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The Resource Nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten

Nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten

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Nation of nations : a great American immigration story
Title
Nation of nations
Title remainder
a great American immigration story
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gjelten
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The dramatic and compelling story of the transformation of America during the last fifty years, told through a handful of families in one suburban county in Virginia that has been utterly changed by recent immigration. In the fifty years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. Significantly, these immigrants are not coming from Europe, as was the case before 1965, but from all corners of the globe. Today non-European immigration is ninety percent of the total immigration to the US. Americans today are vastly more diverse than ever. They look different, speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and enjoy different cultures. In 1950, Fairfax County, Virginia, was ninety percent white, ten percent African-American, with a little more than one hundred families who were 'other.' Currently the African-American percentage of the population is about the same, but the Anglo white population is less than fifty percent, and there are families of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American origin living all over the county. A Nation of Nations follows the lives of a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually 'Americanize.' Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, these families have stories that illustrate common immigrant themes: friction between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping. It's been half a century since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act changed the landscape of America, and no book has assessed the impact or importance of this law as this one does, with its brilliant combination of personal stories and larger demographic and political issues."--Publisher information
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YDXCP
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Gjelten, Tom
Dewey number
305.8009755/291
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F232.F2
LC item number
G54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Minorities
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Social change
  • Fairfax County (Va.)
  • Fairfax County (Va.)
  • Fairfax County (Va.)
  • Developing countries
  • United States
  • United States.
Label
Nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Two families from Korea --A family from Bolivia -- Out of Korea-- Bolivia to America -- A family from Libya -- Crossroads -- A Libyan boy in America -- Part II. Good immigrants, bad immigrants -- JFK -- The 1965 reform -- Part III. Turning point -- Minorities -- Diversity -- Muslim Americans -- Integration -- Initiative -- Part IV. Backlash -- After 9/11 -- The second generation -- Politics -- Americanization
Control code
ocn944380364
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
Extent
x, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476743868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944380364
Label
Nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-385) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Two families from Korea --A family from Bolivia -- Out of Korea-- Bolivia to America -- A family from Libya -- Crossroads -- A Libyan boy in America -- Part II. Good immigrants, bad immigrants -- JFK -- The 1965 reform -- Part III. Turning point -- Minorities -- Diversity -- Muslim Americans -- Integration -- Initiative -- Part IV. Backlash -- After 9/11 -- The second generation -- Politics -- Americanization
Control code
ocn944380364
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
Extent
x, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476743868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)944380364

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