Immigration brings to life voices from the great debates on immigration. The historical fluctuation of public sentiment toward immigration and immigrants is related through speeches from key figures such as Carl Schurz, Jane Addams, and Henry Cabot Lodge. This anthology covers the different waves of American immigration with a wide range of perspectives on how immigrants have affected and continue to affect the United States.
"This dynamic anthology does an excellent job of combining social histroy with biography and passionate politics. The leaders speak with immediacy and conviction. Landmark moments are captured here. Besides a general historical overview, headnotes provide historical context and a brief analysis. The contents page is annotated, and a useful appendix provides a one-page biography of each speaker. The voices, heard from a public platform and directed to a wide audience, have a wonderful informality that is much more accessible than written analysis. Students will find this a gripping collection for their personal interest and for research."
-- Booklist (October 2001)
Price: US $40.80