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This Land Is Our Land : A History of American Immigration (School And Library) (Linda Barrett Osborne)

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American attitudes toward immigrants are paradoxical. On the one hand, we see our country as a haven for the poor and oppressed; anyone, no matter his or her background, can find freedom here and achieve the “American Dream.” On the other hand, depending on prevailing economic conditions, fluctuating feelings about race and ethnicity, and fear of foreign political and labor agitation, we set boundaries and restrictions on who may come to this country and whether they may stay as citizens. This book explores the way government policy and popular responses to immigrant groups evolved throughout U.S. history, particularly between 1800 and 1965. The book concludes with a summary of events up to contemporary times, as immigration again becomes a hot-button issue. Includes an author’s note, bibliography, and index.
Number of Pages: 124
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Library
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Linda Barrett Osborne
Language: English
Street Date: April 12, 2016
TCIN: 50466239
UPC: 9781419716607
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-2674
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