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From Immigrants to Americans

From Immigrants to Americans Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jacob L. Vigdor
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
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Immigration has always caused immense public concern, especially when the perception is that immigrants are not assimilating into society they way they should, or perhaps the way they once did. But is this truly a modern phenomenon? In From Immigrants to Americans, Jacob Vigdor offers a direct comparison of the experiences of immigrants in the United States from the mid-19th century to the present day. His conclusions are both unexpected and fascinating. This is an important book for anyone interested in immigration, either the history or the modern implications, or who want to understand why todayOs immigrants seem so different from previous generations of immigrants and how much they are the same.

Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration [4 volumes]

Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration [4 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elliott Robert Barkan
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 159884220X
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Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration [4 volumes] by Elliott Robert Barkan Summary

This encyclopedia is a unique collection of entries covering the arrival, adaptation, and integration of immigrants into American culture from the 1500s to 2010. • Recent immigration and naturalization data from the 2010 U.S. Census • Excerpts from American laws and customs • A chronology of migration to the United States between 1500 to 2010

American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change

American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Ciment,John Radzilowski
Editor: Routledge
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American Immigration: An Encyclopedia of Political, Social, and Cultural Change by James Ciment,John Radzilowski Summary

Thoroughly revised and expanded, this is the definitive reference on American immigration from both historic and contemporary perspectives. It traces the scope and sweep of U.S. immigration from the earliest settlements to the present, providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to all aspects of this critically important subject. Every major immigrant group and every era in U.S. history are fully documented and examined through detailed analysis of social, legal, political, economic, and demographic factors. Hot-topic issues and controversies - from Amnesty to the U.S.-Mexican Border - are covered in-depth. Archival and contemporary photographs and illustrations further illuminate the information provided. And dozens of charts and tables provide valuable statistics and comparative data, both historic and current. A special feature of this edition is the inclusion of more than 80 full-text primary documents from 1787 to 2013 - laws and treaties, referenda, Supreme Court cases, historical articles, and letters.

The Economics of Immigration

The Economics of Immigration Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Powell
Editor: Oxford University Press
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The Economics of Immigration summarizes the best social science studying the actual impact of immigration, which is found to be at odds with popular fears. Greater flows of immigration have the potential to substantially increase world income and reduce extreme poverty. Existing evidence indicates that immigration slightly enhances the wealth of natives born in destination countries while doing little to harm the job prospects or reduce the wages of most of the native-born population. Similarly, although a matter of debate, most credible scholarly estimates of the net fiscal impact of current migration find only small positive or negative impacts. Importantly, current generations of immigrants do not appear to be assimilating more slowly than prior waves. Although the range of debate on the consequences of immigration is much narrower in scholarly circles than in the general public, that does not mean that all social scientists agree on what a desirable immigration policy embodies. The second half of this book contains three chapters, each by a social scientist who is knowledgeable of the scholarship summarized in the first half of the book, which argue for very different policy immigration policies. One proposes to significantly cut current levels of immigration. Another suggests an auction market for immigration permits. The third proposes open borders. The final chapter surveys the policy opinions of other immigration experts and explores the factors that lead reasonable social scientists to disagree on matters of immigration policy.

Brain Gain

Brain Gain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Darrell M. West
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815722311
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Many of America's greatest artists, scientists, investors, educators, and entrepreneurs have come from abroad. Rather than suffering from the "brain drain" of talented and educated individuals emigrating, the United States has benefited greatly over the years from the "brain gain" of immigration. These gifted immigrants have engineered advances in energy, information technology, international commerce, sports, arts, and culture. To stay competitive, the United States must institute more of an open-door policy to attract unique talents from other nations. Yet Americans resist such a policy despite their own immigrant histories and the substantial social, economic, intellectual, and cultural benefits of welcoming newcomers. Why? In Brain Gain, Darrell West asserts that perception or "vision" is one reason reform in immigration policy is so politically difficult. Public discourse tends to emphasize the perceived negatives. Fear too often trumps optimism and reason. And democracy is messy, with policy principles that are often difficult to reconcile. The seeming irrationality of U.S. immigration policy arises from a variety of thorny and interrelated factors: particularistic politics and fragmented institutions, public concern regarding education and employment, anger over taxes and social services, and ambivalence about national identity, culture, and language. Add to that stew a myopic (or worse) press, persistent fears of terrorism, and the difficulties of implementing border enforcement and legal justice. West prescribes a series of reforms that will put America on a better course and enhance its long-term social and economic prosperity. Reconceptualizing immigration as a way to enhance innovation and competitiveness, the author notes, will help us find the next Sergey Brin, the next Andrew Grove, or even the next Albert Einstein.

The Rise and Fall of Australia

The Rise and Fall of Australia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nick Bryant
Editor: Random House Australia
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A forensic look at the Lucky Country, from the inside and outside. Never before has Australia enjoyed such economic, commercial, diplomatic and cultural clout. Its recession-proof economy is the envy of the world. It’s the planet’s great lifestyle superpower. Its artistic exports win unprecedented acclaim. But never before has its politics been so brutal, narrow and facile, as well as being such a global laughing stock. A positive national story is at odds with a deeply unattractive Canberra story. The country should be enjoying The Australian Moment, so vividly described by the best-selling author George Megalogenis. But that description may turn out to be inadvertently precise. It could end up being just that: a fleeting moment. At present the country seems to be in speedy regression, with the nation’s leaders, on both sides, mired in relatively small problems, such as the arrival of boat people, rather than mapping out a larger and more inspiring national future. In The Rise and Fall of Australia, BBC correspondent and author Nick Bryant offers an outsider’s take on the great paradox of modern-day Australian life: of how the country has got richer at a time when its politics have become more impoverished. In this thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking book, dealing with politics, racism, sexism, the country’s place in the region and the world, culture and sport, the author argues that Australia needs to discard the out-dated language used to describe itself, to push back against Lucky Country thinking, to celebrate how the cultural creep has replaced the cultural cringe and to stop negatively typecasting itself. Rejecting most of the national stereotypes, Nick Bryant sets out to describe the new Australia rather than the mythic country so often misunderstood not just by foreigners but Australians themselves.

Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab-American Patriot in the CIA

Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab-American Patriot in the CIA Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nada Prouty
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
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Uncompromised: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of an Arab-American Patriot in the CIA by Nada Prouty Summary

"Nada Prouty served her country loyally, with distinction, and, as universally acknowledged by her colleagues, with great personal courage as a CIA covert officer. This tale of rampant trampling of citizen's rights is a vivid reminder of the responsibility of citizens to be vigilant against unaccountable government overreach if we hope to keep a strong democracy, where the rule of law prevails and where a citizen is presumed innocent until proven guilty." -Valerie Plame, author of Fair Game When Nada Prouty came to the United States as a young woman, she fell in love with the democracy and freedom of her new home. After a childhood in war-torn Lebanon with an abusive father and facing the prospect of an arranged marriage, she jumped at the chance to forge her own path in America-a path that led to exciting undercover work in the FBI, then the CIA. As a leading agent widely lauded by her colleagues, she worked on the most high-profile terrorism cases in recent history, including the hunt for Saddam Hussein and the bombing of the USS Cole, often putting her life on the line and usually getting her man. But all this changed in the wake of 9/11, at the height of anti-Arab fervor, when federal investigators charged Prouty with passing intelligence to Hezbollah. Lacking sufficient evidence to make their case in court, prosecutors went to the media, suggesting that she had committed treason. Prouty, dubbed "Jihad Jane" by the New York Post, was quickly cast as a terrorist mastermind by the relentless 24-hour news cycle, and a scandal-hungry public ate it up. Though the CIA and federal judge eventually exonerated Prouty of all charges, she was dismissed from the agency and stripped of her citizenship. In Uncompromised, Prouty tells her whole story in a bid to restore her name and reputation in the country that she loves. Beyond a thrilling story of espionage and betrayal, this is a sobering commentary on cultural alienation, the power of fear, and what it means to truly love America.

For the Betterment of the Race

For the Betterment of the Race Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Kühl
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137286121
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Racism, race hygiene, eugenics, and their histories have for a long time been studied in terms of individual countries, whether genocidal ideology in Nazi Germany or scientific racial theories in the United States. As this study demonstrates, however, eugenic racial policy and scientific racism alike had a strongly international dimension. Concepts such as a 'Racial Confederation of European Peoples' or a 'blonde internationalism' marked the thinking and the actions of many eugenicists, undergirding transnational networks that persist even today. Author Stefan Kühl provides here a historical foundation for this phenomenon, contextualizing the international eugenics movement in relation to National Socialist race policies and showing how intensively eugenicists worked to disseminate their beliefs throughout the world.

Inventing America's Worst Family

Inventing America's Worst Family Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nathaniel Deutsch
Editor: Univ of California Press
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This book tells the stranger-than-fiction story of how a poor white family from Indiana was scapegoated into prominence as America's "worst" family by the eugenics movement in the early twentieth century, then "reinvented" in the 1970s as part of a vanguard of social rebellion. In what becomes a profoundly unsettling counter-history of the United States, Nathaniel Deutsch traces how the Ishmaels, whose patriarch fought in the Revolutionary War, were discovered in the slums of Indianapolis in the 1870s and became a symbol for all that was wrong with the urban poor. The Ishmaels, actually white Christians, were later celebrated in the 1970s as the founders of the country's first African American Muslim community. This bizarre and fascinating saga reveals how class, race, religion, and science have shaped the nation's history and myths.

Race, Racism and Psychology

Race, Racism and Psychology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Graham Richards
Editor: Routledge
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Topics with racial implications have been hotly debated in the psychological literature for most of this century and are often in the news. Graham Richards takes a historical look at how the concepts of "race" and "racism" emerged within the discipline and charts the underlying premises of some famous studies in their social and political contexts. No-one is allowed to be objective in this arena, as opponents will always argue that they are not. This account is bound therefore to be controversial and excite interest whether or not readers agree with Richards' stance.

Hate Crimes

Hate Crimes Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld
Editor: SAGE Publications
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The Fourth Edition of Hate Crimes: Causes, Controls, and Controversies takes a multidisciplinary approach that allows students to explore a broad scope of hate crimes. Drawing on recent developments, topics, and current research, this book examines the issues that foster hate crimes while demonstrating how these criminal acts impact individuals, as well as communities. Students are introduced to the issue through first-person vignettes—offering a more personalized account of both victims and perpetrators of hate crimes. Packed with the latest court cases, research, and statistics from a variety of scholarly sources, the Fourth Edition is one of the most comprehensive and accessible textbooks in the field.

Transposing Broadway

Transposing Broadway Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Hecht
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137001747
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Over the last hundred years, musical theatre artists - from Berlin to Rodgers and Hammerstein to Sondheim - have developed a form that corresponds directly to the Americanization of the increasingly Jewish New York audience; and that audience's aspirations and concerns have played out in the shows themselves. Musicals thus became a paradigm which instructed newcomers in how to assimilate while correspondingly envisioning "American Dream" America as democratic and inclusive. Broadway musicals still continue to function today as "cultural Ellis Islands" for fringe populations seeking acceptance into the nation's mainstream - including women, blacks, Latinos, and gays - all essentially modeled upon the Jewish example. Stuart J. Hecht offers a fascinatingexamination of the relationship between Jews, assimilation, and the changing face of the American musical.

The Death of Social Democracy

The Death of Social Democracy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ashley Lavelle
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317036360
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Whereas many writers and scholars interested in the field of social democracy have focused on factors such as the role of economic globalization and electoral pressures, Ashley Lavelle explores the importance of the collapse of the post-war economic boom and lower growth rates since then. He examines how these pressures have led social democrats to embrace neo-liberal policies and become threatened by minor parties and independent politicians. Providing an original argument about the decline of social democracy, the author investigates how its decline has increased the popularity of minor parties and independents, along with the reasons for social democratic membership and electoral decline. This is an important book for scholars of social democracy and the broader themes of world politics, political parties, social movements and globalization.

Du bien-être des nations Le rôle du capital humain et social

Du bien-être des nations Le rôle du capital humain et social Pdf/ePub eBook Author: OECD
Editor: OECD Publishing
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Dans un monde en rapide évolution, le progrès des nations, des sociétés et des individus est probablement plus que jamais lié à leur capacité d'adaptation au changement, ainsi qu'à leur capacité d'acquisition et de partage des connaissances. Cet ...

The Man Who Made the Movies

The Man Who Made the Movies Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Vanda Krefft
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062680676
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A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur—like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary—who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox’s name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox’s legacy is central to the history of Hollywood. At the heart of William Fox’s life was the myth of the American Dream. His story intertwines the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York, the city’s vibrant and ruthless gilded age history, and the birth of America’s movie industry amid the dawn of the modern era. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history. Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox began selling candy on the street. That entrepreneurial ambition eventually grew one small Brooklyn theater into a $300 million empire of deluxe studios and theaters that rivaled those of Adolph Zukor, Marcus Loew, and the Warner brothers, and launched stars such as Theda Bara. Amid the euphoric roaring twenties, the early movie moguls waged a fierce battle for control of their industry. A fearless risk-taker, Fox won and was hailed as a genius—until a confluence of circumstances, culminating with the 1929 stock market crash, led to his ruin.

Harvard Rules

Harvard Rules Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Bradley
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061744921
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It is the richest, most influential, most powerful university in the world, but at the beginning of 2001, Harvard was in crisis. Students complained that a Harvard education had grown mediocre. Professors charged that the university cared more about money than about learning. Harvard may have possessed a $19 billion endowment, but had it lost its soul? The members of Harvard's governing board knew that they had to act. And so they made a bold pick for Harvard's twenty-seventh president: former Treasury Secretary and intellectual prodigy economist Lawrence Summers. Although famously brilliant, Summers was a high-stakes gamble. In the 1990s he had crafted American policies to stabilize the global economy, quietly becoming one of the world's most powerful men. But while many admired Summers, his critics called him elitist, imperialist, and arrogant beyond measure. Today Larry Summers sits atop a university in a state of upheaval, unsure of what it stands for and where it is going. At stake is not just the future of Harvard University but also the way in which Harvard students see the world -- and the manner in which they lead it. Written despite the university's official opposition, Harvard Rules uncovers what really goes on behind Harvard's storied walls -- the politics, sex, ambition, infighting, and intrigue that run rampant within the world's most important university.

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do

When in Germany, Do as the Germans Do Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hyde Flippo
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071771883
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Never feel like a stranger in Germany again! On entering a restaurant, should you find your own table or wait to be seated? What is a suitable topic for small-talk with a stranger? In what circumstances might you ask to borrow ein Handy? All these answers and more can be found in When in Germany, Do As the Germans Do, a fun and intriguing book that teaches you about Germany's culture, language, and people. It features 120 intriguing multiple-choice questions that are cross-referenced to fascinating articles on pop culture, customs, behavior, history, consumer trends, literature, tourist sights, business, language, and more. Also included are key terms and useful expressions, informative charts, and websites for further reference.

Sociologie des prénoms

Sociologie des prénoms Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Baptiste COULMONT
Editor: La Découverte
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Pour quelles raisons notre prénom dit-il autant de choses sur nous-mêmes ? Comment sont-ils choisis et utilisés ? Comment l'empire de la mode a-t-il remplacé l'emprise de la parenté ? Pourquoi les Kenza d'aujourd'hui seront-elles, demain, nos futures Mauricette ? En deux siècles, le prénom est devenu support personnel d'identité, et il est un révélateur considérable des époques et des classes sociales. Cette édition numérique reprend, à l'identique, la nouvelle édition de 2014. Pour quelles raisons notre prénom dit-il autant de choses sur nous-mêmes et sur les personnes qui nous l'ont donné ? Comment les prénoms sont-ils choisis et utilisés ? Comment l'empire de la mode a-t-il remplacé l'emprise de la parenté ? Pourquoi les Kenza de maintenant seront-elles, demain, les Mauricette d'aujourd'hui ? En deux siècles, le prénom est devenu support personnel d'identité : le prénom de l'état civil est de plus en plus perçu comme exprimant le moi profond. Et, en même temps, la ronde des prénoms obéit à la mode. Certains prénoms sont propres à une époque ou à une classe sociale : Apolline et Hippolyte n'ont pas les mêmes parents que Cynthia et Sofiane. À l'échelle d'une société, les prénoms permettent alors d'étudier l'affaiblissement des identités religieuses, la dilution de caractéristiques liées à la migration ou certaines formes de ségrégation. À l'échelle de petits groupes, leurs usages quotidiens permettent de saisir la répartition du pouvoir dans la famille ou dans le monde du travail. Cette édition numérique reprend, à l'identique, la nouvelle édition de 2014.

5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2018, Edition

5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2018, Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel P. Murphy,Stephen Armstrong
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
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Get ready to ace your AP U.S. History Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History introduces an easy to follow, effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This wildly popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and the latest exam. You'll get online help, six full-length practice tests (three in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scores, and much more. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2018 features: • New: Access to the entire Cross-Platform Prep Course in U.S. History • 6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online) • An interactive, customizable AP Planner app to help you organize your time • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, and more

5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2018, Elite Student Edition

5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2018, Elite Student Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel P. Murphy,Stephen Armstrong
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Get ready to ace your AP U.S. History Exam with this easy-to-follow, multi-platform study guide 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2018 Elite Student Edition introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to achieve a high score on the exam. This popular test prep guide matches the latest course syllabus and latest exam. You'll get online help, six full-length practice tests (three in the book and three online), detailed answers to each question, study tips, and important information on how the exam is scored. Because this guide is accessible in print and digital formats, you can study online, via your mobile device, straight from the book, or any combination of the three. With the new “5 Minutes to a 5” section, you’ll also get an extra AP curriculum activity for each school day to help reinforce the most important AP concepts. With only 5 minutes a day, you can dramatically increase your score on exam day! 5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. History 2018 Elite Student Edition features: • New: “5 Minutes to a 5”— Concise activities reinforcing the most important AP concepts and presented in a day-to-day study format • Access to the entire Cross Platform Prep Course in U.S. History • 6 Practice Exams (3 in the book + 3 online) • Powerful analytics you can use to assess your test readiness • Flashcards, games, social media support, and more