STEFANO LUCONI, MATTEO PRETELLI

Immigration in the United States

The United States have long been a favourite destination for people forced to abandon their countries for religious, political or economic reasons; and immigration has always been an essential feature of American society. This book outlines the history of these migratory flows from the colonial age to the controversy concerning immigration law reform during the 2008 presidential election campaign. Special attention is paid to the USs pull factors, the origin countries features which induce people to leave, their variation over time, the newcomers interaction with their adopted country, how the latter reacts to and treats its new members, the social, economic and political implications of immigration, and the legal measures that regulate it. Moreover, the text examines the role of immigration in the process of nation-building and the definition of contemporary US societys multiethnic, multiracial and multicultural nature.

Stefano Luconi teaches History of the United States at the Universities of Pisa, Padua and Tor Vergata-Rome.

Matteo Pretelli is an Italian lecturer at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.

Premessa
Introduzione. Un paese di immigrati e i suoi storici
1. Dalle colonie alla repubblica: immigrazione volontaria e immigrazione coatta
2. I flussi dall'Europa settentrionale
3. L'era dell'immigrazione di massa
4. Le strozzature belliche, legislative ed economiche
5. L'abrogazione del sistema delle quote e i prodromi di una società multirazziale
6. La stretta del dopo 11 settembre 2001
Conclusioni
Riferimenti bibliografici
Indice dei nomi

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cover price € 13,00
book € 12,35
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Formato:  Kindle , ePub
series "Universale Paperbacks il Mulino"
pp. 224, 978-88-15-12580-4
publication year 2008

See also

copertina L'inquisizione spagnola
copertina La popolazione italiana
copertina L'Italia tra migrazioni internazionali e migrazioni interne
copertina Portrait of Max Weber