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A nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten

Label
A nation of nations : a great American immigration story
Title
A nation of nations
Title remainder
a great American immigration story
Statement of responsibility
Tom Gjelten
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The dramatic and compelling story of the transformation of America during the last fifty years, told through a handful of families in one suburban county in Virginia that has been utterly changed by recent immigration. In the fifty years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. Significantly, these immigrants are not coming from Europe, as was the case before 1965, but from all corners of the globe. Today non-European immigration is ninety percent of the total immigration to the US. Americans today are vastly more diverse than ever. They look different, speak different languages, practice different religions, eat different foods, and enjoy different cultures. In 1950, Fairfax County, Virginia, was ninety percent white, ten percent African-American, with a little more than one hundred families who were 'other.' Currently the African-American percentage of the population is about the same, but the Anglo white population is less than fifty percent, and there are families of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, and Latin American origin living all over the county. A Nation of Nations follows the lives of a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually 'Americanize.' Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, these families have stories that illustrate common immigrant themes: friction between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping. It's been half a century since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act changed the landscape of America, and no book has assessed the impact or importance of this law as this one does, with its brilliant combination of personal stories and larger demographic and political issues"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gjelten, Tom
Dewey number
305.8009755/291
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F232.F2
LC item number
G54 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minorities
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Social change
  • Fairfax County (Va.)
  • Developing countries
  • United States
  • United States.
Label
A nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Part I -- 1. Two Families from Korea -- 2. A Family from Bolivia -- 3. Out of Korea -- 4. Bolivia to America -- 5. A Family from Libya -- 6. Crossroads -- 7. A Libyan Boy in America -- Part II -- 8. Good Immigrants, Bad Immigrants -- 9. JFK -- 10. The 1965 Reform -- Part III -- 11. Turning Point -- 12. Minorities -- 13. Diversity -- 14. Muslim Americans -- 15. Integration -- 16. Initiative -- Part IV -- 17. Backlash -- 18 After 9-11 -- 19. Second Generation -- 20. Politics -- 21. Americanization
Control code
sky276148781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781476743851
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
mv 09/15
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
A nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten
Publication
Note
"Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue -- Part I -- 1. Two Families from Korea -- 2. A Family from Bolivia -- 3. Out of Korea -- 4. Bolivia to America -- 5. A Family from Libya -- 6. Crossroads -- 7. A Libyan Boy in America -- Part II -- 8. Good Immigrants, Bad Immigrants -- 9. JFK -- 10. The 1965 Reform -- Part III -- 11. Turning Point -- 12. Minorities -- 13. Diversity -- 14. Muslim Americans -- 15. Integration -- 16. Initiative -- Part IV -- 17. Backlash -- 18 After 9-11 -- 19. Second Generation -- 20. Politics -- 21. Americanization
Control code
sky276148781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
405 pages
Isbn
9781476743851
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015017291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Note
mv 09/15
Other physical details
illustrations

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