Immigration and Refugee Studies
Critiques of Asian American Images
Paperback ISBN: 1566891418
When a restaurant review referred to a Filipino child as a "rambunctious -little monkey," Filipino Americans were outraged. Sparked by this racist incident, Screaming Monkeys sets fire to Asian American stereotypes as it -illuminates the diverse and often neglected history and culture within the Asian American diaspora. Poems, essays, paintings, and stories break down and challenge "found" articles, photographs, and headlines to create this powerful anthology with all the immediacy of social protest. By closely critiquing a wealth of material, including the judge’s statement of apology in the Wen Ho Lee case, the media treatment of serial killer Andrew Cunanan, and the image of Asian Americans in major U.S. marketing campaigns, Screaming Monkeys will inspire all its readers.
How the Irish Won the West
Paperback ISBN: 1616081007
Here is the full story of the Irish immigrants and their decedents whose hardwork helped make the West what it is today. Learn about the Irish members ofthe Donner party, forced to consume human flesh to survive the winter; mountainmen like Thomas Fitzpatrick, who discovered the South Pass through theRockies; Ellen “Nellie” Cashman, who ran boarding houses and bought and soldclaims in Alaska, Arizona, and Nevada; and Maggie Hall, who became knownas the “whore with a heart of gold.” A fascinating and entertaining look at thehistory of the American West, this book will surprise many and make every IrishAmerican proud.
The Middle of Everywhere
The World's Refugees Come to Our Town
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0151006008
The best-selling author of Reviving Ophelia presents a stirring glimpse of the world beyond our borders, told through the tales of refugees who have escaped countries riddled by conflict and ripped apart by war to realize their dream of starting a new life in America, vividly detailing their triumph over adversity.
A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Paperback ISBN: 0312421230
A powerful account of migrant culture traces the Chavez family as they leave their southern-Mexican town and embark on a perilous journey through the underground railroad to the tomato farms of Missouri, the strawberry fields of California, and the slaughterhouses of Wisconsin. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Mexicans In Minnesota
Paperback ISBN: 087351520x
From the colorful supermercados of St. Paul's West Side to the rural communities of the Red River Valley, Mexican Americans have left an indelible mark on Minnesota's landscape. As one of the state's fastest-growing ethnic groups, Mexican Americans have been part of Minnesota's history since the early years of the last century. The history of Mexicans in the Midwest has been, more than any other group of immigrants, a history of working-class people. Railroads, heavy industry, meat packing, and sugar beet production all offered jobs for Mexicans who first came to the region not in search of a better life and permanent homes, but to work. Welcomed as migrant workers even as they were shunned for being different from the state's dominant Northern European ethnic groups, Mexican Americans have grown deep roots in the state's urban neighborhoods and rural towns. They have sustained a wide range of community, religious, and cultural institutions and introduced traditional foods and conjunto music to their new communities.
Mecca and Main Street
Muslim Life in America After 9/11
Paperback ISBN: 0195332377
Islam is Americas fastest growing religion, with more than six million Muslims in the United States, all living in the shadow of 9/11. Who are our Muslim neighbors? What are their beliefs and desires? How are they coping with life under the War on Terror? In Mecca and Main Street, noted author and journalist Geneive Abdo offers illuminating answers to these questions. Gaining unprecedented access to Muslim communities in America, she traveled across the country, visiting schools, mosques, Islamic centers, radio stations, and homes. She reveals a community tired of being judged by American perceptions of Muslims overseas and eager to tell their own stories. Abdo brings these stories vividly to life, allowing us to hear their own voices and inviting us to understand their hopes and their fears. Inspiring, insightful, tough-minded, and even-handed, this book will appeal to those curious (or fearful) about the Muslim presence in America. It will also be warmly welcomed by the Muslim community.
The Warmth of Other Suns
The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Paperback ISBN: 0679763880
In an epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s, a Pulitzer Prize winner chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families. Reprint. A best-selling book. A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
American Identity and the Turn Against Immigration
Paperback ISBN: 0231109571
Charting the history of U.S. immigration policy and public reaction to newcomers from the Puritan colonists to World War II refugees,Unwelcome Strangers uncovers the heated arguments of the anti-immigration forces: environmental groups that warn against the consequences of overpopulation, economic concerns that immigrants take jobs away from Americans, and assimilationist fears that newcomers--especially from Latin America, and Asia--threaten American culture.