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Title Ellis Island nation : immigration policy and American identity in the twentieth century / Robert L. Fleegler.
Imprint Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (270 pages) : illustrations
Series Haney Foundation series
Haney Foundation series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-253) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
In English.
Subject Immigrants -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Acculturation -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Multiculturalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century.
United States.
1900-1999
Genre History.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. The Beginning of the Era of Restriction -- Chapter 2. Contributionism in the Prewar Period -- Chapter 3. The Quest for Tolerance and Unity -- Chapter 4. How Much Did the War Change America? -- Chapter 5. The Reemergence of Contributionism -- Chapter 6. The Cold War and Religious Unity -- Chapter 7. The Triumph of Contributionism -- Epilogue: ''How great to be an American and something else as well'' -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments.
Summary Examining the shift between American immigrant policy between 1924 and 1964, Ellis Island Nation traces the emergence of "contributionism," the belief that the newcomers from eastern and southern Europe contributed important cultural and economic benefits to American society.
Other Title Print version: Fleegler, Robert L. Ellis Island nation. 1st ed. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013