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Selling America : immigration promotion and the settlement of the American continent, 1607-1914

Author: Christina A Ziegler-McPherson
Publisher: Santa Barbara : Praeger, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reframes immigration policy as an extension of American labor policy, connecting the removal of American Indians from their lands to the settlement of European immigrants across North America. It contends that states with American Indian, Asian and/or Mexican populations developed aggressive policies to promote immigration from Europe to help displace those peoples, while Southern states sought to reduce  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ziegler-McPherson, Christina A.
Selling America.
Santa Barbara : Praeger, [2017]
(DLC) 2017000567
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina A Ziegler-McPherson
ISBN: 9781440842085 1440842086
OCLC Number: 960086678
Description: xxi, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Tenants wanted: the promotion of immigration to the New World, 1607-1776 --
Antebellum immigration promotion by states, 1845-1860 --
Corporate immigration promotion and labor recruitment in the nineteenth century --
Selling the promised land: religious and philanthropic promotion --
Immigration promotion in the Midwest, 1865-1914 --
Immigration promotion in the West, 1865-1914 --
Immigration promotion in the South, 1865-1914.
Responsibility: Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson.

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This book reframes immigration policy as an extension of American labor policy, connecting the removal of American Indians from their lands to the settlement of European immigrants across North America. It contends that states with American Indian, Asian and/or Mexican populations developed aggressive policies to promote immigration from Europe to help displace those peoples, while Southern states sought to reduce their dependency upon black labor by doing the same.

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