From Arrival to Incorporation: Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Era (Nation of Nations #27) (Paperback)

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By Elliott Barkan (Editor), Hasia R. Diner (Editor), Alan M. Kraut (Editor)
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The United States is once again in the midst of a peak period of immigration. By 2005, more than 35 million legal and illegal migrants were present in the United States. At different rates and with differing degrees of difficulty, a great many will be incorporated into American society and culture.

Leading immigration experts in history, sociology, anthropology, economics, and political science here offer multiethnic and multidisciplinary perspectives on the challenges confronting immigrants adapting to a new society. How will these recent arrivals become Americans? Does the journey to the U.S. demand abandoning the past? How is the United States changing even as it requires change from those who come here?

Broad thematic essays are coupled with case studies and concluding essays analyzing contemporary issues facing Muslim newcomers in the wake of 9/11. Together, they offer a vibrant portrait of America's new populations today.

Contributors: Anny Bakalian, Elliott Barkan, Mehdi Bozorgmehr, Caroline Brettell, Barry R. Chiswick, Hasia Diner, Roland L. Guyotte, Gary Gerstle, David W. Haines, Alan M. Kraut, Xiyuan Li, Timothy J. Meagher, Paul Miller, Barbara M. Posadas, Paul Spickard, Roger Waldinger, Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield, and Min Zhou.

About the Author

Elliott Barkan (Editor) Elliott Barkan is Emeritus Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at California State University, San Bernardino. He is the author or editor of numerous books including, most recently, From All Points: America's Immigrant West, 1870s-1952. Hasia R. Diner (Editor) Hasia R. Diner is Professor Emerita at the Departments of History and the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, and Director of the Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History. Among her many books are Hungering for America: Italian, Irish and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration, The Jews of the United States, 1654 to 2000, We Remember With Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962, and Immigration: An American History, with Carl Bon Tempo. Alan M. Kraut (Editor) Alan M. Kraut is Professor of History at American University. His numerous books include, most recently, Covenant of Care: Newark Beth Israel and the Jewish Hospital in America (co-authored with Deborah Kraut).
Product Details
ISBN: 9780814799611
ISBN-10: 0814799612
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2007
Pages: 310
Language: English
Series: Nation of Nations