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Although Sowell covers their histories before they reach America, his primary intension is not to write history

Although Sowell covers their histories before they reach America, his primary intension is not to write history. He uses history to find factors that advance and retard the progress of groups. Sowell identifies three main patterns.

This classic work by the distinguished economist traces the history.

Author(s): Thomas Sowell, James Bundy. ISBN: 0786100486 (ISBN13: 9780786100484).

This classic work by the distinguished economist traces the history of nine American ethnic groups-the Irish, Germans, Jews, Italians, Chinese, African-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans.

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Sowell, Thomas, 1930-; James H. and Sylvia Leal Carvajal Collection. Traces the story of nine different ethnic groups in American society, discussing their various reactions to the American experience, cultural and hisotrical backgrounds, patterns of difficulty, and modes of success.

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Thomas Sowell is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Ethnic America: A History. He has been a professor of economics at leading American colleges and universities, and has lectured in Singapore, Israel, Switzerland, and Germany, as well as across the United States.

Ethnic America: A History. Bestselling author Thomas Sowell has been on the faculties of leading universities across the country, an economist in the corporate world and in government, and a scholar in residence at three think tanks. For the past two decades, he has been a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His Internet Web site is ww. sowell.

Narrated by James Bundy. One of the greatest dramas in all of modern times involves the peopling of America. In Ethnic America, Thomas Sowell provides. What is Kobo Super Points? A loyalty program that rewards you for your love of reading. Explore rewards Explore Kobo VIP Membership.

[MP3CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.] [Read by James Bundy] One of the greatest dramas in all of modern times involves the peopling of America. In Ethnic America, Thomas Sowell provides a useful and concise record tracing the history of nine ethnic groups: the Irish, the Germans, the Jews, the Italians, the Chinese, the Japanese, the Blacks, the Puerto Ricans, and the Mexicans. Sowell offers perspective-building facts, such as that there are more people of Irish ancestry in the United States than in Ireland and more Jews than in Israel, and explains each ethnic group's varied experiences in adapting to American society.

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Bad Sunny
Thomas Sowell’s Ethnic America is an excellent account of the socioeconomic rise of nine ethic groups that makeup part of the American mosaic. Although Sowell covers their histories before they reach America, his primary intension is not to write history. He uses history to find “factors that advance and retard the progress of groups.”
Sowell identifies three main patterns. First, emigration shows whether individuals intend to stay temporarily or permanently. And that decision results in varying degrees of contributions to American institutions and its unique culture. Furthermore, government immigration policies either adversely or positively impact those decisions, and consequently, results in unintended outcomes. Second, acculturation patterns are correlated with intended emigration goals. Among Mexicans, for example, the persistence of speaking a foreign language is higher than other ethnic groups. This reflects the different preferences of early and later generations in preserving their authentic Mexican culture. Third, family condition patterns foreshadow the level of community involvement and the extent that groups sacrifice to progress in society. For example, German Jews interacted with their surrounding community to much greater extent than Russian Jews who were more culturally self-restricted and isolated within an all-Jewish community.
Sowell shows how factors such as: culture, geography, education, discrimination, violence, age, birth rates, etc., impacted socioeconomic progress. Each group overcame obstacles to succeed. Japanese Americans endured decades of discriminatory laws and practices and the injustice of wartime interment camps, and yet today (time of publication) their median family incomes are 32 percent above the national average. Mexican Americans endured hostilities and massive waves of deportation throughout the decades, and still made great strides relative to other groups that started from an agricultural background. Numerous well-known Mexican Americans have emerged in sports and entertainment, while others have made progress in scholarship, science, and high-level professions. After enduring 200 years of slavery, Black Americans as a group have “moved from a position of utter destitution—in money, knowledge, and rights—to a place alongside of other groups emerging from the great struggles of life. None have had to come from so far back to join their fellow Americans.”
Ethnic America’s key takeaways are: One, in a sense America is a nation of immigrants, but the blanket term covers many important distinctions among the various peoples who came to America. Two, cultures are not “superior” or “inferior.” They are better or worse adapted to a particular set of circumstances. Three, rather than arguing over the advantages or disadvantages of diversity, the discussion should highlight its pervasiveness in American history and the way people have coped with its frictions and problems by putting physical and social distance between themselves. Fourth, inter-group hostility has usually been greatest among groups most alike in their social and economic conditions, and better relations have been more common among groups that are quite different.
The history of American ethic groups is a story of similar patterns and profound differences, of pain and pride and achievement. It is the story of the human spirit in different guises.
Umge
Like the rest of Dr. Sowell's books, Ethnic America is superbly researched and written in the kind of lucid prose that makes Sowell's work's at once highly accessible and precise. The premise of the book is itself informative - that ethnic groups differ greatly demographically and in the way their cultural histories shape their present opportunities. This is true not only between different ethnic groups but within groups and across time. As usual, Sowell provides ample real life examples as he charts the histories of major ethnic groups in the US. The outcomes of the Japanese Americans, for instance, are heavily influenced by the history of Japan, the history of Japanese in America, the fact that by and large Japanese Americans originated from a narrow social stratum and from specific regions and hence were not representative of Japanese as a whole, and the time in which they immigrated to America and the purposes of their immigration.

Ethnic America is fascinating not only as an ethnography of America but also as a work of history, charting the stories of people from around the world and fleshing out the implications of differences between those histories. Definitely a worthwhile read.
Malahelm
Ethnic America should be required reading for all Americans. It gives a concise history of America's major ethnic groups that clearly show how ethnic history creates that group’s cultural values. How did the English suppression of the Irish affect Irish political development in every country that the Irish emigrated to? Why were Italians the last of the European immigrants to become fully integrated into the American education system? The early history of Asians in America is particularly heart breaking.

What impressed me most about the book is Thomas Sowell's general optimism about how the real treasure of American diversity worked in the past to make us a better culture; each culture show cased its best virtues for others to emulate, and they discarded their old customs of thought that did not help them to secure a place in America.

Ethnic America was written in the mid 1980s and it has a wonderfully optimistic American attitude. Today it remains an open question about how positive change can occur while professional race baiters and cynical politicians exacerbate racial and ethnic problems.
Narder
Since it was written quite some time ago, the current era is not covered. Nevertheless, it gives an interesting yet dispassionate look at immigration and migration. My own background was accurately and thoughtfully covered, so it gives me confidence in the handling pf topics unfamiliar to me.

Well written. Extremely well-written.
artman
Superb history of the disparate cultures that have come together to comprise America, and how each ethnic group's experience and success in this country has been influenced by its own unique approach to acculturation. Fascinating, and highly recommended.
Wrathmaster
I read it a few years back and answered a few questions...it is one of my favorites of books I have read ,this book is what they should teach children early on instead of growing through it ...then one would have to ask what is the real American attitude.
Uanabimo
Informative, interesting details of various ethnic groups that have come to America.
I learned so much! Great great book. Get it!
Ethnic America: A History download epub
Social Sciences
Author: James Bundy,Thomas Sowell
ISBN: 0786173564
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.; Unabridged MP3CD edition (July 1, 2006)