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Author Pickus, Noah M. Jedidiah, 1964-

Title True faith and allegiance : immigration and American civic nationalism / Noah Pickus.

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2005.


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 UniM Bail  323.60973 PICK    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 257 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Immigration, citizenship, and the nation's founding -- Ch. 2. Alienage and nationalism in the early republic -- Ch. 3. The free white clause of 1790 -- Ch. 4. Americanization and pluralism in the Progressive Era -- Ch. 5. Nationalism in the Progressive Era -- Ch. 6. World War I and the turn to coercion -- Ch. 7. Immigration and citizenship at century's end -- Ch. 8. A new civic nationalism.
Summary "True Faith and Allegiance is an account of nationalism and the politics of turning immigrants into citizens and Americans. Noah Pickus offers an alternative to the wild swings between emotionally fraught positions on immigration and citizenship of the past two decades. Ranging over the fields of political theory, history, and law, he argues for a renewed civic nationalism that melds principles and peoplehood.".
"This tradition of civic nationalism held sway at America's founding and in the Progressive Era. Pickus explores how, from James Madison to Teddy Roosevelt, its proponents sought to combine reason and reverence and to balance inclusion and exclusion. He takes us through controversies over citizenship for blacks and the rights of aliens at the nation's founding, examines the interplay of ideas and institutions in the Americanization movement in the 1910s and 1920s, and charts how both left and right promoted a policy of neglect toward immigrants and toward citizenship in the second half of the twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Citizenship -- United States -- History.
Americanization -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
ISBN 0691121729 (acid-free paper)