Examining the conditions of immigrants, Native Americans, and African Americans between 1890 and 1924, the heyday of immigration and a time of supposed progress for American minorities, Mr. Daniels finds that these groups experienced as much repression as advance. “Lucid...a very readable work.”—Choice. American Ways Series.
About the Author
Roger Daniels is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History at the University of Cincinnati and president of the Immigration History Society. His other books include The Politics of Prejudice; American Racism; Concentration Camps, USA; Asian Americans; and Prisoners Without Trial.
Table of ContentsPart 1 PROLOGUE: CHINESE EXCLUSION, 1882 3 Chapter 2 Chinese emigration to the United States. Social opposition and its political consequences. Part 3 THE UNITED STATES IN THE GREY NINETIES 20 Chapter 4 Economic forces for change. Disruption of the political equilibrium. Attacks on Indian culture. Disenfranchisement of blacks and the rise of Jim Crow. Segregation affirmed by the Supreme Court. Nativist and anti-immigrant groups respond to fears of unchec Part 5 THE LIMITS OF PROGRESSIVISM 47 Chapter 6 Progressive indifference to Indian concerns. Black urban migration and race riots. Immigration reaches its peak and prompts congressional investigation and growth of the immigration service. Experiences of Germans, Irish, Italians, and Jews. Anti-Japanese Part 7 WORLD WAR I AND THE AMBIGUITIES OF NATIONALISM 77 Chapter 8 1917 immigration law. Wartime experiences of Indians and blacks. "Americanization" of immigrant cultures. Immigrant attitudes toward the war. Part 9 POSTWAR PASSIONS 101 Chapter 10 Race riots in Chicago and Tulsa. The Crusage against subversives, radicals, and foreigners. Part 11 THE TRIUMPH OF NATIVISM 122 Chapter 12 Modest Indian reforms. Rise of the second Ku Klux Klan. Immigration "reform" and the 1924 law. Part 13 EPILOGUE: TOWARD EQUALITY 144 Chapter 14 The New Deal's new attitude toward Indians. Blacks turn to Roosevelt. World War II's homefront benefits. New attitudes toward Indians, blacks, and immigrants. Part 15 A Note on Sources 161 Part 16 Index 170