Joel perlmann traces the history of us classification of immigrants from ellis island to the present day showing how slippery and contested ideas about racial national and ethnic difference have been his focus ranges from the 1897 list of races and peoples through changes in the civil rights era to proposals for reform of the 2020 census. America classifies the immigrants book read reviews from worlds largest community for readers start by marking america classifies the immigrants from ellis island to the 2020 census as want to read from ellis island to the 2020 census by joel perlmann really liked it 400 rating details 1 rating . Get this from a library america classifies the immigrants from ellis island to the 2020 census joel perlmann when more than twenty million immigrants arrived in the united states between 1880 and 1920 the government attempted to classify them according to prevailing ideas about race and nationality but . In america classifies the immigrants from ellis island to the 2020 census harvard university press 2018 senior scholar joel perlmann traces the evolution of thinking about race and ethnic groups in america beginning with the 1897 list of races and peoples through the proposed 2020 changes for the us census perlmann examines the shifting ideas about racial and national . America classifies the immigrants hardcover from ellis island to the 2020 census by joel perlmann harvard university press 9780674425057 464pp publication date march 26 2018
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