Ethnic America: A History Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Write a persuasive essay debating the topic "Geography is destiny." Consider the long-range effects on several generations of such factors as the suitability of Ireland's soil for growing the ingredients for hard liquor and the effect on Italian farmers who lived on the hillsides to avoid malaria, while working farms in the valleys.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay in which you compare and contrast two groups of immigrants based on factors such as persistence of the first language, fertility rates, attitudes toward education, etc.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay in which you explore the responses of various immigrant groups to the discrimination against them in the United States. Consider which responses led to successful assimilation over time, and support your opinion about the best way to deal with discrimination with data from the text.

Essay Topic 4

It may seem ironic that established immigrant groups have been...

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