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From the Old Country
From the Old Country
by Bruce M Stave
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The authors explore the symbol of the American melting pot and other concepts in an oral history comprising the voices of European immigrants to Connecticut.... (read more)

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Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
Lame Deer, Seeker of Visions
by John Lame Deer Fire
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Lame Deer Storyteller, rebel, medicine man, Lame Deer was born almost a century ago on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A full-blooded Sioux, he was many things in the white man's world -- rodeo clown, painter, prisioner. But, above all, he was a... (read more)

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In Search of Naunny's Grave: Age, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in an American Family
In Search of Naunny's Grave: Age, Class, Gender and Ethnicity in an American Family
by Nick Trujillo
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Collecting narratives of his grandmother's life, communication researcher NickTrujillo learns how family members use stories to define the family's sense of itself and create collective views on intergenerational relations, social history, gender, class,... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors... (read more)

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His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.
His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S.
by Geraldo Rivera
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An account of the Hispanic population?s growth and the changing face of America from world-renowned journalist Geraldo Rivera?now updated with a new Foreword. Since his infamous confrontation with Bill O?Reilly on The O?Reilly Factor, Emmy® award... (read more)

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The Golden Mountain: Beyond the American Dream
The Golden Mountain: Beyond the American Dream
by Irene Kai
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A journey back in time: this is the gripping tale of four generations of Chinese women who live and die under the restrictions of their culture. Except for one: the author. Read her story of growing up in Hong Kong and her transition to New York City... (read more)

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The Dream of Water
The Dream of Water
by Kyoko Mori
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"POETIC . . . REMARKABLY HONEST . . . Mori describes her experiences with an admirable mixture of forthrightness and restraint." --The Wall Street Journal In an extraordinary memoir that is both a search for belonging and a search for... (read more)

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Family Sentence: The Search for My Cuban-Revolutionary, Prison-Yard, Mythic-Hero, Deadbeat Dad
Family Sentence: The Search for My Cuban-Revolutionary, Prison-Yard, Mythic-Hero, Deadbeat Dad
by Jeanine Cornillot
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“Adds to the ever-growing jigsaw puzzle that is the Cuban-American experience . . . with verve and charm.”  —Oscar Hijuelos, author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love “¡Finalemente! As incisive as she is lyrical, funny... (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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Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads: Social, Economic, and Political Change
Chicanas/Chicanos at the Crossroads: Social, Economic, and Political Change
by David R Maciel
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Dubbed the "decade of the Hispanic," the 1980s was instead a period of retrenchment for Chicanas/os as they continued to confront many of the problems and issues of earlier years in the face of a more conservative political environment. Following a... (read more)

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Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens (Vintage Departures)
Coyotes: A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens (Vintage Departures)
by Ted Conover
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The acclaimed author of Rolling Nowhere has taken another adventure, this time on the underground railway that operates across America's southern border. To discover what becomes of Mexicans who desperately slip into the United States, Ted Conover... (read more)

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The New Americans: Seven Families Journey to Another Country
The New Americans: Seven Families Journey to Another Country
by Ruben Martinez
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"Fresh, nuanced and insightful&#133; .[A] thoughtful, readable contribution to the immigration debates. --"Houston Chronicle" <BR>Spanning four continents and several years in the lives of seven immigrant families, "The New Americans" is at... (read more)

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Regulating Low-Skilled Immigration in the United States (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.)
Regulating Low-Skilled Immigration in the United States (American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.)
by Orazio P Attanasio
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With 11.9 million undocumented residents in the United States and illegal entrants accounting for nearly half of the low-skilled foreign workforce, there is widespread agreement that the current U.S. immigration system is broken. Past reform agendas have... (read more)

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The Columbia Guide to Asian American History
The Columbia Guide to Asian American History
by Gary Okihiro
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Offering a rich and insightful road map of Asian American history as it has evolved over more than 200 years, this book marks the first systematic attempt to take stock of this field of study.... (read more)

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My Bondage and My Freedom (Trade) (05 Edition)
My Bondage and My Freedom (Trade) (05 Edition)
by Frederick Douglass
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My Bondage and My Freedom, by Frederick Douglass, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of... (read more)

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (Signet Classics)
by Frederick Douglass
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Born into a life of bondage, Frederick Douglass secretly taught himself to read and write. It was a crime punishable by death, but it resulted in one of the most eloquent indictments of slavery ever recorded. His gripping narrative takes us into the... (read more)

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Shock of Arrival: Postcolonial Reflections
Shock of Arrival: Postcolonial Reflections
by Meena Alexander
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Contents Overture Another Voice Piecmeal Shelters Piecemeal Shelters Art of Pariahs Language and Shame Alphabets of Flesh Passion Skin Song Whose House is This? House of a thousand Doors Hotel Alexandria Sidi Syed's Architecture Tangled Roots Poem by the... (read more)

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Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
Postwar Immigrant America: A Social History (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Reed Ueda
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In his global perspective and analytic treatment, Reed Ueda goes beyond a narrative historical account of twentieth-century American immigration to focus on the global and international forces that prompted the large-scale uprooting and transplanting of... (read more)

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Everything You Need to Know about Asian American History (Revisededition)
Everything You Need to Know about Asian American History (Revisededition)
by Himilce Novas
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One can hardly understand American history without knowing the crucial role people of Asian ancestry have played in shaping our past, politics, and culture. Exploding myths and stereotypes, with more than fifty pages of new material, this absorbing and... (read more)

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Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo
by Oscar Zeta Acosta
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Before his mysterious disappearance and probable death in 1971, Oscar Zeta Acosta was famous as a Robin Hood Chicano layer and notorious as the real-life model for Hunter S. Thompson's "Dr. Gonzo," a fat, pugnacious attorney with a gargantuan... (read more)

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