"A Taste of History" Sources

Secondary Text Sources

“Asian Pacific American Legal Center”. Asian American Legal Center. Web. 12 July 2011. http://www.apalc.org/index.php.

The “about us" page of the website of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center contains a basic overview of the organizations objectives and functions. The page goes over the APALC’s general ideology and their means of achieving their vision. This, according to the site, is to be done through direct legal services, impact litigation, and community services.

“Atlas of Human History.” National Geographic. Web. 5 July 2011. https://genographic.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/atlas.html

The Genographic Project, supported and sponsored by National Geographic on National Geographic’s website. The particular section of the project being used is the human migration map, which displays the movement of people and cultures using DNA groups. Articles that accompany the maps are accessible from the map, these articles usually discuss the conclusions that have been made about the peoples migrating at the selected time period.

Castañeda Rosales, Oscar. “Timeline: Movimiento 1960-1985”. Seattle Civil Rights & Labor History Project. Web. 12 July 2011. http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/mecha_timeline.htm.

The website provides a brief overview of the Chicano Movement from 1960 to 1985, in which the movement was in its “heyday.” Part of a civil rights and labor history project at the University of Washington. Organized by year and divided by local and national events. Some events do include a small amount of information on the influences of the event.

“Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles.” Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. Web. 12 July 2011. http://www.chirla.org/.

The about us page acceptably provides information on CHIRLA’s contributions to the immigrant rights movement. The remainder of the site, although not used much, provides  more detailed information on what is mentioned in the about us page as well as resources for those who wish to become involved in the movement.

“Colonial Activity in the Americas.” Western Michigan University. Web. 23 July 2011. http://www.wmich.edu/dialogues/themes/colonizers.html.

This article was taken from a short dialogue written by the students and faculty at Western Michigan University. Commentary is given on the brutality with which European countries attempted to take over the world. Moreover, the race between these countries for more land and control is further discussed.

“Constitution Article 1, Section 8.”  U.S. Constitution Online. Web.  13 July 2011.  http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_A1Sec8.html.

A copy of the US constitution on the internet separated by sections and articles, the section being used is Article 1, Section 8. This section defines the powers of congress. Most importantly to the topic, the section gave congress the power to set a uniform rule for naturalization.

Dierks, Konstantin. “United States Congress, ‘An act to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization’ (March 26, 1790).” Indiana University. 12 July 2011. http://www.indiana.edu/~kdhist/H105-documents-web/week08/naturalization1790.html.

This source contains short notes written by a professor at Indiana University. The notes contain mostly excerpts from the Immigration Acts of 1790 and 1795. In addition, for the act of 1790, rather than excerpts, instead he writes a summary of what the act did, who it included and excluded.  

“MALDEF.” Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Web. 12 July 2011. http://www.maldef.org/about/mission/index.html.

MALDEF’s website. Provides information on all of MALDEF’s previous court cases and the impacts they had on laws or policies. It provides news on MALDEF and relevant special events. The site offers links and direct access to media related to the cause and resources for further action. The bulk of the site is concentrated on historic and recent MALDEF legal engagements, more specifically victories.

“Plyler v. Doe.” American Civil Liberties Union of Montana. Web. 12 July 2011. http://aclumontana.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108:plyler-v-doe&catid=17:amendment-14-equal-protection-of-laws-&Itemid=36.

This source provides a short summary of the Plyler v. Doe case. Includes quotes from Supreme Court Justice William Brennan. A short introduction on the state of Texas schools before the case, and the change in law after the case are both included in the article. The basic purpose of this page is to overview a pivotal Supreme Court case connected to MALDEF.

Smith, Ellison DuRant. “Shut the Door: A Senator Speaks for Immigration Restriction.” History Matters. Web. 12 July 2011. http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5080.

This article contains a short introduction from the authors of the site and a lengthy quotation on the subject of immigration restriction from a senator in 1924. The quotation cites Madison Grant as an influence and recommends Grant’s writings to his audience. The senator, Ellison DuRant Smith of South Carolina, draws heavily on Grant’s racist theories.

 “The Immigration Act of 1924.” Portland State University. 2011. Web. 12 July 2001. http://www.upa.pdx.edu/IMS/currentprojects/TAHv3/Content/PDFs/Immigration_Act_1924.pdf.

The website portrays a PDF of unknown authorship from Portland State University. It contains a short blurb on the implications and context of the act. It includes excerpts from the act itself, as well as a table of the new quotas from each country as set by the act in 1924.

United States Government. “Comprehensive Immigration Law (1924).” Civics Online. Web. 12 July 2011. http://www.civicsonline.org/library/formatted/texts/immigration1924.htm.

This website contains a copy of the Immigration Act of 1924 from Civics Online. The act created quotas on how many immigrants could enter America from each country based on the population of people already living in the US from the given country. These quotas favored European immigrants, for the majority of Americans were of European decent.

Image Sources

Bagley, Pat. “Immigration Anchorites.” Cagle Cartoons. Web. 2 Aug. 2011. http://www.caglecartoons.com/viewimage.asp?ID={68AB813C-BC98-4D3B-A004-95BB523E7C46}

Baker, Jeff. “Anti Immigration Thanksgiving.” Cagle Cartoons. Web. 2 Aug. 2011. http://www.caglecartoons.com/viewimage.asp?ID={A15A518D-368B-40C2-9945-D2717DAA508C}. 

“Young immigrants arriving in Australia 1921.” Web. 18 July 2011. http://theedwardians.blogspot.com/2011/05/young-immigrants-arriving-in-australia.html.