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Immigrant America : A Portrait

By: Portes, Alejandro.
Contributor(s): Rumbaut, Rubén G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014Edition: 4th ed.Description: 1 online resource (539 p.).ISBN: 9780520959156.Subject(s): Immigrants -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Immigrant America : A PortraitDDC classification: 305.9 | 305.9/06912097309034 LOC classification: JV6453Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Immigrant America; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgments for the Fourth Edition; Acknowledgments for the Third Edition; Acknowledgments for the Second Edition; Acknowledgments for the First Edition; 1. The Three Phases of U.S.-Bound Immigration; 2. Theoretical Overview; 3. Moving: Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility; 4. Making It in America: Education, Occupation, and Entrepreneurship
5. From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, and Political Participation6. Language: Diversity and Resilience; 7. Growing Up American: The New Second Generation; 8. Religion: The Enduring Presence; 9. Conclusion: Immigration and Public Policy; Notes; References; Index
Summary: This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume.Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign minorities; and the adaptation process for the second generation. This revised edition includes new chapters on theories of migration and on the history of U.S.-bound migration from the
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Cover; Immigrant America; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Preface to the Third Edition; Preface to the Second Edition; Preface to the First Edition; Acknowledgments for the Fourth Edition; Acknowledgments for the Third Edition; Acknowledgments for the Second Edition; Acknowledgments for the First Edition; 1. The Three Phases of U.S.-Bound Immigration; 2. Theoretical Overview; 3. Moving: Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility; 4. Making It in America: Education, Occupation, and Entrepreneurship

5. From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, and Political Participation6. Language: Diversity and Resilience; 7. Growing Up American: The New Second Generation; 8. Religion: The Enduring Presence; 9. Conclusion: Immigration and Public Policy; Notes; References; Index

This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition of Immigrant America: A Portrait provides readers with a comprehensive and current overview of immigration to the United States in a single volume.Updated with the latest available data, Immigrant America explores the economic, political, spatial, and linguistic aspects of immigration; the role of religion in the acculturation and social integration of foreign minorities; and the adaptation process for the second generation. This revised edition includes new chapters on theories of migration and on the history of U.S.-bound migration from the

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Library Journal Review

In lucid, readable prose, with supporting charts and statistics, the authors discuss the nature of foreign influx over the years, relating diverse patterns to U.S. official and unofficial policy as well as politics and living conditions in the immigrants' countries of origin. They characterize immigrant America in its variety, from common laborer to educated elite, identifying those who ``make it'' and those who don't. Taking a position at odds with the negativism expressed by Richard D. Lamm and Gary Imhoff in The Immigration Time Bomb (LJ 12/85), these authors project a very positive attitude toward the role that immigrants play in American life. Negatively, source countries may suffer ``brain (or labor) drain,'' while the United States mostly gains from the newcomers' drive, energy, and cultural diversity. Highly recommended for general readers and policymakers.-- Suzanne W. Wood, SUNY Coll. of Technology, Alfred (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

The most recent edition of this book provides a comprehensive overview of the nature of immigration to the US, including theories of migration, labor market characteristics, and the challenges of immigrant integration, both for the host society and immigrants themselves. This edition includes new chapters on the history of immigration to the US and theories of migration. These chapters add to the value of the book for both undergraduate and graduate students but are also useful for general readers interested in the factors that lead people to migrate and influence their integration into society. This edition uses data from the 2010 census to examine labor market activity, income, and how different groups have fared in the labor market. Portes (sociology, Univ. of Miami) and Rumbaut (sociology, Univ. of California, Irvine) focus not only on immigrants but also on second and third generations, citizenship, and the political impact of immigration. A key focus for the authors is the issue of transnationalism, including political and economic ties to the home country. Portes and Rumbaut conclude with a timely focus on nativism and alternative policies that could address public concerns as well as the problems with existing immigration policy. Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. --Terri Elizabeth Givens, University of Texas at Austin

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