Government

  • You may include books, academic journal articles, and websites.
  • You should refer to at least 2 full books, 4-5 peer reviewed scholarly journal articles, and at least four website based articles from either .gov, .org, or .edu websites. Be wary of using overly biased politically based sources.

Include the following elements in each annotated bibliography entry:

  • Reference
  • Content or focus
  • Purpose and usefulness for your project
  • Comprehensiveness, reliability and accuracy
  • Limitations
  • Intended audience (popular or academic)
  • Quotes, page numbers, and chapter you find useful

Example:

 

Borland, Bruce (ed). Primarily Sources in American history. Longman Publishers. New York: New York. Second edition. 1997.
An anthology of primary source documents relevant to American history. Provides full text of several laws as well as transcripts of speeches and letters many of which are related to immigration and naturalization. Used primarily as a historical reference in order to validate the contents of specific laws. Of particular interest for this research project is the text, on pages 259-260 of the May 26, 1924 proclamation by Calvin Coolidge of the, “Act to limit the immigration of aliens into the United States, and for other purposes” that established the quota system, including a list of specific nations and their quota percentages. Also useful are the memoirs of Ben Yorita, a Japanese American man evacuated to a concentration camp during world war two on pages to 8083 to 90.

De Genova, Nicholas. The Legal Production of Mexican/Migrant “Illegality. Latino Studies: Special Issue (2004):160-185. International Module. ProQuest. Empire State College Library. 26 March 2006.
Mexican migration to the United States is distinguished by a seeming paradox in that; while no other country has supplied nearly as many migrants to the US as Mexico, major changes in US immigration law since 1965 have created ever more severe restrictions on “legal” migration from Mexico. Closely focused on Mexican immigration, this scholarly paper examines the history of changes in US immigration law with respect to Latin America and how these changes have impacted Mexicans in particular. Supports the fourth era analysis with some third era background.
· Specific examples of supporting information include reference to the Quota era on page 3, which illuminates the fact that the quotas applied to European and other nations essentially left Mexican immigration unrestricted.
· Described on pages 3-4, the Bracero Program actually brought millions of migrant workers into the US from Mexico.
· Page 5 provides an excellent overview of the history of immigration laws.

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