The Resource Struggles over immigrants' language : literacy tests in the United States, 1917-1966, Young-In Oh

Struggles over immigrants' language : literacy tests in the United States, 1917-1966, Young-In Oh

Label
Struggles over immigrants' language : literacy tests in the United States, 1917-1966
Title
Struggles over immigrants' language
Title remainder
literacy tests in the United States, 1917-1966
Statement of responsibility
Young-In Oh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Oh argues that the introduction of literacy tests influenced both the possibility of immigrant admission to the United States and the exercise of suffrage. The Literacy Test Act of 1917 was the first national language restriction on immigration and was used as a means of excluding?undesirable? linguistic minorities. Focusing on New York State, Oh shows how literacy tests were used to preserve the political hegemony. She argues that linguistic assimilation carried different meanings for different people. For Europeans, it meant swifter assimilation into American society, while for non-whites i
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
371.826/9120973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC151
LC item number
.O4 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new Americans : recent immigration and American society
Label
Struggles over immigrants' language : literacy tests in the United States, 1917-1966, Young-In Oh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn787844748
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 174 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593325329
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35621412
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)787844748
  • pebcs1593325320

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