In Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present, prominent historians Roger Daniels and Otis Graham offer competing interpretations of the past, present, and future of American immigration policy and American attitudes towards immigration. Through original essays and supporting primary documents, the authors provide recommendations for future policies and legal remedies. This compact and clearly written text is an excellent introduction to one of today's most emotionally charged issues.
About the Author
Roger Daniels is professor of history at the University of Cincinnati. Otis L. Graham is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword
Chapter 2 Introduction
Chapter 3 In Defense of American Immigration Policy
Chapter 4 Legal Immigration in the 20th Century
Chapter 5 Legal Immigrants: Top 20 Nations of Birth, 1995-97
Chapter 6 Major Provisions of Seven 20th Century Immigration Statues
Chapter 7 Excerpt from Whom We Shall Welcome?
Chapter 8 Excerpt from President Lyndon B. Johnson's Remarks at the Signing of the 1965 Immigration Act
Chapter 9 The Unfinished Reform: Regulating Immigration in the National Interest
Chapter 10 Excerpt from The Booker T. Washington Papers, 1889-95
Chapter 11 Excerpt from Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography, 1926
Chapter 12 Excerpt from American: A Nation or Confusion?, 1928
Chapter 13 Excerpt from Our National Origins Quota System: The Mirror of America by Robert C. Alexander, 1956
Chapter 14 Excerpt from Senator Robert Byrd's Congressional Response to the 1965 Immigration Act, 1965
Chapter 15 Statements from President William Jefferson Clinton, 1998
Chapter 16 U.S. Population Growth If Immigration and Fertility Do Not Change
Chapter 17 Selected Readings