Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics

The peopling of the United States is one of the most important stories of the last 500 years, and in "Shaping Our Nation," bestselling author and demographics expert Michael Barone illuminates a new angle of America’s rise. He uses a vast array of political and social data to show that America is the product of a series of large, unexpected mass movements — both internal and external — that typically lasted only one or two generations but in that time reshaped the nation and created enduring tensions that were difficult to resolve.



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