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Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream : Shaping America's Immigration Story.

Author: Alan M Kraut
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, 2013.
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<DIV><p style=""margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%"" class=""MsoNormal"">This collection presents eleven original essays by historians whose own ethnic backgrounds shaped the choices they have made about their research and writing as scholars. These authors, historians of American immigration and ethnicity, revisited family and personal experiences and reflect on how their lives  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan M Kraut
ISBN: 1306129575 9781306129572 9780813562261 0813562260
OCLC Number: 863034838
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction / David A. Gerber --
Worlds Apart and Together : From Italian American Girlhood to Historian of Immigration / Virginia Yans --
Sidewalk Histories / Deborah Dash Moore --
Coal Town Chronicles and Scholarly Books / John Bodnar --
Ethnic and Racial Identities : A Polish Filipina's Progress in Chicago and the Profession / Barbara M. Posadas --
From Back of the Yards to the College Classroom / Dominic A. Pacyga --
Why Irish? : Writing Irish American History / Timothy J. Meagher --
In Our Own Words : Reclaiming Chinese/American/Women's History / Judy Yung --
Ordinary People / Eileen H. Tamura --
Americana / María Cristina Garcia --
Meddling in the American Dilemma : Examining Race, Migrations, and Identities from an Africana Transnational Perspective / Violet M. Showers Johnson --
Ethnic Historians and the Mainstream : Shaping America's Immigration Story from Uncle Mustafa to Auntie Rana : Journeys to Mexico, the U.S., and Lebanon / Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp --
Coda / Alan M. Kraut.

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<DIV><p style=""margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:150%"" class=""MsoNormal"">This collection presents eleven original essays by historians whose own ethnic backgrounds shaped the choices they have made about their research and writing as scholars. These authors, historians of American immigration and ethnicity, revisited family and personal experiences and reflect on how their lives helped shape their later scholarly pursuits. They address issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and assimilation in academia, in the discipline of history, and in society at large. </div>

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