A Nation of Immigrants

A Nation of Immigrants Author John F. Kennedy
ISBN-10 9780062749956
Year 2017-05-23
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—with a new introduction by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and a foreword by Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League—offers the late president's inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America. As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation's prominence and success is as timely as ever.

A Nation of Immigrants

A Nation of Immigrants Author Franca Iacovetta
ISBN-10 9781487516833
Year 2017-06-22
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher University of Toronto Press
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This collection brings together a wide array of writings on Canadian immigrant history, including many highly regarded, influential essays. Though most of the chapters have been previously published, the editors have also commissioned original contributions on understudied topics in the field. The readings highlight the social history of immigrants, their pre-migration traditions as well as migration strategies and Canadian experiences, their work and family worlds, and their political, cultural, and community lives. They explore the public display of ethno-religious rituals, race riots, and union protests; the quasi-private worlds of all-male boarding-houses and of female domestics toiling in isolated workplaces; and the intrusive power that government and even well-intentioned social reformers have wielded over immigrants deemed dangerous or otherwise in need of supervision. Organized partly chronologically and largely by theme, the topical sections will offer students a glimpse into Canada's complex immigrant past. In order to facilitate classroom discussion, each section contains an introduction that contextualizes the readings and raises some questions for debate. A Nation of Immigrants will be useful both in specialized courses in Canadian immigration history and in courses on broader themes in Canadian history.

A Nation Of Immigrants

A Nation Of Immigrants Author President John F. Kennedy
ISBN-10 9781786258564
Year 2016-03-28
Pages 88
Language en
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
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President John F. Kennedy’s final book, A Nation of Immigrants, is a most worthy and relevant contribution to the contemporary debate on immigration reform. Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—offers the late president’s inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America. As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation’s prominence and success is as timely as ever.-Print Ed. “In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history....It can stand as a testament to a cause President Kennedy cherished, and which we should carry on.”—ROBERT F. KENNEDY

A Nation of Immigrants

A Nation of Immigrants Author John F. Kennedy
ISBN-10 9780061447549
Year 2008-01-08
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work—with a new introduction by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and a foreword by Abraham H. Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League—offers the late president's inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America. As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation's prominence and success is as timely as ever.

A Nation of Immigrants

A Nation of Immigrants Author Susan F. Martin
ISBN-10 9781139492737
Year 2010-11-08
Pages
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Immigration makes America what it is and is formative for what it will become. America was settled by three different models of immigration, all of which persist to the present. The Virginia Colony largely equated immigration with the arrival of laborers, who had few rights. Massachusetts welcomed those who shared the religious views of the founders but excluded those whose beliefs challenged the prevailing orthodoxy. Pennsylvania valued pluralism, becoming the most diverse colony in religion, language, and culture. This book traces the evolution of these three models of immigration as they explain the historical roots of current policy debates and options. Arguing that the Pennsylvania model has best served the country, the final chapter makes recommendations for future immigration reform. Given the highly controversial nature of immigration in the United States, this book provides thoughtful analysis, valuable to both academic and policy audiences.

Still a Nation of Immigrants

Still a Nation of Immigrants Author Brent K. Ashabranner
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173000711284
Year 1993
Pages 131
Language en
Publisher Dutton Juvenile
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Identifies who today's immigrants to the United States are; describes their experiences, contributions, and impact on society; and discusses how an immigrant becomes a citizen

A Nation of Immigrants Grades 5 8

A Nation of Immigrants  Grades 5 8 Author Robert W. Smith
ISBN-10 9781420631470
Year 2011-03-01
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Teacher Created Resources
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Encourage students to take an in-depth view of the people and events of specific eras of American history. Nonfiction reading comprehension is emphasized along with research, writing, critical thinking, working with maps, and more. Most titles include a Readers Theater.

A Nation of Immigrants

A Nation of Immigrants Author David Conway
ISBN-10 1903386586
Year 2007
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher Civitas/Inst for the Study of
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Examines the history of immigration to Britain, and notes that the small numbers involved in the past allowed for the local culture to prevail. Current trends of large scale immigration may change that.

A Nation of Nations

A Nation of Nations Author Tom Gjelten
ISBN-10 9781476743868
Year 2016-10-25
Pages 424
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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"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"...

A Nation of Immigrants

A Nation of Immigrants Author John D. Clare
ISBN-10 0340957727
Year 2010-02-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Pearson Education Limited
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Hodder History: Concepts and Processes is a series of Key Stage 3 history topics tailor-made to support the National Curriculum, delivering units of content which can slot into existing schemes of work. Each title in the series follows an enquiry-based approach to learning about the topic and its relevance and significance for pupils today. The concepts and processes outlined in the National Curriculum Programme of Study underpin the delivery of the content and will help pupils develop their knowledge, understanding and skills. Each book comes with FREE downloadable fully differentiated lesson plans, available at www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Schools/History/Hodder-History-Concepts-and-Processes.aspx A Nation of Immigrants This book asks students to explore the impact of immigration on Britain. It starts by asking students to consider whether the topic of immigration is controversial in itself before looking at a history of immigration and settlers who came to Britain before the twentieth century. It then goes on to look at early twentieth century immigration and how the Aliens Act of 1919 had an impact on the level of immigration in the inter-war years. The rest of the focus of the book is the history of immigration after the Second World War, in particular: - the arrival of West Indian immigrants in the 1950s and 1960s and some of the tensions surrounding this - the experience of immigrants in the latter part of the century - the impact immigration has had on British society. The book finishes by asking the students to think about and debate whether or not immigration should be stopped. Other titles in the series: Braveheart (ISBN 9780340957714) The Scramble for Africa (ISBN 9780340957691) The Slave Trade (ISBN 9780340957707)

America the Ingenious

America the Ingenious Author Kevin Baker
ISBN-10 9781579657291
Year 2016-10-04
Pages 276
Language en
Publisher Artisan Books
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“Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker’s survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still make, America great again—and again.” —The Wall Street Journal What are the origins of the electric guitar? How did the whaling ship work? Why was the invention of the electric motor so crucial for the New York City subway? The incredible stories behind these strokes of genius and more, told by author Kevin Baker, fill the pages of America the Ingenious. Here are 76 of the most intriguing, important, and ingenious inventions realized in America, from the Panama Canal, the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater to the oil rig, the electric sewing machine, and the telephone. Who came up with these ideas? How long did they take to realize? What were the complications? How, exactly, do these things work? And how have they affected who we are today? This book will satisfy the curiosity of history and miscellany buffs alike. Readers will walk away with a new appreciation for these world-changing inventions, as well as a newfound understanding of what makes America the perfect breeding ground for ingenuity.

The American Kaleidoscope

The American Kaleidoscope Author Lawrence H. Fuchs
ISBN-10 9780819572448
Year 2011-04-01
Pages 646
Language en
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
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Winner of the John Hope Franklin Prize (1991) Winner of the Theodore Saloutos Award from the Immigration History Society (1993) Do recent changes in American law and politics mean that our national motto -- e pluribus unum -- is at last becoming a reality? Lawrence H. Fuchs searches for answers to this question by examining the historical patterns of American ethnicity and the ways in which a national political culture has evolved to accommodate ethnic diversity. Fuchs looks first at white European immigrants, showing how most of them and especially their children became part of a unifying political culture. He also describes the ways in which systems of coercive pluralism kept persons of color from fully participating in the civic culture. He documents the dismantling of those systems and the emergence of a more inclusive and stronger civic culture in which voluntary pluralism flourishes. In comparing past patterns of ethnicity in America with those of today, Fuchs finds reasons for optimism. Diversity itself has become a unifying principle, and Americans now celebrate ethnicity. One encouraging result is the acculturation of recent immigrants from Third World countries. But Fuchs also examines the tough issues of racial and ethnic conflict and the problems of the ethno-underclass, the new outsiders. The American Kaleidoscope ends with a searching analysis of public policies that protect individual rights and enable ethnic diversity to prosper. Because of his lifelong involvement with issues of race relations and ethnicity, Lawrence H. Fuchs is singularly qualified to write on a grand scale about the interdependence in the United States of the unum and the pluribus. His book helps to clarify some difficult issues that policymakers will surely face in the future, such as those dealing with immigration, language, and affirmative action.