ABC-CLIO Examines 12 key immigration issues from colonial times to the present through eighty-six pro and con primary documents and explanatory commentary. Immigration has generated ongoing debate throughout American history. This resource offers students an examination of the 12 most persistent immigration issues from colonial times to the present and provides the text of 86 key primary documents throughout American history that express differing views on those issues. These 12 controversies, posed in the form of questions, will encourage critical thinking and student debate. Each issue concludes with an annotated bibliography of print sources and websites.
Book News Bischoff (emeritus, social sciences and human services, Ramapo College), formerly the director of the Garden State Immigration History Consortium, summarizes historical context and differing viewpoints on the most salient and persistent issues in the debates over whether the US should have an open immigration policy; and the relationship of immigration to national identity, public order, and human rights issues. Appends data on immigration by county by decade from 1820-1995, and a chronological listing of government documents by major periods of immigration. References include organization websites. Suitable for history and social science courses. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Baker & Taylor Presents opposing viewpoints on the most controversial immigration debates from 1820 to the present, supplying primary documents from governmental officials and American citizens.