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Patriotic pluralism: Americanization education and European immigrants

Patriotic Pluralism

Publication Type:

Book

Authors:

Mirel,Jeffrey

Source:

Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., p.368 (2010)

Call Number:

Cubb LC3731 .M58 2010

Keywords:

Americanization, Children of immigrants--Education--United States--History--20th century, Immigrants--Education--United States--History--20th century

Abstract:

Contents: Introduction : the immigrant invasion -- The single greatest factor in the Americanization of immigrants -- Americanization and the public schools, 1890-1930 -- Americanization and the foreign language press, 1890-1930 -- "They have never been; they are not now; half-hearted Americans" : Americanization education, 1930-1955.

Notes:

"In this book, a leading historian of education retells the story we think we know, in which public schools forced a draconian Americanization on the great waves of immigration of a century ago. Ranging from the 1890s through the World War II years, Jeffrey Mirel argues that Americanization was a far more nuanced and negotiated process from the start, much shaped by immigrants themselves."