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Americans at the Gate

Americans at the Gate

The United States and Refugees During the Cold War

  • Author: Carl J. Bon Tempo
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 0691123322
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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Unlike the 1930s, when the United States tragically failed to open its doors to Europeans fleeing Nazism, the country admitted over three million refugees during the Cold War. This dramatic reversal gave rise to intense political and cultural battles, pitting refugee advocates against determined opponents who at times successfully slowed admissions. The first comprehensive historical exploration of American refugee affairs from the midcentury to the present, Americans at the Gate explores the reasons behind the remarkable changes to American refugee policy, laws, and programs. Carl Bon Tempo looks at the Hungarian, Cuban, and Indochinese refugee crises, and he examines major pieces of legislation, including the Refugee Relief Act and the 1980 Refugee Act. He argues that the American commitment to refugees in the post-1945 era occurred not just because of foreign policy imperatives during the Cold War, but also because of particular domestic developments within the United States such as the Red Scare, the Civil Rights Movement, the rise of the Right, and partisan electoral politics. Using a wide variety of sources and documents, Americans at the Gate considers policy and law developments in connection with the organization and administration of refugee programs.

The 1950s: Key Themes and Documents

The 1950s: Key Themes and Documents

  • Author: James S. Olson
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440861331
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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This volume serves as an invaluable guide to key political, social, and cultural concepts of the 1950s. • Provides rigorously and thematically tags of encyclopedic entries, period chronology, and primary documents for ease of reference • Serves as a valuable reference source for a key period of American History • Offers features that will help readers understand the period better, including sample Documents Based Essay Question and Top Tips for answering Documents Based Essay Questions

The Shifting Grounds of Race

The Shifting Grounds of Race

Black and Japanese Americans in the Making of Multiethnic Los Angeles

  • Author: Scott Kurashige
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400834006
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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Los Angeles has attracted intense attention as a "world city" characterized by multiculturalism and globalization. Yet, little is known about the historical transformation of a place whose leaders proudly proclaimed themselves white supremacists less than a century ago. In The Shifting Grounds of Race, Scott Kurashige highlights the role African Americans and Japanese Americans played in the social and political struggles that remade twentieth-century Los Angeles. Linking paradigmatic events like Japanese American internment and the Black civil rights movement, Kurashige transcends the usual "black/white" dichotomy to explore the multiethnic dimensions of segregation and integration. Racism and sprawl shaped the dominant image of Los Angeles as a "white city." But they simultaneously fostered a shared oppositional consciousness among Black and Japanese Americans living as neighbors within diverse urban communities. Kurashige demonstrates why African Americans and Japanese Americans joined forces in the battle against discrimination and why the trajectories of the two groups diverged. Connecting local developments to national and international concerns, he reveals how critical shifts in postwar politics were shaped by a multiracial discourse that promoted the acceptance of Japanese Americans as a "model minority" while binding African Americans to the social ills underlying the 1965 Watts Rebellion. Multicultural Los Angeles ultimately encompassed both the new prosperity arising from transpacific commerce and the enduring problem of race and class divisions. This extraordinarily ambitious book adds new depth and complexity to our understanding of the "urban crisis" and offers a window into America's multiethnic future.

Becoming Refugee American

Becoming Refugee American

The Politics of Rescue in Little Saigon

  • Author: Phuong Tran Nguyen
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 0252099958
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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Vietnamese refugees fleeing the fall of South Vietnam faced a paradox. The same guilt-ridden America that only reluctantly accepted them expected, and rewarded, expressions of gratitude for their rescue. Meanwhile, their status as refugees ”as opposed to willing immigrants ”profoundly influenced their cultural identity. Phuong Tran Nguyen examines the phenomenon of refugee nationalism among Vietnamese Americans in Southern California. Here, the residents of Little Saigon keep alive nostalgia for the old regime and, by extension, their claim to a lost statehood. Their refugee nationalism is less a refusal to assimilate than a mode of becoming, in essence, a distinct group of refugee Americans. Nguyen examines the factors that encouraged them to adopt this identity. His analysis also moves beyond the familiar rescue narrative to chart the intimate yet contentious relationship these Vietnamese Americans have with their adopted homeland. Nguyen sets their plight within the context of the Cold War, an era when Americans sought to atone for broken promises but also saw themselves as providing a sanctuary for people everywhere fleeing communism.

The Familiar Made Strange

The Familiar Made Strange

American Icons and Artifacts after the Transnational Turn

  • Author: Brooke L. Blower,Mark Philip Bradley
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 0801455456
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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In The Familiar Made Strange, twelve distinguished historians offer original and playful readings of American icons and artifacts that cut across rather than stop at the nation’s borders to model new interpretive approaches to studying United States history. These leading practitioners of the “transnational turn” pause to consider such famous icons as John Singleton Copley’s painting Watson and the Shark, Albert Eisenstaedt’s photograph V-J Day, 1945, Times Square, and Alfred Kinsey’s reports on sexual behavior, as well as more surprising but revealing artifacts like Josephine Baker’s banana skirt and William Howard Taft’s underpants. Together, they present a road map to the varying scales, angles and methods of transnational analysis that shed light on American politics, empire, gender, and the operation of power in everyday life. Contributors: Brooke L. Blower, Boston University; Mark Philip Bradley, University of Chicago; Nick Cullather, Indiana University; Brian DeLay, University of California–Berkeley; Matthew Pratt Guterl, Brown University; Jesse Hoffnung-Garskof, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor; Fredrik Logevall, Cornell University; Mary A. Renda, Mount Holyoke College; Daniel T. Rodgers, Princeton University; Andrew J. Rotter, Colgate University; Brian Rouleau, Texas A&M University; Naoko Shibusawa, Brown University

A Companion to American Immigration

A Companion to American Immigration

  • Author: Reed Ueda
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444391657
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
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A Companion to American Immigration is an authoritative collection of original essays by leading scholars on the major topics and themes underlying American immigration history. Focuses on the two most important periods in American Immigration history: the Industrial Revolution (1820-1930) and the Globalizing Era (Cold War to the present) Provides an in-depth treatment of central themes, including economic circumstances, acculturation, social mobility, and assimilation Includes an introductory essay by the volume editor.

American War

American War

Roman

  • Author: Omar El Akkad
  • Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
  • ISBN: 3104908109
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 32
  • View: 3668
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Gleich hier die kostenlose XXL-Leseprobe lesen! »American War« - das Buch der Stunde. »Ein gewaltiger Roman«, schreibt die renommierteste Literaturkritikerin der USA, Michiko Kakutani. Ein Roman über den nächsten amerikanischen Bürgerkrieg und das dramatische Schicksal einer Familie. Was wird sein, wenn die erschütternde Realität der Gegenwart - Drohnenangriffe, Folter, Selbstmordattentate und die Folgen von Umweltkatastrophen - mit aller Gewalt in die USA zurückkehrt? Vor diesem Hintergrund entfaltet Omar El Akkad mit großer erzählerischer Kraft den dramatischen Kampf der jungen Sarat Chestnut, die beschließt, mit allen Mitteln für das Überleben zu kämpfen. »American War« ist in den USA ein literarisches Ereignis, das schon jetzt mit Cormac McCarthy »Die Straße« und Philip Roth »Verschwörung gegen Amerika« verglichen wird.

The Immigration and Ethnic History Newsletter

The Immigration and Ethnic History Newsletter

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Minorities
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 5939
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography

  • Author: Arthur James Wells
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English literature
  • Page: N.A
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America, History and Life

America, History and Life

  • Author: Eric H. Boehm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: United States
  • Page: N.A
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (Mark Twain) (Literary Thoughts Edition)

  • Author: Mark Twain
  • Publisher: epubli
  • ISBN: 3741821977
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Literary Thoughts edition presents The Gilded Age by Mark Twain ------ The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today is an 1873 novel by Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner that satirizes greed and political corruption in post-Civil War America in the era now referred to as the Gilded Age. It is the only novel Twain wrote with a collaborator, and its title very quickly became synonymous with graft, materialism, and corruption in public life. All books of the Literary Thoughts edition have been transscribed from original prints and edited for better reading experience. Please visit our homepage www.literarythoughts.com to see our other publications.

Israel und Palästina

Israel und Palästina

Warum kämpfen sie und wie können sie aufhören?

  • Author: Bernard Wasserstein
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 9783406591594
  • Category:
  • Page: 175
  • View: 6005
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Nation of Nations

Nation of Nations

A Narrative History of the American Republic

  • Author: James West Davidson
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1376
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International Migrations

International Migrations

The Immigrant in the Modern World

  • Author: Donald Reed Taft
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Emigration and immigration
  • Page: 670
  • View: 9825
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The Writers directory 2005

The Writers directory 2005

  • Author: Miranda H. Ferrara
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781558625280
  • Category: Authors, American
  • Page: 2164
  • View: 8209
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Directory of History Departments and Organizations in the United States and Canada

Directory of History Departments and Organizations in the United States and Canada

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
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PAIS Bulletin

PAIS Bulletin

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Economics
  • Page: N.A
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Faschismus

Faschismus

Eine Warnung

  • Author: Madeleine Albright
  • Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
  • ISBN: 3832184104
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 320
  • View: 5599
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»Manche mögen dieses Buch und besonders seinen Titel alarmierend finden. Gut!« MADELEINE ALBRIGHT Weltweit kommt es zu einem Wiedererstarken anti-demokratischer, repressiver und zerstörerischer Kräfte. Die ehemalige amerikanische Außenministerin Madeleine Albright zeigt, welche großen Ähnlichkeiten diese mit dem Faschismus des 20. Jahrhunderts haben. Die faschistischen Tendenzen treten wieder in Erscheinung und greifen in Europa, Teilen Asiens und den Vereinigten Staaten um sich. Albrights Familie stammt aus Prag und floh zweimal: zuerst vor den Nationalsozialisten, später vor dem kommunistischen Regime. Auf Grundlage dieser Erlebnisse und der Erfahrungen, die sie im Laufe ihrer diplomatischen Karriere sammelte, zeichnet sie die Gründe für die Rückkehr des Faschismus nach. Sie identifiziert die Faktoren, die zu seinem Aufstieg beitragen und warnt eindringlich vor den Folgen. Doch Madeleine Albright bietet auch klare Lösungsansätze an, etwa die Veränderung der Arbeitsbedingungen und das Verständnis für die Bedürfnisse der Menschen nach Kontinuität und moralischer Beständigkeit. Sie zeigt, dass allein die Demokratie politische und gesellschaftliche Konflikte mit Rationalität und offenen Diskussionen lösen kann.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

LLBA.

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language and languages
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