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Border Vigils: Keeping Migrants Out of the Rich World
Border Vigils: Keeping Migrants Out of the Rich World
by Jeremy Harding
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Ours is an era marked by extraordinary human migrations, with some 200 million people alive today having moved from their country of origin. The political reaction in Europe and the United States has been to raise the drawbridge: immigrant workers are... (read more)

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The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir
The Boy Kings of Texas: A Memoir
by Domingo Martinez
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Lyrical and gritty, this authentic coming-of-age story about a border-town family in Brownsville, Texas, insightfully illuminates a little-understood corner of America. Domingo Martinez lays bare his interior and exterior worlds as he... (read more)

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From This Wicked Patch of Dust (Camino del Sol)
From This Wicked Patch of Dust (Camino del Sol)
by Sergio Troncoso
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Spanning four decades, this is a story of a family's struggle to become American and yet not be pulled apart by a maelstrom of cultural forces.... (read more)

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The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City
The Irish Way: Becoming American in the Multiethnic City
by James R Barrett
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The newest volume in the award-winning Penguin History of American Life series, this innovative and fascinating work chronicles how a new urban American identity was forged in the streets, saloons, and churches of the nation's cities during the... (read more)

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Warrior Lessons: An Asian American Woman's Journey Into Power
Warrior Lessons: An Asian American Woman's Journey Into Power
by Phoebe Eng
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Welcome to the world of the modern Asian American woman, where the willingness to cause "trouble" -- to stir the waters, think deeply, and go against what is expected -- is the first of many steps to self-discovery and power. Now, Phoebe Eng shatters... (read more)

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Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 (Vintage)
Making Whiteness: The Culture of Segregation in the South, 1890-1940 (Vintage)
by Grace Elizabet Hale
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In this brilliant and indispensable study of the making of segregationist culture, Grace Elizabeth Hale shows how what W. E. B. Du Bois called the "color line" came to define American identity itself: whiteness became the standard, desirable image of... (read more)

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Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays
Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays
by Eula Biss
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism Winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize A frank and fascinating exploration of race and racial identity In a book that begins with a series of lynchings and ends with a series of... (read more)

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Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California (Historical Studies of Urban America)
Alien Neighbors, Foreign Friends: Asian Americans, Housing, and the Transformation of Urban California (Historical Studies of Urban America)
by Charlotte Brooks
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Between the early 1900s and the late 1950s, the attitudes of white Californians toward their Asian American neighbors evolved from outright hostility to relative acceptance. Charlotte Brooks examines this transformation through the lens of California... (read more)

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Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America
Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America
by Kati Marton
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ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE IS A TOUR DE FORCE, an important work of history as it was lived, a narrative of multiple betrayals on both sides of the Cold War that ends with triumph and a new beginning in America. In this true-life thriller Kati Marton, an... (read more)

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Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey
Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey
by G B Tran
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A superb new graphic memoir in which an inspired artist/storyteller reveals the road that brought his family to where they are today: Vietnamerica   GB Tran is a young Vietnamese American artist who grew up distant from (and largely indifferent to... (read more)

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Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest
Roots and Reflections: South Asians in the Pacific Northwest
by Amy Pradip Bhatt
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Immigrants from South Asia first began settling in Washington and Oregon in the nineteenth century, but because of restrictions placed on Asian immigration to the United States in the early twentieth century, the vast majority have come to the region... (read more)

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Modern Migrations: Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London
Modern Migrations: Gujarati Indian Networks in New York and London
by Maritsa Poros
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Although globalization seems like a recent phenomenon linked to migration, some groups have used social networks to migrate great distances for centuries. To gain new insights into migration today, Modern Migrations takes a closer look at the historical... (read more)

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The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA
The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA
by Jeff Wheelwright
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A vibrant young Hispano woman, Shonnie Medina, inherits a breast-cancer mutation known as BRCA1.185delAG. It is a genetic variant characteristic of Jews. The Medinas knew they were descended from Native Americans and Spanish Catholics, but they did not... (read more)

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All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship
All Standing: The Remarkable Story of the Jeanie Johnston, the Legendary Irish Famine Ship
by Kathryn Miles
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andlt;Bandgt;All Standing andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Remarkable Story of the andlt;/Iandgt;Jeanie Johnston, andlt;Iandgt;the Legendary Irish Famine Ship andlt;/Iandgt;recounts the journeys of this famous ship, her heroic crew, and the immigrants who... (read more)

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The Irish Americans: A History
The Irish Americans: A History
by Jay P Dolan
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Dolan has written a superb history of the Irish in this country...The book explains why so many Americans who have an option to choose their own ethnic identity decide that they want to be Irish.--Andrew M. Greeley Acclaimed scholar Jay Dolan's panoramic... (read more)

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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography
by Miriam Pawel
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Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most... (read more)

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Race and Science: Scientific Challenges to Racism in Modern America
Race and Science: Scientific Challenges to Racism in Modern America
by Ed Farber
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During the course of American history, scientific theories have been used to legitimate racial ideas that in turn have been important in creating and interpreting the law. Race and Science collects essays from leading voices in law, history, history of... (read more)

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Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries
Asian America: Forming New Communities, Expanding Boundaries
by Huping Ling
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The last half century witnessed a dramatic change in the geographic, ethnographic, and socioeconomic structure of Asian American communities. While traditional enclaves were strengthened by waves of recent immigrants, native-born Asian Americans also... (read more)

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The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control
The Deadliest Lies: The Israel Lobby and the Myth of Jewish Control
by Abraham H Foxman
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This is the definitive response to the rise of a new global anti-Semitism from the head of the Anti-Defamation League. Abraham Foxman delivers a powerful blow to such ideas as "The Israel Lobby" and shows how old stereotypes have taken subtle... (read more)

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The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll, Updated and Expanded Edition
The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese-American from Number Two Son to Rock 'n' Roll, Updated and Expanded Edition
by University Of California Press
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Praise for the first edition: “Ben Fong-Torres ran and wrote the music section of Rolling Stone and at the same time kept his other foot in the dark, secret world of San Franciscos Chinatown. Its an amazing story.”—Jann Wenner “A... (read more)

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