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New York and Los Angeles as Immigrant Destinations: Contrasts and Convergence

Nancy Foner and Roger Waldinger

in New York and Los Angeles: The Uncertain Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199778386
eISBN:
9780199332588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778386.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter first discusses the differences between Los Angeles and New York in the origins and characteristics of the immigrants who have moved there, their immigrant histories, and their economic, ... More


The Ethnic Mosaic: Immigrant Integration at the Metropolitan Scale

John Mollenkopf and Manuel Pastor

in Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702662
eISBN:
9781501703959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702662.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter briefly explores the geographic (and temporal) diversity in attitudes toward immigrants within American states and localities. While the federal government has the formal responsibility ... More


New York and Amsterdam: Immigration and the New Urban Landscape

Nancy Foner, Jan Rath, Jan Willem Duyvendak, and Rogier van Reekum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738092
eISBN:
9780814738221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738092.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Immigration is dramatically changing major cities throughout the world. Nowhere is this more so than in New York City and Amsterdam, which, after decades of large-scale immigration, now have ... More


From Statistics by Country of Birth to the System of National Origins

Paul Schor

in Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199917853
eISBN:
9780190670856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917853.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses changes in the categories of ethnicity and immigration in the US census. From the beginning of the twentieth century to the 1930s, statistics on immigration and ethnicity took ... More


“Their Intense Desire to Study” (1893)

Ida Van Etten

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0027
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter extols the attributes of immigrant—and Russian, in particular—Jews and seeks to debunk common impressions of these Jews as dirty, unable to speak the English language, and living closely ... More


Charlotte, a Globalizing City

Samuel K. Byrd

in The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces Charlotte, North Carolina, as a city and a place where Latina/o immigrants have settled. Starting with recent studies that position Charlotte as a “globalizing city” in a ... More


Mutiny at Fort Jackson: The Untold Story of the Fall of New Orleans

Michael D. Pierson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832288
eISBN:
9781469606187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887028_pierson
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

New Orleans was the largest city—and one of the richest—in the Confederacy, protected in part by Fort Jackson, which was just sixty-five miles down the Mississippi River. On April 27, 1862, ... More


Land, Race, and Property Rights in American Development

Patricia Fernández-Kelly

in Race and Real Estate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199977260
eISBN:
9780190255251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977260.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asks readers to step back from the contemporary era to survey the longer arc of American legislative and economic history over the last 150 years that has worked on the one hand to ... More


After Strange Kin: Further Reflections on the Relations between Ireland and the American South

Kieran Quinlan

in Rethinking the Irish in the American South: Beyond Rounders and Reelers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037986
eISBN:
9781621039525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037986.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the complexity of the immigrant population from Ireland in terms of denominational affiliation and social status and calls for reconsideration of the Irish (mainly Catholics ... More


Population Migration and Political Change

Thomas M. Holbrook

in Altered States: Changing Populations, Changing Parties, and the Transformation of the American Political Landscape

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190269128
eISBN:
9780190632809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190269128.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

This chapter takes a close look at how migration patterns alter the political landscape of states, in part by influencing changes in state population characteristics. The migration analysis addresses ... More


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