The New Americans


Many Americans feel swamped by immigrants with alien cultures, languages, and customs apparently flooding into our country.

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Many Americans feel swamped by immigrants with alien cultures, languages, and customs apparently flooding into our country.

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Conservative writer Barone offers an optimistic portrayal of the state of immigration in American society. He argues that new groups of immigrants such as Asians, Latinos, and African-Americans (here termed new because they've only recently gained legal equality) can be compared to the older immigrant groups of Jews, Italians, and Irish, respectively. He argues that if these other groups just learn English and assimilate American culture as their metaphorical forebears did, than there are few, if any, barriers to their eventual success in American life. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895262028
  • Publisher: Regnery Publishing, Inc., An Eagle Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The New Americans 1
Part 1 Irish and Blacks 15
Chapter 1 Irish 23
Chapter 2 Blacks 65
Part 2 Italians and Latinos 115
Chapter 3 Italians 121
Chapter 4 Latinos 149
Part 3 Jews and Asians 193
Chapter 5 Jews 201
Chapter 6 Asians 249
Conclusion: We've Been Here Before 275
Notes 281
Acknowledgments 321
Index 323
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    a good book that deserves more attention

    History is often the only guide we have, and Barone shows us that it is the best guide when trying to solve the problems of ethnic minorities today. Barone's arguments make sense and are fairly clear. This was a relatviely quick read that can be interpreted on many levels and should be read by anyone interested in current events and especially immigration and/or racial equality.

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