Erika Lee - America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States

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In her new book, Lee, the award-winning author of The Making of Asian America, draws on her experience as director of the Immigration History Research Center at the University of Minnesota to give a comprehensive survey of xenophobia in America. Showing that hatred of and violence against immigrants has been a feature of the country since the Colonial days, when Benjamin Franklin disparaged Germans, Lee offers a new framework for understanding xenophobia, one that puts Trump’s vitriol against migrants into a wider context and also illuminates how anti-immigration sentiment has spawned and fed off related problems such as racism, sexism, and classism.

 

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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$32.00
ISBN: 9781541672604
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Published: Basic Books - November 26th, 2019

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