Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. T. Earl Sullenger


There are many definitions and possible interpretations of ethnic assimilation. It can mean anything from "elevation of economic status and adaptation to new standards of civilization, to changing of the color of skin. However, in the final analysis, ethnic assimilation divides into two phases, physical and cultural. When we speak of physical assimilation, we immediately think of two or more racees blending into a dominant race and losing all former identities. This theory of assimilation may occur in a democratic country but is most improbable.


Thesis In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts Department of Sociology of The Municipal University of Omaha. Copyright 1953, Kazuichi Hamasaki

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