Immigration from South America (Changing Face of North America Series)

Overview

Immigration to the United States from South America increased during each of the last six decades of the 20th century, reaching nearly 540,000 in the period 1991-2000. In addition to these legal immigrants, a substantial number of South Americans -- driven in many cases by economic crises and political unrest in their own countries -- have come to El Norte without permission. Immigration from South America surveys the recent history of the 12 nations that make up the world's fourth-largest continent, focusing ...
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Overview

Immigration to the United States from South America increased during each of the last six decades of the 20th century, reaching nearly 540,000 in the period 1991-2000. In addition to these legal immigrants, a substantial number of South Americans -- driven in many cases by economic crises and political unrest in their own countries -- have come to El Norte without permission. Immigration from South America surveys the recent history of the 12 nations that make up the world's fourth-largest continent, focusing particularly on the countries that have sent the largest number of immigrants to North America. It examines why these people have left their homelands, how they have adapted to and changed North American culture, and what the future might hold for them in the United States and Canada.

An overview of immigration from South America to the United States and Canada since the 1960s, discussing conditions leading to immigration, immigration patterns, problems facing immigrants, and more.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Every year a steady influx of immigrants arrives in both the United States and Canada from the disparate nations of South America. Some of these travelers are political refugees from war-torn lands. Others are fleeing poverty. For some, the trip to North America is to rejoin family members who have already immigrated. In any case, the movement of people from South America north is a continuous flow that has increased over time. Barnett outlines the history of this immigration and some of its major consequences. In telling this story, the author touches upon issues such as prejudice, language demands, cultural barriers, and the economic want some immigrants experience. By and large, the people who risk all to go to a new land are generally highly motivated to succeed. This tale of migration is an excellent stand-alone resource. It is part of the illustrated series entitled "The Changing Face of North America." 2004, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 12 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590846872
  • Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: Changing Face of North America Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 144
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.68 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Foreword
8
11
South Americans: The Other Latinos 15
South America: From the Amazon to the Andes 25
Destination: North America 51
Home Is Where the Heart Is 81
A Foot in Each World 95
Problems Facing South Americans in North America 109
The Future of South Americans in North America 117
Famous South American Immigrants to the U.S. and Canada 124
Glossary 126
Bibliography 127
Internet Resources 134
Index 136
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