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America for Americans : a history of xenophobia in the United States, Erika Lee

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America for Americans : a history of xenophobia in the United States
Title
America for Americans
Title remainder
a history of xenophobia in the United States
Statement of responsibility
Erika Lee
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The United States is known as a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In [this book], acclaimed historian Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Americans have been wary of almost every group of foreigners that has come to the United States. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed German immigrants for their 'strange and foreign ways.' Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement in the 1850s. Over the century that followed, Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Central Americans, and the so-called browning of America. Xenophobia has not been an exception to America's immigration tradition, an episodic aberration on an inevitable march toward inclusion. It is, in fact, Lee argues, an American tradition in its own right, deeply embedded in our society, economy, and politics, Forcing us to confront this history, [this book] explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens us all. It is a necessary corrective and spur to action for any concerned citizen."--Dust jacket
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LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Erika
Dewey number
305.800973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xenophobia
  • Immigrants
  • Minorities
  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Immigrants
  • Minorities
  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • Race relations
  • Xenophobia
  • United States
  • Immigrants
  • Minorities
  • American national characteristics
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • United States
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America for Americans : a history of xenophobia in the United States, Erika Lee
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-395) and index
Contents
"Strangers to our language and constitutions" -- "Americans must rule America" -- "The Chinese are no more" -- The "inferior races" of Europe -- "Getting rid of the Mexicans" -- "Military necessity" -- Xenophobia and civil rights -- "Save our state" -- Islamophobia
Control code
on1089570090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 416 pages
Isbn
9781541672604
Lccn
2019016168
Other control number
40029619885
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089570090
Label
America for Americans : a history of xenophobia in the United States, Erika Lee
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-395) and index
Contents
"Strangers to our language and constitutions" -- "Americans must rule America" -- "The Chinese are no more" -- The "inferior races" of Europe -- "Getting rid of the Mexicans" -- "Military necessity" -- Xenophobia and civil rights -- "Save our state" -- Islamophobia
Control code
on1089570090
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 416 pages
Isbn
9781541672604
Lccn
2019016168
Other control number
40029619885
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089570090

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