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America for Americans

Audiobook

An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact


The United States is a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America.


Forcing us to confront this history, America for Americans explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. It is a necessary corrective and spur to action for any concerned citizen.


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Publisher: Hachette Audio Edition: Unabridged

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  • ISBN: 9781549155628
  • File size: 392193 KB
  • Release date: November 26, 2019
  • Duration: 13:37:04

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781549155628
  • File size: 392248 KB
  • Release date: November 26, 2019
  • Duration: 13:44:03
  • Number of parts: 16

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An award-winning historian reframes our continuing debate over immigration with a compelling history of xenophobia in the United States and its devastating impact


The United States is a nation of immigrants. But it is also a nation of xenophobia. In America for Americans, Erika Lee shows that an irrational fear, hatred, and hostility toward immigrants has been a defining feature of our nation from the colonial era to the Trump era. Benjamin Franklin ridiculed Germans for their "strange and foreign ways." Americans' anxiety over Irish Catholics turned xenophobia into a national political movement. Chinese immigrants were excluded, Japanese incarcerated, and Mexicans deported. Today, Americans fear Muslims, Latinos, and the so-called browning of America.


Forcing us to confront this history, America for Americans explains how xenophobia works, why it has endured, and how it threatens America. It is a necessary corrective and spur to action for any concerned citizen.


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Hachette Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549155628
    File size: 392193 KB
    Release date: November 26, 2019
    Duration: 13:37:04

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781549155628
    File size: 392248 KB
    Release date: November 26, 2019
    Duration: 13:44:03
    Number of parts: 16

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    OverDrive Listen audiobook
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    English
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