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The Last Illusion: Letters from Dutch Immigrants in the Land of Opportunity, 1924-1930
The Last Illusion
Letters from Dutch Immigrants in the Land of Opportunity, 1924-1930
Paperback      ISBN: 1552380130
This collection of letters and articles written by Dutch immigrants in Canada during the 1920s offers new insight into their reasons for emigration, their hopes and fears, and their experiences in Canada. Writers share their feelings and show an openness that was uncommon in their culture and times. They describe the pain caused by separation and loss, and the sense of joy and exhilaration when goals were reached. Information on the editor is not given. Canadian card order number: C99-911206-6. Distributed by Raincoast Distribution Services. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Strength in What Remains
Strength in What Remains
Paperback      ISBN: 0812977610
The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains presents the story of Burundi civil war survivor Deo, who endures homelessness before pursuing an education at Columbia and eventually returning to his native land to help people in both countries. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Crossing over: A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
Crossing over
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.
The Western Home: A Literary History of Norwegian America
The Western Home
A Literary History of Norwegian America
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252023277
The Middle of Everywhere: Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
The Middle of Everywhere
Helping Refugees Enter the American Community
Paperback      ISBN: 0156027372
Offers 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, detailing their triumph over adversity.
When I Was Puerto Rican
When I Was Puerto Rican
Paperback      ISBN: 0679756760
Magic, sexual tension, high comedy, and intense drama move through an enchanted yet harsh autobiography, in the story of a young girl who leaves Puerto Rico for New York's tenements and a chance for success
How the Irish Won the West
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.
Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens And the Making of Modern America
Impossible Subjects
Illegal Aliens And the Making of Modern America
Paperback      ISBN: 0691124299
Traces the origins of the illegal alien in American law and society, discusses how and why illegal migration became the central problem in American immigration policy, and explores how that process shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority.
Beyond the Narrow Gate: The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to the Middle America
Beyond the Narrow Gate
The Journey of Four Chinese Women from the Middle Kingdom to the Middle America
Paperback      ISBN: 0452277612
Chronicles the fates of four extraordinary Chinese women, forced to flee China in 1947 after the Communist takeover, as they meet in Taiwan in 1948 and struggle to build new lives for themselves in America. Reprint.
Twenty Years at Hull-House: With Autobiographical Notes
Twenty Years at Hull-House
With Autobiographical Notes
Paperback      ISBN: 0451527399
A pioneering social worker relates her experiences and observations