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Nation of Nations : A Great America Immigration Story (Unabridged) (MP3-CD) (Tom Gjelten)

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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.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, 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.
Edition: Unabridged
Genre: History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Social History, Minority Studies
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
Author: Tom Gjelten
Language: English
Street Date: November 3, 2015
TCIN: 50992745
UPC: 9781494568870
Item Number (DPCI): 248-13-7927

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