ISBN: 0520070380 / ISBN-13: 9780520070387
Immigrant America: A Portrait
"Widely acknowledged as a masterful analysis of the distinctive features of the new immigration, this book is a lively classic, combining an ... Show synopsis "Widely acknowledged as a masterful analysis of the distinctive features of the new immigration, this book is a lively classic, combining an innovative paradigm with rich empirical evidence. With commitment and discipline, its authors provide the best that social science has to offer."--Aristide Zolberg, author of "A Nation by Design" "Because of its intellectual breadth, "Immigrant America" is a portrait of American life itself, its pressures and difficulties, its mosaic of repressions, as well as its possibilities, as seen through the eyes of those struggling for a place in the society."--Richard Sennett, New York University "A fascinating and compelling window to our 'permanently changing' and amazingly diverse mosaic of peoples and cultures. The drama of newcomers' personal journeys from distant homelands combined with in-depth demographic research and history presents an invaluable resource for all students of America's unique immigrant tradition."--Al Santoli, author of "New Americans" "Immigration is clearly in the news again, reflecting renewed interest and controversy over one of the oldest themes in our nation's history. In "Immigrant America," Portes and Rumbaut tell us not only how America has become a mosaic of peoples and nationalities, but what the prospects for the future are as well. They have pulled together, in a readable fashion, a vast wealth of information and knowledge on the phenomena of immigration to the United States that is understandable to the layperson and provocative to the scholar."--Jerry M. Tinker, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs "A superb book. It is that rarest of combinations: a work of impeccable scholarship that is also accessible to the general reader."--Gary E. Rubin, The American Jewish Committee "This book is essential for those who seek the facts upon which intelligent discussion of the immigrant problem must be based."--Charles Peters, "Washington Monthly" ""Immigrant America" is a thoroughly updated and revised edition of a classic in the immigration field. More than just an excellent synthetic overview, this remarkably well-written and engaging book provides original and theoretically stimulating analyses of the recent immigration that is transforming American society."--Nancy Foner, author of "In a New Land: A Comparative View of Immigration"