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Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans

Natives and Strangers: A History of Ethnic Americans
Author: Leonard Dinnerstein - Roger L. Nichols - David M.
ISBN 13: 9780195366228
ISBN 10: 195366220
Edition: 5
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-07-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $49.95

Natives and Strangers, now in its third edition, explores the various aspects of minority group history, describing the impact America had on minority cultures and providing some understanding of the different conditions, conflicts, and contradictions that members of American minority groups experienced. This new edition concentrates on the economic growth and development of social attitudes among different ethnic minorities. Opening with the American Indian migration throughout the United States, via Alaska, the book discusses the variety of Indian cultures the Europeans encountered, incorporating the most recent literature on the subject. As with earlier editions, this newly revised book is careful to integrate the experiences of racial, religious, and national minorities, explaining how their histories intertwined with the emergence of modern America. This text also explores the far-reaching implications of recent immigration laws, presenting the controversy over multiculturalism in terms of understanding American history. The authors conclude with reflections on where the nation stands today as an ethnically and racially diverse society.