The New Americans: A Guide to Immigration since 1965

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Mary C. Waters, Reed Ueda, Helen B. Marrow
Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - Social Science - 731 pages
The United States has always been a nation of immigrants, shaped by successive waves of new arrivals. This comprehensive guide, edited and written by an interdisciplinary group of prominent scholars, provides an authoritative account of the most recent surge of immigrants. Based on the latest U.S. Census data and scholarly research, The New Americans is an essential reference for anyone curious about the changing face of America.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Immigration in Global Historical Perspective
14
Law and Implementation
29
Citizenship and Nationality Policy
43
Refugees
56
Unauthorized Migration
70
Settlement Patterns in Metropolitan America
83
Ethnic and Racial Identity
98
Colombia
371
Cuba
386
Dominican Republic
399
El Salvador
412
Western
421
Central and Southeastern
433
Haiti
445
India
458

Intermarriage and Multiple Identities
110
Assimilation
124
Transforming Foreigners into Americans
137
Transnationalism
149
Pluralism and Group Relations
164
Immigrants and the Economy
176
Ethnic Politics
189
Ethnic Media
202
Religion
214
Language
228
Education
243
Gender and Family
258
The Second Generation
270
West
283
East
295
South Africa and Zimbabwe
307
Canada
319
Central America
328
Peoples Republic of China
340
Outside the Peoples Republic of China
355
Iran
469
Jamaica
479
Korea
491
Mexico
504
Middle East and North Africa
518
Fiji Tonga Samoa
534
Philippines
556
Poland
570
Russia
579
South America
593
South Asia
612
Southeast Asia
624
United Kingdom
641
Vietnam
652
West Indies
674
Immigration and Naturalization Legislation
687
Acknowledgments
701
Contributors
703
Index
709
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