Ethnicity in Contemporary America: A Geographical Appraisal

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2000 - 425 من الصفحات
Thoroughly revised and updated in this second edition, this clear and thoughtful text offers a geographical analysis of the history of U.S. immigration patterns and the development of selected ethnic minority groups. The book focuses especially on their origin, diffusion, socioeconomic characteristics, and settlement patterns within the United States. The book sets the context with opening chapters that discuss migration theory and the history of U.S. migration from 1607 to the present, including major U.S. immigration legislation, and provide a background for the time of entry, volume, and spatial distribution of various groups. Case-study chapters then analyze each of those groups, including Native Americans and those of African, Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, Jewish, Japanese, Chinese, and Indochinese origin. The final section of the book explores rural and urban ethnic enclaves, focusing especially on immigrant groups of European heritage and their impacts on the cultural landscape of the United States.

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Humanity on the Move
19
SELECTED ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES
47
Native Americans
49
The Evolving Spatial Pattern of Black America 19101990 and Beyond
81
Mexican Americans
111
Cuban Americans
139
Puerto Ricans Living in the United States
181
American Jews
227
The Chinese in America
283
Mainland Southeast Asian Refugees Migration Settlement and Adaptation
311
RURAL AND URBAN ETHNIC ISLANDS
347
The Character and Composition of Rural Ethnic Islands
349
Urban Ethnic Islands
375
Index
413
About the Contributors
423
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The Japanese in America
263

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الصفحة 16 - The Laws of Migration," Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Vol.
الصفحة 6 - War II days in the United States. 6. The heightened propensity to migrate at certain stages of the life cycle is important in the selection of migrants. To some degree, migration is a part of the rites de passage. Thus, persons who enter the labor force or get married tend to migrate from their parental home, while persons who are divorced or widowed also tend to move away. Since some of these events...
الصفحة 6 - Migrants responding primarily to plus factors at destination tend to be positively selected. 3. Migrants responding primarily to minus factors at origin tend to be negatively selected; or, where the minus factors are overwhelming to entire population groups, they may not be selected at all.

نبذة عن المؤلف (2000)

Jesse O. McKee is professor of geography at The University of Southern Mississippi.

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