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Race and Racism in the U.S.: Immigrants and Ethnic Groups

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For many more resources on American ethnic groups see the American Immigration History guide.


American Ethnic Geography: A Selected Bibliography of the Ethnic and Cultural Geography of the United States and Canada
Kilpinen, Jan T.
Immigration Issues: A Bibliography
Topical list of books and government documents dealing with American immigration issues.

Basic Resources

Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930
Online collection of approximately 1,800 books and pamphlets as well as 9,000 photographs, 200 maps and 13,000 pages from Harvard manuscript and archival collections. Emphasis on 19th century materials. An amazing resource!
Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups
Edited by Stephan Thernstrom. Cambridge, Mass., Belnap Press, 1980.
"A guide to the history, culture, and distinctive characteristics of the more than 100 ethnic groups who live in the United States."
Dana Call Number: REF E184 .A1H35
Encyclopedia of American Immigration
James Ciment, Immanuel Ness, editors. Armonk, N.Y., M.E. Sharpe, 2000. 4 vols.
Immigration history; immigration issues (causes, demographics, acculturation, laws and legislation, politics, economics, etc.); and immigration documents (laws, treaties, court cases, reports, etc.).Volumes 3 and 4 contain articles on specific immigrant groups in America.
Dana Ref JV6465 .E53 2000
New Americans: A Guide to Immigration Since 1965
Edited by Mary C. Waters and Reed Ueda. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard Universtiy Press, 2007.
Account of changes in American demographics since the major changes in immigation law after 1965, including the new waves of immigratns from non-European countries. Chapters on immigration law and policy, refugees, unauthorized migrants, racial and ethnic identity, assimilation, nationalization, economy, politics, religion, education, family relations, and immigration from specific countries and areas.
Dana Ref JV6455 .N49 2007

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