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Author Pickus, Noah M. Jedidiah, 1964-

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

Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased.
Notes Originally published: 2005.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-239) and index.
Contents Preface; Introduction; CHAPTER ONE: Immigration, Citizenship, and the Nation's Founding; CHAPTER TWO: Alienage and Nationalism in the Early Republic; CHAPTER THREE: The Free White Clause of 1790; CHAPTER FOUR: Americanization and Pluralism in the Progressive Era; CHAPTER FIVE: Nationalism in the Progressive Era; CHAPTER SIX: World War I and the Turn to Coercion; CHAPTER SEVEN: Immigration and Citizenship at Century's End; CHAPTER EIGHT: A New Civic Nationalism; Epilogue; Notes; Index.
Summary True Faith and Allegiance is a provocative 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. Drawing on 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 reas.
Other author JSTOR, issuing body.
Subject Citizenship -- United States -- History.
Americanization -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Variant Title True faith & allegiance.
Immigration and American civil nationalism.
ISBN 9781400826919 (electronic bk.)
1400826918 (electronic bk.)
0691133964 paperback
9780691133966 paperback