Ueda, Reed. Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History. Boston, MA: Bedford Books, 1994.
1. What technological advances helped the United States become history’s first “worldwide” immigration country in the 20th century?
2. What percentage of immigrants since the founding of the country arrived in the 20th century?
3. From the early nineteenth to the early twentieth, the United States attracted what percentage of the worlds immigrants?
4. Demographically, what was the major difference in the immigration to the United States as compared to other immigration countries such as Australia and Canada?
B) As compared to immigration to Latin American countries
5. Compare the ethnic/variety of immigration to the United States in the early twentieth century to the late twentieth century..
6. According to Figure I., What time period was the higher percentage of immigrants admitted?
B) What period had the LEAST?
7. List 5 major world nations that have no tradition of immigration
A) B) C)
8. What does Oscar Handlin describe as the immigration process (uprooting) “A trauma that left a permanent scar”?
9. In which ways did American immigrants create a society differing fundamentally from their old societies?
10. How did immigration create the American nation and define its role in world history?
11. List & Describe what Ueda calls the 3 waves of U.S. immigration.
12. What was the cardinal ethnic factor transforming the American nation from the birth of the Industrial Revolution to the Great Depression? Explain.
13. What is the difference in geographical origins between the labels “Old Immigrant and “New Immigrant”?
14. From which country did the:
a) Old immigrants come from?
b) New immigrants come from?
15. From what geographic region did the first mass migration from outside Europe come?
b) Which specific countries?
16. List the chronological time periods for each group.
17. How did the pattern of immigration for Asians resemble the New Immigration?
18. How did “debt servitude” effect Mexican immigration?
19. Describe the “circulating flow” of West Indian immigration to the U.S. 1900-1930.
20. Explain key push factors like population expansion and regional economic stagnancy.
21. Explain key pull factors that brought immigration to specific areas within the United States.
22. Explain the process of “chain migration”.
23. Using specific Historical data explain the difference between Linear and “Long Swing” immigration to the U.S.
24. Discuss the “time-shape” of immigration and the American economy.
25. Explain how a rate of immigration is determined. Why is it important?
26. What was the age and gender of most immigrants?
27. What were other immigrant receiving countries?
A) B) C)
28. In the period of 1820-1900, what was the largest occupational group?
29. What is “return migration”?
30. Which groups were more likely to be return migrants?
C) How prevalent was it?
31. Which groups had the highest proportions of skilled workers?
32. Compare illiteracy between “old” and “new” immigrants.