Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author Near Fine. Signed by Author on title page. 243 pp. Minor bump to corner, otherwise boards and spine in excellent condition. Pages are clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is Mylar wrap protected. A very clean signed first edition. The impetus behind California's Proposition 187 clearly reflects the growing anti-immigrant sentiment in this country. Many Americans regard today's new immigrants as not truly American, as somehow less committed to the ideals on which the country was founded. In clear, precise terms, Bill Ong Hing considers immigration in the context of the global economy, a sluggish national economy, and the hard facts about downsizing. Importantly, he also confronts the emphatic claims of immigrant supporters that immigrants do assimilate, take jobs that native workers don't want, and contribute more to the tax coffers than they take out of the system. A major contribution of Hing's book is its emphasis on such often-overlooked issues as the competition between immigrants and African Americans, inter-group tension, and ethnic separatism, issues constantly brushed aside both by immigrant rights groups and the anti-immigrant right. Drawing on Hing's work as a lawyer deeply involved in the day-to-day life of his immigrant clients, To Be An American is a unique blend of substantive analysis, policy, and personal experience.
Very Good. 0814735231 Signed 1st edition, 1st printing, NYU Press hardcover w/ DJ, 1997. Book is VG to VG+, w/ clean text, tight binding. DJ is VG to VG+, w/ very light edge/shelf wear. Signed by author on title page. Free delivery confirmation.
Good in Good dust jacket. 0814735231. Exlibrary markings. Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright pages. Paper over boards is edge rubbed. DJ has light shelf wear with flaps glued to book.; "Beginning with his multicultural roots in a small mining town in Arizona, Bill Ong Hing's [book] takes us on a thought-provoking and fascinating journey examining critically the arguments--economic, social, cultural, and political--for and against restricting immigration to the United States. Hing does us all a service by providing the facts in an evenhanded fashion, to enable the critical reader to draw his or her own conclusions."; Critical America; Ex-Library; 9.25" tall; 243 pages.
243 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition there is some neat highlighting. PUBLIC POLICY. Considers immigration in the contect of the global economy, and hard facts about downsizing, employment, and job loss. Considers the impact of the United States' increasingly multicultural society on what it means to be an American. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Pluralism, Assimilation, Acculturation, Immigrants, Ethnic Relations, Bill Ong Hing, Proposition 107, California, Mexicans, Unions, African Americans, Latinos, GATT, Chinese, AFL-CIO).
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