How did the institutionalization of ethnic neighborhoods facilitate integration and assimilation into American culture and industry?
In general terms, it is a natural phenomenon for immigrants who share the same home language, culture, ethnicity, etc., to settle into distinct ethnic neighborhoods upon reaching their new homeland. This is not unique to the American experience and one can find, for example, scattered Chinese communities throughout the countries of East Asia and the Pacific (Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, etc.).
In the American experience, the great waves of immigration and formation of unique ethnic ...
This job offers a personal account of the institutionalization of ethnic neighborhoods into America.