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The Newest Americans (Middle School Reference)

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Publisher Comments:

This set introduces 32 immigrant groups who are changing the face of America today. The immigration patterns of the groups are examined within the historical context of their respective countries, and the challenges they face in adapting to a new life are explored in detail.

From its earliest days, America has symbolized freedom and opportunity for millions of people around the world. They are still arriving today, some optimistic about carving niches in a new homeland, others fleeing war and persecution in their native countries. But as immigrants settle in communities across America, many find that maintaining cultural traditions and values is difficult in the face learning a new language and working in unfamiliar settings. This set introduces 35 immigrant groups who are changing the face of America today. Their immigration patterns are examined within the historical context of their respective countries. Historical, social, political, and cultural information is included in extensive profiles of every group, along with key topics concerning specific groups and immigrants in general.

Volume 1: A-D

• Afghans

• Cambodians

• Chinese

• Colombians

• Cubans

• Dominicans

Volume 2: E-H

• Ecuadoreans

• Ethiopians

• Filipino

• Ghanaians

• Guatemalans

• Guyanese

• Haitians

Volume 3: I-L

• Indians

• Iranians

• Iraqis

• Jamaicans

• Kenyans

• Koreans

• Laotians

Volume 4: M-P≪/b>

• Mexicans

• Nicaraguans

• Nigerians

• Pakistanis

• Poles

• Puerto Ricans

Volume 5: R-V

• Russians

• Salvadorans

• Serbs and Montenegrons

• Somalis

• South Africans

• Sudanese

• Taiwanese

• Vietnamese

Set Features:

• 720 pages in 5 volumes

• 7 x 10

• 2-color interior

• 250 Photographs

• 65 Maps (country of origin and where group settled in U.S.)

• 100 Charts and Graphs

• Sidebars and Fact boxes

• Kid-friendly recipes

• Glossary

• Pronunciation key

• Source list (books, Web sites, etc.)

• Index

Curriculum Themes:

• Reasons for immigration to United States

• Patterns of immigration

• Adaptation to new culture

• Holidays, Religions, Cuisines

Reading Level: 6th-8th Grades

Book News Annotation:

Each of the five slim volumes of this set, which is suitable for junior high and beginning high school students, contains the same introduction, describing the history of immigration to the US, the issues it's raised, a timeline of immigration legislation (including the Patriot Act of 2001), discussion of refugees, illegal immigrants, and American attitudes towards immigration. The remainder of each volume features profiles of 34 countries, including Ethiopia, Ecuador, Russia, Somalia, and Taiwan, with a focus on the experiences of American immigrants. Each chapter provides a history of the country, political and other problems that have led to emigration, the experience of immigrants to the US, and traditions of family, school, work, and culture. Profiles of famous US immigrants are included, as are some recipes. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The fourth volume of The Newest Americans reveals how some Mexicans suddenly became Mexican Americans when boundary lines between the neighboring countries shifted in the 19th century. Mexican customs and traditions that have become part of American life, especially in the southwestern United States, are presented and examined. Students will learn how the arrival of a huge number of Cuban refugees affected the reception of refugees from Nicaragua. Also explored are the forces driving many Nigerians to immigrate to the United States, the business success of Pakistanis and Poles, and the reasons that Puerto Ricans experience many of the same challenges as immigrant groups, despite their being U.S. citizens.

Synopsis:

The third volume of The Newest Americans explains why many of the recent immigrants from India have decided to become American citizens rather than returning to their home country. Students will learn about early immigrants from Iran and Iraq, and how their experiences differ from those of more recent immigrants. Also covered are the reasons immigrants from Jamaica and Kenya are often surprised and dismayed when they encounter prejudice from Americans of all backgrounds, and ways by which both Korean immigrants and Laotian refugees work to maintain their cultural identity and traditions, even as their children embrace the new American culture.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Afghans-Dominicans

Volume II: Ecuadorians-Haitians

Volume III: Indians-Laotians

Volume IV: Mexicans-Puerto Ricans

Volume V: Russians to Vietnamese

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313325533
Publisher:
Greenwood
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Author:
Pobst, Sandi
Author:
Creative, Media Applications
Author:
Creative Media Applications
Subject:
Minorities
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Sociology
Subject:
Emigration & Immigration
Subject:
Ethnic Studies
Subject:
Immigrants
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
History - United States/20th Century
Subject:
Immigrants -- United States.
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-US History
Copyright:
Series:
< p>The Newest Americans < /p>
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.46x7.22x2.92 in. 6.38 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Synopsis" by , The fourth volume of The Newest Americans reveals how some Mexicans suddenly became Mexican Americans when boundary lines between the neighboring countries shifted in the 19th century. Mexican customs and traditions that have become part of American life, especially in the southwestern United States, are presented and examined. Students will learn how the arrival of a huge number of Cuban refugees affected the reception of refugees from Nicaragua. Also explored are the forces driving many Nigerians to immigrate to the United States, the business success of Pakistanis and Poles, and the reasons that Puerto Ricans experience many of the same challenges as immigrant groups, despite their being U.S. citizens.
"Synopsis" by , The third volume of The Newest Americans explains why many of the recent immigrants from India have decided to become American citizens rather than returning to their home country. Students will learn about early immigrants from Iran and Iraq, and how their experiences differ from those of more recent immigrants. Also covered are the reasons immigrants from Jamaica and Kenya are often surprised and dismayed when they encounter prejudice from Americans of all backgrounds, and ways by which both Korean immigrants and Laotian refugees work to maintain their cultural identity and traditions, even as their children embrace the new American culture.
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