Selling America

Selling America

Immigration Promotion and the Settlement of the American Continent, 1607-1914

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An in-depth look at the motivating factors behind immigration to America from 1607 to 1914, including what attracted people to America, who was trying to attract them, and why.

* Features a synthesis of 35 state promotional policies regarding immigration

* Challenges the commonly held view that the 19th century was a period of "laissez faire" immigration policy

* Examines the question of why immigrants migrate to certain areas

* Highlights the corporate, for-profit nature of English colonization in the 17th century

* Includes private corporate, religious, and philanthropic promotional activities

* Analyzes why policymakers favored certain immigrant groups over others

Publisher: Santa Barbara : Praeger, [2017]
ISBN: 9781440842085
1440842086
Characteristics: xxi, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Other Standard Identifier: 40026951617

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