Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xiv

As a resident fellow participating in the 2000–2001 “Global America” Seminar at Harvard University’s Warren Center, I first began to acknowledge the conceptual ground shared by diplomatic historians and...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-23

Policy debates in the United States today treat immigration almost exclusively as a domestic problem that must be solved, somehow, with the passage by Congress of better laws. Americans repeatedly debate what...

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Chapter 1. Isolated or Independent? American Immigration before 1850

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pp. 24-69

Why do immigrants’ foreign attachments so often seem invisible to Americans? Consider the scene captured in 1907 by famed photographer (and child of German Jewish immigrants) Alfred Stieglitz, in the...

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Chapter 2. Empire and the Discovery of Immigrant Foreign Relations, 1850–1924

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pp. 70-121

Rooted as they are in powerful and almost universal human emotions, the relations between immigrants and their places of origin do not alter dramatically as the origins of immigrants shift. But the world around immigrants...

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Chapter 3. Immigration and Restriction: Protection in a Dangerous World, 1850–1965

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pp. 122-175

Reminiscing thirty years later about the politics of the 1890s, former congressman Richard Bartholdt recalled that “the most discussed subjects at that time were immigration, the financial question, and the...

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Chapter 4. Immigration and Globalization, 1965 to the Present

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pp. 176-221

In the forty-five years that followed President Lyndon Johnson’s signing of the 1965 Immigration Act, few could ignore changes occurring both within the United States and beyond America’s borders. By the millennium’s turn in...

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Conclusion: “The Inalienable Right of Man to Change His Home and Allegiance”

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pp. 222-234

My examination of immigrant foreign relations challenges readers to think in new ways about immigrants’ lives, about the relationship of immigration and globalization, about the governance of immigration and foreign...

Appendix: Suggestions for Further Reading

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pp. 235-246

Notes

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pp. 247-262

Index

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pp. 263-271