School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 5-8-Students studying U.S. immigrant groups will benefit from this wonderful series. Each volume begins with the same overview of immigration and some working definitions, plus an introduction offering information important to understanding that particular group. Although the individual volumes have different authors, the tone and writing style is consistent throughout. A brief history of the population's native country emphasizes the conditions that resulted in immigration to the U.S. Chronological chapters follow, each ending with a short discussion of contemporary life. Along the way are maps, special-interest inserts, black-and-white archival photographs, drawings, and interesting facts, all of which make for enjoyable reading. Each volume includes a brief glossary and a useful group-specific time line. The multi-volume American Immigration (Grolier, 1998) takes a chronological approach in its first two volumes, followed by volumes of alphabetical entries. Whether libraries have that title, or the many others on the topic, they will still want to consider these books.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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