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Ethnic America: A History Setting & Symbolism

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The American Mosaic

The American mosaic is Sowell's concept representing the fact that the United States is a nation of ethnic minorities, with no ethnic group containing even more than 20% of the population.

Ireland

The country of origin for Irish immigrants.

Germany

The country of origin for German immigrants and German Jews.

Eastern Europe

Many Jewish immigrants come from Eastern Europe, following Sephardic and German Jewish immigrants.

Southern Italy and Sicily

Most Italian immigrants emigrate from Southern Italy and Sicily.

China, particularly the Toishan District of Kwantung Provinc

Almost all Chinese immigrants come from the Toishan District of Kwantung Province in China.

Africa

The continent where African slaves are taken; African Americans have ancestors all over the continent.

Puerto Rico

The American protectorate where Puerto Rican immigrants originate.

Mexico

The country of origin for Mexican immigrants.

The United States

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