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America’s Cultural Revolution in Transnational Perspective  

Leora Auslander

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
Through their successfully waged war and also by their novel political strategies, eighteenth-century North Americans seeking home rule made history. By systematically organizing around a ... More

Asian American Education History  

Eileen H. Tamura

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Apr 2016
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Mar 2016
Because of the small field of educational history, the relatively small population of Asian American youths who grew up before 1970, and the nature of education being part of a larger ... More

Asian Immigration  

Madeline Hsu

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Aug 2016
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Oct 2013
Global patterns of labor markets, trade, international relations, and war have contributed to the complicated heterogeneity of Asian American populations and history. Although often coded ... More

Assimilation in the Past and Present  

Richard Alba

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2014
The notion of assimilation by immigrant groups remains beset by conceptual confusion. An examination of the way that assimilation developed in the American past, especially in the period ... More

The Atlantic Northeast  

Neal Salisbury

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
The Atlantic Northeast emerged as a distinctive region between the eleventh and fifteenth centuries. Its largest tribal groupings were the Abenaki, Mi’kmaq, Penobscot, and other Wabanaki ... More

Ethnicity, Race, and Religion beyond Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish Whites  

R. Stephen Warner

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Aug 2016
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Sep 2014
As argued by Will Herberg in the 1950s, religion remains a key to the incorporation of minority groups in America, notwithstanding—indeed, precisely because of—the fact that post-1965 ... More

Gender, Sexuality, and Family History: Naynaabeak’s Fishing Net  

Brenda Child

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May 2016
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Apr 2016
In 1939, an Ojibwe woman named Naynaabeak was involved in a conflict that shows some of the complexities that American Indians experienced throughout the history of settler colonialism in ... More

History of Sport and Religion in the United States and Britain  

Amy Koehlinger

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May 2017
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May 2017
This chapter surveys scholarly writing about the intersection of religion and sport in the United States and Britain. It reviews the dominant historiography of works on religion and ... More

Immigration, Medical Regulation, and Eugenics  

Wendy Kline

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2014
In the late nineteenth century, as fears of contamination latched onto eugenic anxieties about racial degeneration, the medical regulation of foreigners attempting to enter the United ... More

Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity in American Film  

Steven Carr

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Aug 2016
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Oct 2014
The rise of the American motion picture corresponds to the influx of immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Just as many of these immigrants initially settled in East Coast and ... More

The Impact of Immigration Legislation: 1875 to the Present  

David Reimers

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2014
Racism and economics account for the first laws directed at Chinese and Japanese. Entering as “picture brides,” Japanese women evaded the Gentlemen’s Agreement of 1907-1908 between the ... More

Intermarriage and the Creation of a New American  

Allison Varzally

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
Intermarriage remains a uniquely revealing site for exploring questions about immigration and the creation of American cultures and racial hierarchies in the past and present. At every ... More

Language Retention/Language Shift, “English Only,” and Multilingualism in the United States  

Joshua A. Fishman

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2014
This essay discusses the role of non-English languages in the United States and how they have been transformed. The rise and fall of the German language and the ascendancy of the Spanish ... More

Machine Bosses, Reformers, and the Politics of Ethnic and Minority Incorporation  

Steven P. Erie and Vladimir Kogan

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2014
Throughout American history, political party organizations have served both as effective forces of political incorporation of newly arriving immigrants and as powerful barriers to fuller ... More

Melting Pots, Salad Bowls, Ethnic Museums, and American Identity  

Steven Conn

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
This essay examines the rise and role of ethnically specific museums in the United States. It explores the relationship of those museums to the larger questions of how to display American ... More

Race and U.S. Panethnic Formation  

Yen Le Espiritu

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2014
Panethnicity refers to the development of bridging organizations and the generalization of solidarity among subgroups that are racialized to be homogeneous by outsiders. This chapter ... More

Republican Art and Architecture  

Martha J. McNamara

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Dec 2012
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Dec 2012
In the two decades following the American Revolution, the art and architecture of the United States were hounded by questions about the role of art in a republican society. The problem ... More

Whiteness and Race  

David R. Roediger

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Aug 2016
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Aug 2014
This article situates the growing literature on European immigration to the United States and white racial identity in the larger body of research on immigration history and in ... More

Written Forms of Communication from Immigrant Letters to Instant Messaging  

Suzanne M. Sinke

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Aug 2016
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Jan 2014
This article discusses written communications by international migrants across time, from immigrant letters to instant messaging. Chronologically, it ranges from the nineteenth century to ... More

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