U.S. Immigration and Migration: Biographies (two volumes) presents the life stories of fifty individuals who either played key roles in the governmental and societal influences on U.S. immigration and migration or are immigrants who became successful in the United States. Profiled are well-known figures such as German-born physicist Albert Einstein; Scottish-born industrialist Andrew Carnegie; Czech-born Madeleine Albright, the first female U.S. secretary of state; and English-born comedic actor Charlie Chaplin. In addition, lesser-known individuals are featured, such as Kalpana Chawla, the first female astronaut from India; Mexican-born Antonia Hernandez, a lawyer and activist for Latino causes; and folk singer Woody Guthrie, whose songs focused on the plight of victims of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s -- migrants who left the Midwest in search of a better life in the West. Biographies also contains nearly 130 black-and-white photographs, sidebars containing interesting facts about people and events related to immigration and migration, a timeline, and an index.
|Series:||U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library Series|
|Edition description:||Two Volume Set|
|Product dimensions:||7.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.00(d)|