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Selling America

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



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Selling America by Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson
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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

Author Biography

Christina A. Ziegler-McPherson, PhD, is a public historian and museum curator. She has a doctorate in history from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Release date Australia
February 16th, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
9 Illustrations, unspecified
Praeger Publishers Inc
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