U.S. Immigration Policy, Ethnicity, and Religion in American History is rich with data and document excerpts that illuminate the complex relationships among ethnicity, religion, and immigration to the United States over a 200-year period.
The book uniquely organizes the flow of immigration to the United States into seven chapters covering U.S. immigration policy making; the Open Door Era, 1820–1880; the Door Ajar Era, 1880–1920; the Pet Door Era, 1920–1950; the Dutch Door Era, 1950–1985; the Revolving Door Era, 1985–2001; and the Storm Door Era, 2001–2018. Each chapter analyzes trends in ethnicity or national origin and the religious affiliations of immigrant groups in relation to immigration policy during the time period covered.
- Presents data in 15 tables that provide insight into the relationships between ethnic and religious affiliations of immigrants and policy aimed at regulating the flow of immigration to the United States
- Offers excerpts from primary source documents in nine boxes that cover immigration policy from 1819–2015
- Provides a chronology of key immigration policymaking events from 1820–2018
- Follows the immigrants who entered the US through Ellis Island from 1892–1914
- Details the distribution, by percent and decade, of the national origin of immigrants from 1920–1950
- Expands on FBI religion-based hate crimes statistics for 2015