Manifest Destinies: Americanizing Immigrants and Internationalizing Americans


At the turn of the century, America is both retrenching and expanding, becoming more restrictive and more expansive, more utilaritarian and, more value- and religion-oriented. As was true a century ago, these changes are very much a story of immigrants, their lives, and the changing lives of those they join. This book examines the interaction of immigrants and the native-born in nine widely varying locales, including Richmond, VA, St. Louis, West Palm Beach, FL, Tacoma, WA, Garden City, KS, Dallas, Phoenix, San Francisco, and New York City. Through insight into the dynamics of these interactions at the local level, the authors collectively sketch an America that is both changing and re-creating its past.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lance A. Rasbridge
  • Nancy J. Wellmeier
  • Carol A. Mortland
  • David W. Haines
  • Marilyn Breslow
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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