Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History

Documents and Essays

Author: Jon Gjerde

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395815328

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

View: 656

This unique volume explores such themes as the political and economic forces that cause immigration; the alienation and uprootedness that often follow relocation; and the difficult questions of citizenship and assimilation.

Major Problems in American History

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs,Edward J. Blum,Jon Gjerde

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111343160

Category: History

Page: 546

View: 796

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the MAJOR PROBLEMS IN AMERICAN HISTORY series introduces readers to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This collection serves as a primary anthology for introductory U.S. history, covering the subject's entire chronological span. Comprehensive topical coverage includes politics, economics, labor, gender, culture, and social trends. The Third Edition features greater focus on visual and cultural sources throughout. Several chapters now include images, songs and poems to give readers a better feel for the time period and events under discussion. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, Volume II: Since 1914

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas Paterson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133007546

Category: History

Page: 624

View: 3270

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians and draw their own conclusions about the history of American foreign policy. This text serves as an effective educational tool for courses on U.S. foreign policy, recent U.S. history, or 20th Century U.S. history. Some of the new literature spotlights cultural relations, and the ways in which culturally constructed attitudes about class, gender, race, and national identity have shaped American's perceptions of the world and subsequently its overseas relationships. In this volume, almost one-half of the essays are new, including selections by Laura McEnaney, Michael L. Krenn, Walter A. Hixson, Robert W. Tucker, Erez Manela, Victoria de Grazia, Thomas F. O'Brien, John Lewis Gaddis, Andrew J. Rotter, Chen Jian, Vladislov Zubok, Michelle Mart, Christina Klein, Randall Woods, Jeremi Suri, Carol Eisenberg, Salim Yaquib, Melvyn P. Leffler, Arne Odd Westad, and George C. Herring. This new edition includes expanded coverage of U.S. policy toward the Third World. New selections explore the U.S. presence in Latin America during the interwar era and the Middle East during the early Cold War and the era of detente. Others examine U.S. relations with Southeast Asia prior to U.S. military escalation in the Vietnam War and the negotiations pursued by the Richard Nixon administration to end that conflict. Recently released documents on Ronald Reagan's presidency and the end of the Cold War have also been added. Finally, the last chapter had been revised to focus on the administration of George W. Bush and its response to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, including the on-going wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Major Problems in Asian American History

Author: Lon Kurashige,Alice Yang

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305855604

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 7582

Designed to be the primary anthology or textbook for courses in Asian American history, this collection covers the subject’s entire chronological span. The volume presents a carefully selected group of readings that requires students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Almost All Aliens

Immigration, Race, and Colonialism in American History and Identity

Author: Paul Spickard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135950474

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 3990

Almost All Aliens offers a unique reinterpretation of immigration in the history of the United States. Leaving behind the traditional melting-pot model of immigrant assimilation, Paul Spickard puts forward a fresh and provocative reconceptualization that embraces the multicultural reality of immigration that has always existed in the United States. His astute study illustrates the complex relationship between ethnic identity and race, slavery, and colonial expansion. Examining not only the lives of those who crossed the Atlantic, but also those who crossed the Pacific, the Caribbean, and the North American Borderlands, Almost All Aliens provides a distinct, inclusive analysis of immigration and identity in the United States from 1600 until the present. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Almost All Aliens companion website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/almostallaliens.

Transforming America

Perspectives on U.S. Immigration

Author: Michael C. LeMay

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313396434

Category: Social Science

Page: 807

View: 9719

Utilizing multiple perspectives of related academic disciplines, this three-volume set of contributed essays enables readers to understand the complexity of immigration to the United States and grasp how our history of immigration has made this nation what it is today.

Major Problems in Mexican American History

Documents and Essays

Author: Zaragosa Vargas

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 483

View: 5903

.".. documents the presence of the largest Spanish-speaking Latino subgroup in the United States while it marks its contributions to the nation's life. The primary aim of this volume is to illustrate the Chicano experience from as many vantage points as possible, and with as many Chicano views as possible. The documents and essays gathered (in this book) invite readers to see Chicanos in their everyday life and in their organizational life"--Pref.

Major Problems in American Business History

Documents and Essays

Author: Regina Lee Blaszczyk,Philip Scranton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 521

View: 5269

Designed to encourage critical thinking, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U. S. history. The central theme of this volume asserts that the history of business is inexorably linked to politics and culture. The authors explore specific issues, including foreign policy, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, work, leisure, and technological innovation, as well as high and low culture. Comprehensive coverage includes the entire period from colonial merchants to the globalization of American business. A full chapter focuses on the "business" of slavery in the Old South, while the final chapter addresses the globalization of American business.

Major Problems in American Environmental History

Documents and Essays

Author: Carolyn Merchant

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618308057

Category: History

Page: 559

View: 1669

This volume traces the history of environmental conditions in the United States through the examination of critical issues such as pollution, conservation, and wilderness preservation. The Second Edition of this popular text includes several new essays and documents and pays particular attention to multiculturalism and gender throughout. In order to place American environmental issues in a larger context, the text emphasizes international relations and globalization.

Major Problems in American Indian History

Documents and Essays

Author: Albert L. Hurtado,Peter Iverson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 9640

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings—on topics such as European encounters and contemporary Native American activism—that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Major Problems in American Colonial History

Documents and Essays

Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 465

View: 4692

Introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on topics in US history.

Major Problems in American Women's History

Documents and Essays

Author: Mary Beth Norton,Ruth M. Alexander

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: 9780618122196

Category: History

Page: 520

View: 1726

This text, appropriate for courses in U.S. women's history, presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays.

Major Problems in the History of American Medicine and Public Health

Documents and Essays

Author: John Harley Warner,Janet A. Tighe

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780395954355

Category: Medical

Page: 539

View: 2987

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings on medical history and development that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Major problems in American history since 1945

documents and essays

Author: Robert Griffith,Paula C. Baker

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Div

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 543

View: 6323

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. This reader serves as the primary anthology for the introductory survey course, covering the subject's entire chronological span. Comprehensive topical coverage includes the Cold War, the cultural and political movements of the 60s, the return of conservatism, life in the new information age, and race and ethnicity. In the Third Edition, greater emphasis is placed on social and cultural history, and a new chapter focuses on 9/11, the war on terror, and the war in Iraq. Key pedagogical elements of the Major Problems format have been retained: 14–15 chapters per volume, chapter introductions, headnotes, and suggested readings. New! A new chapter on democracy and civic life in the age of information considers the roles of media, cyberspace, and spin in the American political landscape from the 90s to the present. New! Coverage of race and ethnicity over the past ten years is highlighted in a new chapter. New! A new chapter on the economy of the 1990s examines shifting markets and socioeconomic groups, as well as the effects of technology on business during the economic boom at the end of the twentieth century.

Major Problems in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era

Documents and Essays

Author: Leon Fink

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618042555

Category: History

Page: 485

View: 7194

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings—on topics such as American capitalism and the Great War—that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Major Problems in American History: Since 1865

Author: Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman,Jon Gjerde

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618678334

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 1406

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this book introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in US history. It contains primary documents, secondary sources, chapter introductions, separate introductions to documents and essays in every chapter, bibliographies, and documentation of sources.

Major Problems in the History of American Sexuality

Documents and Essays

Author: Kathy Lee Peiss

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780395903841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 516

View: 2619

The book—which is suitable for courses on the history of American sexuality, gender studies, or gay and lesbian studies—presents a carefully selected group of readings organized to allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions.

Major Problems in the History of American Technology

Documents and Essays

Author: Merritt Roe Smith,Gregory K. Clancey

Publisher: D C Heath & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 524

View: 5250

This entry in the Major Problems in American History series examines the history of technology in America, from colonial times to the present. Each of the 14 chapters contains an introduction, secondary readings, documents, headnotes, and suggested readings.

Major Problems in American Foreign Relations

Documents and Essays

Author: Dennis Merrill,Thomas G. Paterson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 535

View: 9880

Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, this reader uses a carefully-selected group of primary sources and analytical essays to allow students to test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions on the material presented.

Major Problems in the History of World War II

Documents and Essays

Author: Mark A. Stoler,Melanie S. Gustafson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 1630

This text presents a carefully selected group of readings that allow students to evaluate primary sources, test the interpretations of distinguished historians, and draw their own conclusions. The volume covers World War II from the homefront and the battlefield, examining both the military and social impact of the war.