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Author Irving, Katrina.

Title Immigrant mothers : narratives of race and maternity, 1890-1925 / Katrina Irving.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.48 I72I    Check Shelf
Description x, 148 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [131]-142) and index.
Contents Introduction : amazing racial hybrids and ethnic horrors : race and the immigrant woman, 1890-1925 -- Rediscovered "problem" : engendering the "new" immigrant -- Flouting the "racial border" : nativism, eugenics, and the sexualized immigrant woman -- President Roosevelt visits Ellis Island : racial economics and biological parsimony -- Sentimental ambitions : Americanization and the "isolated and alien" mother -- "Eternal" mothers : cultural pluralism, primitivism, and the triumph of difference.
Subject Women immigrants -- United States -- Public opinion -- History.
Mothers -- United States -- Public opinion -- History.
Xenophobia -- United States -- History.
Immigrants in literature -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Public opinion -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- History.
ISBN 0252025342 cloth alkaline paper
0252068580 paperback alkaline paper
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