This text is a collection of original essays on the major topics and themes underlying American immigration history. It focuses on the two most important periods in American Immigration history: the Industrial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing Era (Cold War to the present). It provides an in-depth treatment of central themes, including economic circumstances, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation.
This text offers a combined discussion of the concepts of diaspora and transnationalism. It provides interdisciplinary perspectives which link the two concepts, and combines theoretical discussion with specific examples and case studies.
This text brings together academics from numerous disciplines to show the legal, political, communicative, theoretical, methodological, and media implications of migration. The collection makes the compelling case that migration does not occur in a vacuum; rather, it is driven by and reacts to various factors, including the political, economic, and cultural worlds in which individuals live.