Migration Past, Migration Future: Germany and the United States

Synopsis

The United States is an immigrant country. Germany is not. This volume shatters this widely held myth and reveals the remarkable similarities (as well as the differences) between the two countries. Essays by leading German and American historians and demographers describe how these two countries have become to have the largest number of immigrants among advanced industrial countries, how their conceptions of citizenship and nationality differ, and how their ethnic compositions are likely to be transformed in the next century as a consequence ofmigration, fertility trends, citizenship and naturalization laws, and public attitudes.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Myron Weiner
  • Klaus J. Bade
  • Reed Ueda
  • Rainer Münz
  • Ralf Ulrich
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Providence, RI
Publication year:
  • 1997