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

Author: Aristide R Zolberg; Russell Sage Foundation.
Publisher: New York : Russell Sage Foundation ; Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. It shows how America has struggled to shape the immigration process to construct the kind of population it desires.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aristide R Zolberg; Russell Sage Foundation.
ISBN: 9780674030749 0674030745
OCLC Number: 221175615
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: ©2006.
Description: viii, 658 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Themes and perspectives --
From empire to republic --
An acquisitive upstart --
The American system --
Tocqueville's footnote --
Seward's other follies --
"An intelligent and effective restriction" --
A nation like the others --
The ambiguities of reform --
The elusive quest for coherence --
Why the gates were not shut --
Conclusion: National design in a globalizing world --
Appendix: Immigration graphs.
Other Titles: Immigration policy in the fashioning of America
Responsibility: Aristide R. Zolberg.

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