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A nation by design : immigration policy in the fashioning of America

Author: Aristide R Zolberg
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006.
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"A Nation by Design is a thorough, authoritative account of American immigration history and the political and social factors that brought it about. With rich detail and impeccable scholarship. Zolberg's book shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires."--Jacket.
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Zolberg, Aristide R.
Nation by design.
New York : Russell Sage Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005044742
(OCoLC)62134798
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aristide R Zolberg
ISBN: 0674030745 9780674030749
OCLC Number: 650025075
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 658 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
1. Themes and perspectives --
2. From empire to republic --
3. An acquisitive upstart --
4. The American system --
5. Tocqueville's footnote --
6. Seward's other follies --
7. "An intelligent and effective restriction" --
8. A nation like the others --
9. The ambiguities of reform --
10. The elusive quest for coherence --
11. Why the gates were not shut --
Conclusion : National design in a globalizing world --
Appendix : Immigration graphs --
Abbreviations --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Aristide R. Zolberg.

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