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Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin


Providing an interdisciplinary and global perspective on immigration to the United States, this book represents an important step forward in the development of immigration studies. The book aims to help redirect thinking on the subject of immigration by giving a summary of the current state of immigration studies and a coherent new perspective that emphasizes the international dimensions of the immigrant experience from the time of the slave trade to present-day movements of Asian and Latin American peoples. This book challenges ethnocentric American or European perspectives on immigration, di ... More

Keywords: immigration, United States, immigration studies, slave trade, American national character, human capital theory, ethnic group achievement, immigration restriction

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Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780195055108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Virginia Yans-McLaughlin, editor

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