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Racial and ethnic relations in America

Author: S Dale McLemore; Harriett Romo; Susan Gonzalez Baker
Publisher: Boston : Allyn & Bacon, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats

This book focuses on the five largest ethnic groups in the U.S.Mexican Americans, African Americans, Native Americans, Japanese Americans, and Puerto Ricans.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S Dale McLemore; Harriett Romo; Susan Gonzalez Baker
ISBN: 0205318037 9780205318032
OCLC Number: 43296567
Description: xix, 539 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: All chapters conclude with "Discussion Questions," "Key Ideas," "Key Terms," and "Notes." 1. Natives and Newcomers. An Overview of Assimilation in America. Development of Assimilation Theory. Race and Ethnicity: A Conceptual Note. 2. Together or Apart? Some Competing Views. Subprocesses of Assimilation. Gordon's Theory of Assimilation Subprocesses. Three Ideologies of Assimilation. Two Anti-Assimilationist Ideologies: Separatism and Secessionism. The Models of Assimilation as Descriptions. 3. The Rise of Anglo American Society. The English Legacy. Indian-English Relations. Servants and Slaves. The Colonial Irish. The Colonial Germans. The Revolutionary Period. 4. The Golden Door. The First Great Immigrant Stream. Changing Patterns of Immigration. The Second Great Immigrant Stream. The Third Great Immigrant Stream. 5. Nativism and Racism. Nativism. Scientific Racism. Immigration Restriction. Contemporary Racism. 6. Japanese Americans. Japanese Immigration and Native Reactions. The Japanese Family and Community in America. War, Evacuation, and Relocation. Japanese American Assimilation. Japanese American "Success." 7. Mexican Americans: From Colonized Minority to Political Activists. The Colonial Model. The Immigrant Model. Mexican Immigration and Native Reaction. 8. Puerto Ricans and Mexican Americans: Identity and Incorporation. Identification and Diversity. The Colonization of Puerto Rico. Cultural Assimilation: English and Spanish. Mexican American and Puerto Rican "Success." 9. African Americans: From Slavery to Segregation. The Period of Slavery. Immigrant or Colonized Minority? Emancipation and Reconstruction. The Restoration of White Supremacy. Migration and Urbanization. The Civil Rights Movement. 10. African Americans: Protest and Social Change. The Rise of Direct Action. Renewed Visibility of Black-White Conflict. African American Assimilation. African American "Success." 11. Native Americans: The First Americans. The English Penetration of the Continent. Anglo American-Indian Policies. Indian Removal. Plains Wars and Reservations. From Separatism to Anglo Conformity. Cycling between Anglo Conformity and Cultural Pluralism. Pan-Indian Responses and Initiatives. Immigrant or Colonized Minority? 12. Native Americans: A Struggle to Maintain Political and Cultural Pluralism. Cultural Assimilation. Secondary Structural Assimilation. Primary Structural Assimilation. Marital Assimilation. Other Forms of Assimilation. American Indian "Success." 13. The New Immigration. Changes in the Laws and the Immigrant Stream. The Vietnamese. Resurgent Racism and Nativism. 14. Reducing Prejudice and Discrimination. Theory and Practice. The Educational Approach. The Legal Approach. Political Participation. 15. The Future of Ethnicity. Further Reflections on Assimilation and Ethnicity. Consequences of Colonization and Immigration: An Alternative View. Some Applications of the Alternative View. Some Tentative Conclusions about Racial and Ethnic Relations in the United States. The Future of Ethnicity in the United States. Across National Boundaries. Appendix. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
Responsibility: S. Dale McLemore, Harriet D. Romo, Susan Gonzalez Baker.


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