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 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.

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.

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 Nations

A Nation of Nations Author Tom Gjelten
ISBN-10 9781476743875
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 416
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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“An incisive look at immigration, assimilation, and national identity” (Kirkus Reviews) and the landmark immigration law that transformed the face of the nation more than fifty years ago, as told through the stories of immigrant families in one suburban county in Virginia. In the years since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act, the foreign-born population of the United States has tripled. 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 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. “In A Nation of Nations, National Public Radio correspondent Tom Gjelten brings these changes to life” (The Wall Street Journal), following a few immigrants to Fairfax County over recent decades as they gradually “Americanize.” Hailing from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya, the families included illustrate common immigrant themes: friction between minorities, economic competition and entrepreneurship, and racial and cultural stereotyping. It’s been half a century since the Immigration and Nationality Act changed the landscape of America, and no book has assessed the impact or importance of this law as A Nation of Nations. With these “powerful human stories…Gjelten has produced a compelling and informative account of the impact of the 1965 reforms, one that is indispensable reading at a time when anti-immigrant demagoguery has again found its way onto the main stage of political discourse” (The Washington Post).

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.

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.

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 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)

The Slums of Aspen

The Slums of Aspen Author Lisa Sun-Hee Park
ISBN-10 9781479834761
Year 2013-07-22
Pages 284
Language en
Publisher NYU Press
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Winner, Allan Schnaiberg Outstanding Publication Award, presented by the Environment & Technology section of the American Sociological Association Environmentalism usually calls to mind images of peace and serenity, a oneness with nature, and a shared sense of responsibility. But one town in Colorado, under the guise of environmental protection, passed a resolution limiting immigration, bolstering the privilege of the wealthy and scapegoating Latin American newcomers for the area’s current and future ecological problems. This might have escaped attention save for the fact that this wasn’t some rinky-dink backwater. It was Aspen, Colorado, playground of the rich and famous and the West’s most elite ski town. Tracking the lives of immigrant laborers through several years of exhaustive fieldwork and archival digging, The Slums of Aspen tells a story that brings together some of the most pressing social problems of the day: environmental crises, immigration, and social inequality. Park and Pellow demonstrate how these issues are intertwined in the everyday experiences of people who work and live in this wealthy tourist community. Offering a new understanding of a little known class of the super-elite, of low-wage immigrants (mostly from Latin America) who have become the foundation for service and leisure in this famous resort, and of the recent history of the ski industry, Park and Pellow expose the ways in which Colorado boosters have reshaped the landscape and altered ecosystems in pursuit of profit and pleasure. Of even greater urgency, they frame how environmental degradation and immigration reform have become inextricably linked in many regions of the American West, a dynamic that interferes with the efforts of valorous environmental causes, often turning away from conservation and toward insidious racial privilege.