By Roger Daniels
"Once i presumed to put in writing a heritage of the immigrants in the USA. Then i found that the immigrants were American history," wrote historian Oscar Handlin. Immigrants and generations in their descendants have outlined the yank state from its starting and proceed to supply America's attribute range, representing essentially each race, nationality, faith, and ethnic workforce worldwide. a few immigrants got here to the hot global looking for financial achieve. Others have been introduced in chains. nonetheless others came upon shelter in the United States from non secular or ethnic persecution.
This single-volume encyclopedia comprises greater than three hundred entries, overlaying a number of features of immigration heritage and policy:
* ethnic teams, together with census and immigration information, significant sessions of immigration and components of payment, primary faith, and historic background
* key immigration laws, reminiscent of the chinese language Exclusion Act, Immigration Act of 1990, and Refugee Act of 1980
* phrases and ideas, together with eco-friendly card, quota method, citizen, naturalization, photograph brides, and nativism
* different types of immigrants, together with refugees, indentured servants, little ones, and exiles
* immigration stations: Angel Island, fortress backyard, and Ellis Island * non secular teams and church buildings, corresponding to Amish, Huguenots, Muslims, and japanese ceremony churches
* extra analyzing lists and cross-references keep on with each one entry
An introductory essay presents a cogent evaluate of the total scope of the e-book. greater than one hundred fifty pictures and illustrations supplement the entries. Statistical containers complement the articles with key info. an inventory of immigration, ethnic, and refugee businesses; a consultant to extra study that comes with books, museums, and internet sites; and a close chronology finish this helpful source for study in American heritage, ethnic and multicultural reports, and genealogy.
Oxford's pupil partners to American historical past are state of the art references for faculty and residential, particularly designed and written for a long time 12 via grownup. each one ebook is a concise yet entire A-to-Z advisor to a tremendous old interval or subject matter in U.S. historical past, with articles on key concerns and well-known members. The authors--distinguished students recognized of their parts of expertise--ensure that the entries are exact, updated, and available. targeted beneficial properties comprise an introductory part on find out how to use the ebook, additional studying lists, cross-references, chronology, and whole index.
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5 million square miles) Australia has about the same population, about 18 million, as the state of New York. Immigration to the United States was statistically significant in only two widely separated periods. The first was in 1849-50, when perhaps 6,000 persons from Australia, perhaps 10 percent of its European population, participated in the California gold rush. When, in 1851, gold was discovered in Australia, most of them returned, along with a large number of others who had been seeking gold in California.
Formerly the term "Oriental" was used. S. Census Bureau in 1980 to describe immigrants from India and their descendants because of confusion with American Indians and with Pakistanis and Bangladeshis. Previously the terms "East Indian" and "native(s) of India" had been used. While a few Asian Indian seamen were probably in the United States in the late 18th and early 19th century, the first numerically significant immigration from India came to the United States around 1900 as part of a larger movement that brought thousands of Asian Indians to western Canada.
Wilder. The Quiet Invaders: The Story of the Austrian Impact on America. Vienna: Osterreichischer Bundesverlag, 1968. E M P I R E Austro-Hungarian Empire The Austro-Hungarian Empire, or Dual Monarchy, existed between 1867 and 1918 and was one of the great sources of immigrants to the United States. The Austro-Hungarian Empire, like the Hapsburg Austrian Empire that preceded it, was the home of many subject nationalities, including Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Ukrainians, southern Slavs, and Italians, as well as the ruling Austrians and Hungarians.