Since the book examines liberalism, progressivism, and conservatism in the context of immigration and looks at the idea of American identity, it is very useful and timely. By looking at everything from treaties with Native American nations to the ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries, this volume provides a comprehensive overview of major issues that American society must confront. It is a useful resource for students, debaters, and anyone who wishes to be well-informed on these issues."
– ARBA, 2019
Americans have had strong opinions on the matter of immigration to this country from the earliest days of the Republic. That is the message of this new reference work, one of several volumes in a new series entitled “Opinions through History.” The book includes 31 chapters in chronological order from Colonial times to the present controversy over the need for a wall on the southern US border. Each chapter concentrates on a specific document and then provides extensive commentary on that document. The publisher notes that “the intent is to guide the reader through the process of understanding how each document contributed to, or is a reflection of, changing attitudes on important issues of public interest.” The volume also includes endnotes, a list of primary and secondary sources, a glossary, and a thorough bibliography.” Summing Up: Recommended…”
– CHOICE, 2019