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Unformatted text preview: • to redefine American identities in the military encounters at the borders Incorperating difference • expansion outside continental borders • native americans • labor: african americans, asians, and later European immigration by non-Anglo-Saxons Europeans: Southern and Eastern Europeans Why does Roediger offer in Colored White? “whiteness” 1790 Nationalization Act: only free white men could become citizens Were immigrants “white” beofre they came to the US in the late 19th century “Not yet white” delayed citizenship not denial whiteness = fitness for citizenship labor as unmanly and non white gendered ways citizenship was controlled New immigrant consciousness learning racial heiarchy in the US americanization was cultural but also about absorbing idealogy about race 1924 Johnson act restrictive quota for immigration entry : a) 2% of the nationalitys population already in the US as of 1890 b) no alien ineligible for citizenship (Asians)...
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