The Resource A nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten, (electronic resource)

A nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten, (electronic resource)

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
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gjelten, Tom
Dewey number
305.8009755/291
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F232.F2
LC item number
G54 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States.
  • Minorities
  • Immigrants
  • Immigrants
  • Social change
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Fairfax County (Va.)
  • Fairfax County (Va.)
  • Fairfax County (Va.)
  • Developing countries
  • United States
Label
A nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten, (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Out of Korea
  • 28
  • 4
  • Bolivia to America
  • 36
  • 5
  • A Family from Libya
  • 45
  • 6
  • Crossroads
  • Part 1
  • 50
  • 7
  • A Libyan Boy in America
  • 69
  • Part 2
  • 8
  • Good Immigrants, Bad Immigrants
  • 79
  • 9
  • JFK
  • 1
  • 95
  • 10
  • The 1965 Reform
  • 107
  • Part 3
  • 11
  • Turning Point
  • 137
  • 12
  • Minorities
  • Two Families from Korea
  • 161
  • 13
  • Diversity
  • 173
  • 14
  • Muslim Americans
  • 183
  • 15
  • Integration
  • 200
  • 13
  • 16
  • Initiative
  • 218
  • Part 4
  • 17
  • Backlash
  • 239
  • 18
  • After 9/11
  • 262
  • 2
  • 19
  • Second Generation
  • 286
  • 20
  • Politics
  • 305
  • 21
  • Americanization
  • 327
  • A Family from Bolivia
  • 20
  • 3
Control code
ocn921238800
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476743875
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F843FC68-262C-4D8F-B2CC-BC2CA8A353B3
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921238800
  • (OCoLC)921238800
Label
A nation of nations : a great American immigration story, Tom Gjelten, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Out of Korea
  • 28
  • 4
  • Bolivia to America
  • 36
  • 5
  • A Family from Libya
  • 45
  • 6
  • Crossroads
  • Part 1
  • 50
  • 7
  • A Libyan Boy in America
  • 69
  • Part 2
  • 8
  • Good Immigrants, Bad Immigrants
  • 79
  • 9
  • JFK
  • 1
  • 95
  • 10
  • The 1965 Reform
  • 107
  • Part 3
  • 11
  • Turning Point
  • 137
  • 12
  • Minorities
  • Two Families from Korea
  • 161
  • 13
  • Diversity
  • 173
  • 14
  • Muslim Americans
  • 183
  • 15
  • Integration
  • 200
  • 13
  • 16
  • Initiative
  • 218
  • Part 4
  • 17
  • Backlash
  • 239
  • 18
  • After 9/11
  • 262
  • 2
  • 19
  • Second Generation
  • 286
  • 20
  • Politics
  • 305
  • 21
  • Americanization
  • 327
  • A Family from Bolivia
  • 20
  • 3
Control code
ocn921238800
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource (x, 405 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476743875
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
F843FC68-262C-4D8F-B2CC-BC2CA8A353B3
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o921238800
  • (OCoLC)921238800

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