Immigration and Nativism



American immigrants and their generations : studies and commentaries on the Hansen thesis after fifty years / edited by Peter Kivisto and Dag Blanck. ( Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1990) [ H Magill E175.5.H3 A44 1990

Green, Nancy L., "The comparative method and poststructural structuralism--new perspectives for migration studies," Journal of American Ethnic History 13 (Summer 94) [Haverford or Bryn Mawr]

Kivisto, Peter, 1948-, The transplanted then and now: the reorientation of immigration studies from the Chicago school to the new social history. comparison of Old World transplanted by R. E. Park and H. A. Miller and The transplanted by J. Bodnar. Ethnic and Racial Studies v. 13 (Oct. '90) p. 455-81

Korman, Gerd., " Labor historians and immigrants: a review essay. American Jewish History v. 78 (Dec. '88) p. 289-301

Kraut, Alan M, "Silent strangers: germs, genes and nativism in John Higham's Strangers in the land," American Jewish History v. 76 (Dec. '86) p. 142-58

Morawska, Ewa., "The sociology and historiography of immigration" , in Immigration reconsidered (Oxford Univ. Press, 1990) [JV6450 .I57 1990]

Vecoli, Rudolph, "The Resurgence of American Imigration History," American Studies International 27 (w. 1979), 46-66.

Way, Peter, " Labour's love lost: observations on the historiography of class and ethnicity in the nineteenth century, " Journal of American Studies 28 (April 1994)

Weinberg, Sydney Stahl, "The treatment of women in immigration history: a call for change," Journal of American Ethnic History v. 11 (Summer '92) p. 25-69


(1) Primary

Commons, John R., Race and Immigrants in America (1907)

(2) Secondary

American labor and immigration history, 1877-1920s : recent European research / edited by Dirk Hoerder.(Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1983) [H Magill HD8081.E93 A45 1983

Dunlevy, James A. and Gemeny, Henry "Economic Opportunity and the Responses of 'Old' and 'New' Migrants," Journal of Economic History 38 (1978)

Gleason, P. "Melting Pot," American Quarterly 16 (1964), 20.

Handlin, Oscar "Old Immigrants and New," Race and Nationality in American Life (1957)

Higham, John, Strangers in the Land (1957)

History of immigration policy, Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report v. 53 (Apr. 15 '95) 1067.

King, Miriam, "American immigration, fertility, and race suicide at the turn of the century," The Journal of Interdisciplinary History v. 20 (Winter '90) p. 347-

Olzak, Susan, "Labor unrest, immigration, and ethnic conflict in urban America, 1880-1914," American Journal of Sociology v. 94 (May '89) p. 1303-33

Restriction (cultural/political accounts of)

Allen, Garland, "The Role of Experts in Scientific Controversy," Scientific controversies : case studies in the resolution and closure of disputes in science and technology / edited by H.Tristram Engelhardt, Jr., and Arthur L. Caplan.(New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987) H Stokes Q181 .S3826 1987 IN TRANSIT

Barkan, Elazar, Retreat of scientific racism : changing concepts of race in Britain and the United States between the world wars (Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992) McCabe GN269 .B368 1992

Daniels, Roger, "Changes in immigration law and nativism since 1924, American Jewish History v. 76 (Dec. '86) p. 159-80

Divine, Robert A., American immigration policy, 1924-1952 (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1957 [JV6455 .D5]

Finkelstein, Monte S., The Johnson Act, Mussolini and fascist emigration policy: 1921- 1930. Journal of American Ethnic History v. 8 (Fall '88) p. 38-55

Goldin, Claudia Dale., The political economy of immigration restriction in the United States, 1890 to 1921 P(Cambridge, MA. : National Bureau of Economic Research, [1993] [H Magill HB1 .W67 no.4345 \\

Higham, John., Send these to me : Jews and other immigrants in urban America (New York : Atheneum, 1975.)[ McCabeE184.A1 H49 1975

Hutchinson, Edward Prince, Legislative history of American immigration policy, 1798-1965 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1981) [McCabe KF4805.8 1981]

Jenswold, John R. ," Leaving the door ajar: politics and prejudices in the making of the 1907 immigration law, " Mid-America v. 67 (Jan. '85) p. 3-

Kamin, Leon J., The science and politics of I.Q., , ch. 2(Potomac, Md., L. Erlbaum Associates; distributed by Halsted Press, New York, 1974) McCabe BF431 .K3646

Snyderman, Mark, Intelligence tests and the Immigration Act of 1924,"American Psychologist v. 38 (Sept. '83) p. 986-95

Solomon, Barbara, Ancestors and immigrants, a changing New England tradition (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1956) [ McCabe F4 .S67

see also titles by Handlin, Higham above.


Barrett, James R., 1950- " Americanization from the bottom up: immigration and the remaking of the working class in the United States, 1880-1930, The Journal of American History v. 79 (Dec. '92) p. 996-1020

Gullett, Gayle, "Women Progressives and the politics of Americanization in California, 1915-1920., " Pacific Historical Review v. 64 (Feb. '95) p. 71-94

Hartmann, E. Movements to Americanize the Immigrant (1948)


Eichengreen, Barry, " The earnings of skilled and unskilled immigrants at the end of the nineteenth century," The Journal of Economic History v. 46 (June '86) p. 441-54

Foreman-Peck, James, "A political economy of international migration, 1815-1914, The Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies v. 60 (Dec. '92) p. 359-76

King, Miriam, American immigration, fertility, and race suicide at the turn of the centuy, Journal of Interdisciplinary History v. 20 (Winter '90) p. 347-69

Portes, Alejandro, Immigrant America : a portrait / Alejandro Portes and Ruben Grumbaut. (Berkeley : University of California Press, c1990.) [ McCabe JV6450 .P67 1990


(1) Italians

Barton, Josef J., Peasants and Strangers: Italians, Rumanians, and Slovaks in an American City (1975)

Briggs, John W., An Italian Passage: Immigrants to three American Cities 1890-1930 (1978)

Bodnar, John, Lives of Their Own: blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh 1900-1960 (1982)

Caroli, Betty Boyd, Italian Repatriation from the United States: 1900-1914 (1973)

Deconde, Alexander Half Bitter, Half Sweet: An Excursion into Italian American History (1971)

Kessner, Thomas, The Golden Door: Italian and Jewsish Immigrant Mobility in New York City 1880-1915 (1977)

Rolle, Andrew F., The Immigrant Upraised: Italian Adventurers and Colonists in an Expanding America (1968)

(2) Finns

Karni, Michael et al., For the Common Good: Finnish Immigrants and the Radical Response to Industrial America (1977)

Karni, Michael et al., The Finnish Experience in the Western Grat Lakes Region (1975)

(3) Jews

Chiswick, Barry , "Jewish immigrant wages in America in 1909: an analysis of theDillingham Commission data, "Explorations in Economic History v. 29 (July '92) p. 274-89

Feingold, Henry L., Zion in America (1974)

Chiswick, Barry R, "Jewish immigrant skill and occupational attainment at the turn of the century., " Explorations in Economic History v. 28 (Jan. '91) p. 64-86

Goren, Arthur A., New York Jews and the Quest for Community (1970)

Goren, Arthur A., 1926"Preaching American Jewish history: a review esay," American Jewish History v. 79 (Summer '90) p. 538-52

Kessner, The Golden Door

Rischin, Moses, The Promised City: New York Jews 1870-1914 (1962)


(4) Norwegians

Wefeld, J. A Voice of Protest: Norwegians in American Politics 1890-1917 (1971)

(5) Poles

Golab, Caroline, Immigrant Destinations (1979) [Philadelphia]

(6) Swedes

Barton, A. Letters from the Promised Land (1975)

(7) Chinese

Peffer, George Anthony, "From under the sojourner's shadow: a historiographical study of Chinese female immigration to America 1852-1882, " Journal of American Ethnic History v. 11 (Spring '92) p. 41-67

Cloud, Patricia., Chinese immigration and contract labor in the late nineteenth century Explorations in Economic History v. 24 (Jan. '87) p. 22-42



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