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Americanization in the states : immigrant social welfare policy, citizenship, & national identity in the United States, 1908-1929

Author: Christina A Ziegler-McPherson
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2010.
Series: Working in the Americas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers a comparative history of social welfare policies developed in four distinct regions with diverse immigrant populations: New York, California, Massachusetts, and Illinois.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christina A Ziegler-McPherson
ISBN: 9780813033617 0813033616 9780813035505 0813035503
OCLC Number: 664806220
Description: xiv, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: The start of a movement : the New York Bureau of Industries and Immigration, 1908-1914 --
The California plan : the Commission of Immigration and Housing, 1913-1917 --
An unhealthy relationship : eugenics and americanization in New York, 1914-1917 --
Americanizing the home : housing reform and the California Home Teacher Act of 1915 --
Wartime americanization in the States : New York, California, and Massachusetts, 1917-1918 --
Cosmopolitanism cut short : the Illinois Immigrants Commission, 1919-1921 --
Schooling the immigrant : americanization and adult education, 1919-1929 --
Americanization versus restriction : immigrant social welfare policy in New York, California, and Massachusetts, 1919-1929.
Series Title: Working in the Americas.
Responsibility: Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson ; foreword by Richard Greenwald & Timothy J. Minchin.

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"Makes a formidable contribution to U.S. immigration history by addressing historical and contemporary debates about national identity and the place of immigrants within American society." - Brian Read more...

 
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