Coming to America (Second Edition): A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life (Paperback)

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One of our generation’s best historical accounts of immigration in the United States from the earliest colonial days

“Encyclopedic in scope, yet lively and provocative…. One of those rare book that will serve experts and the general public equally well.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Former professor Roger Daniels does his utmost to capture the history of immigration to America as accurately as possible in this definitive account of one of the most pressing and layered social issues of our time. With chapters that include statistics, maps, and charts to help us visualize the change taking place in the age of globalization, this is a fascinating read for both the student studying immigration patterns and the general reader who wishes to be more well-informed from a quantitative perspective. Daniels places more recent cases of migration in the Americas within the rich history of the continents pre-colonialism. This invaluable resource is filled with maps and charts designed to help the reader see patterns that surface when studying the movement of peoples over time.

About the Author


Roger Daniels is Charles Phelps Taft Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Cincinnati. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1961 and is a past president of both the Immigration and Ethnic History Society and the Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era. He has written widely about Asian Americans and immigration. Among his most recent books are Not Like Us: Immigrants and Minorities in America, 1890-1924; Debating American Immigration, 1882-Present (with Otis Graham); and American Immigration: A Student Companion.

Praise For…


“Substantial, impressive.”
Publishers Weekly

“Perhaps the most authoritative and readable single-volume history of immigration yet written. Nationality by nationality, Daniels traces the migration of refugees to this country as far back as the year 1500.”
— Provo(Utah) Daily Herald

This book provides the first comprehensive history of immigration to the United States in twenty years . . . [Coming to America] utilizes nearly all the existing scholarship on the topic to create a readable synthesis. It provides a quick reference source for nonspecialists and general readers.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Encyclopedic in scope, yet lively and provocative.... One of those rare books that will serve experts and the general public equally well.”
San Francisco Chronicle


Product Details
ISBN: 9780060505776
ISBN-10: 006050577X
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: October 22nd, 2002
Pages: 576
Language: English