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by Mary E. Brown




Natives and immigrants, men and women, people from all regions, races, religions, and walks of life, have brought varying perspectives to the long-running debate on immigration. Drawing from a large cast of characters―from Thomas Jefferson, Booker T. Washington, and Cesar Chavez to Jane Addams, Henry Ford, and Patrick McCarran―this book introduces students to people who have contributed to U.S. immigration policy from the Revolution to the present. Showing how each person's opinion drew from personal experience and thus added a new dimension to the debate, the book encompasses such issues as immigration and economics, partisan politics, culture, public opinion, and ethics.

Arguments for and against immigration―culture, economics, foreign policy, race―recur repeatedly throughout U.S. history. Individuals assign them priority at specific times. The vignettes in the book put a human face on immigration policy and on abstract concepts such as labor markets. The book shows how individuals made difficult and sometimes contradictory decisions on this controversial issue.

Download Shapers of the Great Debate on Immigration: A Biographical Dictionary (Shapers of the Great American Debates) epub
ISBN: 0313303398
ISBN13: 978-0313303395
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Mary E. Brown
Language: English
Publisher: Greenwood (January 30, 1999)
Pages: 352 pages
ePUB size: 1108 kb
FB2 size: 1225 kb
Rating: 4.2
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