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Legacies : the Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (01 Edition)
Legacies : the Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (01 Edition)
by Alejandro Portes
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-387) and index.... (read more)

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Just Like Us (09 Edition)
Just Like Us (09 Edition)
by Helen Thorpe
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Written by a gifted journalist, a powerful account of four young Mexican women coming of age in Denver—two of whom have legal documentation, two of whom who don’t— and the challenges they face as they attempt to pursue the American... (read more)

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Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants
Ex Mex: From Migrants to Immigrants
by Jorge G Castaneda
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A fascinating and revealing look at the United States' largest, most controversial group of immigrants, by Mexico's former foreign minister. In the wake of the massive, nationwide rally in support of immigrant rights in May 2006, which drew a record... (read more)

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The Riddle of Amish Culture (Center Books in Anabaptist Studies)
The Riddle of Amish Culture (Center Books in Anabaptist Studies)
by Donald B Kraybill
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Since the publication of "The Riddle of Amish Culture" in 1989 many changes have occurred within Amish society, from westward migrations and a greater familiarity with technology to the dramatic shift away from farming into small business which is... (read more)

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Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 18701914
Crossings: The Great Transatlantic Migrations, 18701914
by Walter Nugent
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During the period 1870-1914, the Atlantic was a broad highway for migration. Unchecked by government restrictions, wars, or economic depressions, and aided by the new technologies of steamships and railroads, millions of people uprooted their lives and... (read more)

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Right To Stay Home: How Us Policy Drives Mexican Migration (13 Edition)
Right To Stay Home: How Us Policy Drives Mexican Migration (13 Edition)
by David Bacon
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From the Introduction When I left the organizing staff of the United Farm Workers in the late 1970s, I took with me some functional working-class Spanish and a new worldview. I grew up in Oakland, California, and knew nothing about Mexican culture before... (read more)

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Chicano Popular Culture : Que Hable El Pueblo (01 Edition)
Chicano Popular Culture : Que Hable El Pueblo (01 Edition)
by Charles M. Tatum
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Over the past several decades, Mexican Americans have made an indelible mark on American culture through the music of bands such as Santana and Los Lobos, films such as Zoot Suit, and a wide range of literature, such as Sandra Cisneros's The House on... (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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Other Struggle for Equal Schools (97 Edition)
Other Struggle for Equal Schools (97 Edition)
by Ruben Donato
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Contrary to popular belief that the struggle for educational opportunity during the civil rights era was waged exclusively by African Americans, this fascinating book shows that the Mexican American population challenged discriminatory educational... (read more)

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Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century America)
by Mae M Ngai
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"While vernacular discussion of the so-called 'illegal alien' in the United States has generally fixed on the alien side of the equation, Mae Ngai's luminous new book focuses rather on the illegal--the bureaucratic and ideological machinery within... (read more)

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Daily Life of Arab Americans in the 21st Century (Daily Life Through History)
Daily Life of Arab Americans in the 21st Century (Daily Life Through History)
by Anan (edt) Ameri
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The term "Arab American" is often used to describe a broad range of people who are ethnically diverse and come from many countries, including Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and... (read more)

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Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World (Vintage)
Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World (Vintage)
by Doug Saunders
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A powerfully argued work that combines reporting, sociology, economics, and urban studies to show how the migration of workers from villages to urban centers has become one of the most significant forces in the world today. For the first time in history,... (read more)

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Debating Diversity : Clashing Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America (3RD 02 Edition)
Debating Diversity : Clashing Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity in America (3RD 02 Edition)
by Ronald T. Takaki
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From Different Shores presents essays written by neo-conservative, liberal, and leftist scholars on race and ethnicity in America. Among these scholars are: Nathan Glazer, Ron Takaki, Thomas Sowell, Robert Blauner, William Julius Wilson, and Charles... (read more)

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Out of Whiteness: Color, Politics, and Culture
Out of Whiteness: Color, Politics, and Culture
by Vron Ware
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What happens when people in societies stratified by race refuse to accept the privileges inherent in whiteness? What difference does it make when whites act in a manner that contradicts their designated racial identity? Out of Whiteness considers these... (read more)

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Call the Lost Dream Back: Essays on History, Race & Museums
Call the Lost Dream Back: Essays on History, Race & Museums
by Lonnie G. Iii Bunch
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Lonnie G. Bunch III, historian, author and educator, founding director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, is one of the museum profession's leading writers and thinkers. In this collection of his work from the... (read more)

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Ethnography Unbound : Power and Resistance in the Modern Metropolis (91 Edition)
Ethnography Unbound : Power and Resistance in the Modern Metropolis (91 Edition)
by Michael Burawoy
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In this powerful volume, ten original ethnographies explore two important issues: the ways in which people confront the threats and disruptions of contemporary life, and the ways in which researchers can most effectively study the modern metropolis. With... (read more)

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Dear White America (12 Edition)
Dear White America (12 Edition)
by Tim J. Wise
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"Sparing neither family nor self . . . he considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor. . . . His candor is invigorating."—Publishers Weekly "One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of... (read more)

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The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
by Mary Pipher
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“Pipher unites refugees, people who have fled some of the most oppressive regimes in the world, with all of us. . . . Pipher is taking this moment to teach us un-American behaviors: Patience, manners, and tolerance.” —Milwaukee... (read more)

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Dispatches from Pakistan
Dispatches from Pakistan
by Madiha R. Tahir
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Since 9/11, Pakistan has loomed large in the geopolitical imagination of the West. A key ally in the global war on terror, it is also the country in which Osama bin Laden was finally found and killed—and the one that has borne the brunt of much of... (read more)

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West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
West of Kabul, East of New York: An Afghan American Story
by Tamim Ansary
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The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends, discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The message reached millions. Born to an Afghan father and American mother... (read more)

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