Newcomers, Outsiders, & Insiders : Immigrants and American Racial Politics in the Early Twenty-first Century (Paperback)

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"The authors have done a commendable and impressive job of addressing a topic of long-lasting and increasing significance in U.S. politics."
---F. Chris Garcia, University of New Mexico

"This is a path-breaking book that will be read across disciplines beyond political science."
---James Jennings, Tufts University

Over the past four decades, the United States has experienced the largest influx of immigrants in its history. Not only has the ratio of European to non-European newcomers changed, but recent arrivals are coming from the Asian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, South America, and other regions which have not previously supplied many immigrants to the United States.

In this timely study, a team of political scientists examines how the arrival of these newcomers has affected the efforts of long-standing minority groups---Blacks, Latinos, and Asian Pacific Americans---to gain equality through greater political representation and power. The authors predict that, for some time to come, the United States will function as a complex multiracial hierarchy, rather than as a genuine democracy.

Ronald Schmidt, Sr. is Professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach.

Yvette M. Alex-Assensoh is Associate Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Office for Women's Affairs (OWA) at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Andrew L. Aoki is Professor of Political Science at Augsburg College.

Rodney E. Hero is the Packey J. Dee Professor of American Democracy at the University of Notre Dame.

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Publisher Univ of Michigan Pr
Mfg Part# 9780472033768
SKU 211286613
Format Paperback
ISBN10 047203376X
Release Date 12/2/2009
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Number of Pages 0322
Publisher University of Michigan Press
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