also features a brief introduction, three essays on US immigration policy, eight statistical tables, a select bibliography, and a thorough index. A separate volume features some 50 primary documents. The editor accurately notes that this encyclopedia should be seen as "not only a history of events--with a clear chronology--but also a history of ideas." Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates through researchers/faculty; general readers. T. Walch emeritus, Hoover Presidential Library
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Kathleen R. Arnold is currently visiting professor at DePaul University, Chicago, IL.