Land of Immigrants

Land of Immigrants

by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
     
 
The 19th century brought a new influx of immigrants: Irish, Germans, and Scandinavians. Later came the Great Migration of the Jews, Italians, Slavs, and others that made America the world's 'melting pot.' During the 20th century, new waves of immigrants from Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East have further enriched the

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The 19th century brought a new influx of immigrants: Irish, Germans, and Scandinavians. Later came the Great Migration of the Jews, Italians, Slavs, and others that made America the world's 'melting pot.' During the 20th century, new waves of immigrants from Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East have further enriched the ethnic diversity of North America, making it more than ever a land of immigrants.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-A revised edition of the author's The Immigrant Experience (Chelsea, 1989), this volume presents a summary of immigration to the United States and, to a much lesser extent, Canada. It is well written, with attractive black-and-white photos and a full-color center section. Reimers begins with a description of the colonial period, giving coverage to the ``old immigrants,'' such as the Irish and Germans, of the mid-to-late 19th century and to the ``new immigrants'' from southern and eastern Europe during the great migration of 1880-1920. Later chapters discuss the restrictive policies developed after World War I and today's new wave of immigrants coming primarily from Latin America, Asia, and the Caribbean. Although not extensive, revisions have been carefully made. Material has been updated, certain points clarified, and irrelevant information dropped. Quotations of the times portraying the newest immigrant groups in an unfavorable light have been eliminated. The bibliography has been expanded and updated. A worthy effort, but probably an unnecessary purchase for those owning the older title.-Diane S. Marton, Arlington County Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791033838
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Immigrant Experience Series
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

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