One of America's greatest resources is its diverse population of immigrants. Albert Einstein, Irving Berlin and Madeline Albright are just a few of the many people who came to the United States, enriching our country in the process. Coming to America examines the history of immigration in the United States, from colonial times to modern days.
For more than four hundred years, people have come to the United States from all over the world. Daniels examines the different waves of migration over the years, from the British in the seventeenth century to immigrants from the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. Chapters on the role of ethnicity and race in America, immigration laws and the effect of globalization on the country provide a fuller picture of the immigration experience. Coming to America is a must-read for students, researchers and anyone who is interested in finding out more about their own immigrant ancestors.
Roger Daniels is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA. He has written widely about Asian Americans and immigration. Among his most recent books are Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924; Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present (with Otis Graham); and American Immigration: A Student Companion.
"From almost every corner of the globe, in numbers great and small, America has drawn people whose contributions are as varied as their origins. Historians have spent much of the last generation investigating the separate pieces of that great story. Now historian Roger Daniels has crafted a work that does justice to the whole." -- San Francisco Chronicle--San Francisco ChronicleBinding Type:
8.02h x 5.32w x 1.37d