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Immigration Nation: Raids, Detentions, and Deportations in Post-9/11 America
Immigration Nation
Raids, Detentions, and Deportations in Post-9/11 America
Paperback      ISBN: 1594518386
In the wake of September 11, 2001, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created to prevent terrorist attacks in the US.This led to dramatic increases in immigration law enforcement - raids, detentions and deportations have increased six-fold. Immigration Nation critically analyses the human rights impact of this tightening of US immigration policy. Golash-Boza reveals that it has had consequences not just for immigrants, but for citizens, families and communities. She shows that even though family reunification is officially a core component of US immigration policy, it has often torn families apart. This is a critical and revealing look at the real life - frequently devastating - impact of immigration policy in a security conscious world.
House of Stone: A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
House of Stone
A Memoir of Home, Family, and a Lost Middle East
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0547134665
"In 2006, Shadid, an Arab-American raised in Oklahoma, was covering Israel's attack on Lebanon when he heard that an Israeli rocket had crashed into the house his great-grandfather built, his family's ancestral home. Not long after, Shadid (who had covered three wars in the Middle East) realized that he had lost his passion for a region that had lost its soul. He had seen too much violence and death; his career had destroyed his marriage. Seeking renewal, he set out to rebuild the house that held his family's past in the town they had helped settle long ago. Although the course of the reconstruction is complicated by craftsmen with too much personality, squabbles with his extended family, and Lebanon's political strife, Shadid is restored along with the house and finds that his understanding of the Middle East, which he had known chiefly in wartime, has been deepened by his immersion in smalltown life. Coming to terms with his family's emigrant experience and their town's history, the "homeless" Shadid finds home and comes to understand the emotions behind the turbulence of the Middle East. In a moving epilogue, Shadid describes returning to this house after a nearly disastrous week as a prisoner of war in Libya along with the first visit of his daughter. Combining the human interest of The Bookseller of Kabul and Three Cups of Tea with the light touch of an expert determined, first, to tell a story, Shadid tells the story of a reconstruction effort that would have sent Frances Mayes to a psychiatric hospital as he brings to life unforgettable characters who lives help explain not just the modern Middle East but the legacy of those who have survived generations of war. He flashes back to his family's loss of home, their suffering during their country's dark days, and their experiences as newcomers in Oklahoma. This is a book about what propels the Middle East's rage, loss of home, and what it must examine and re-find, the sense of shared community. Far surpassing the usual reporter's "tour of duty," books, House of Stone is more humane and compelling and will please students of the region, those whose families have emigrated from other nations, and all readers engaged by engrossing storytelling"--
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.
Migrations: Humanity in Transition
Migrations
Humanity in Transition
Hardcover      ISBN: 0893818917
The renowned pioneer of "concerned photography" turns his compassionate lens to the subject of human displacement, selecting images from the last seven years of his work that span thirty-five countries and depicting the mass movement and mass suffering of the world's refugee population.

"Folio, 431pgs. Full bound in grey cloth covered boards with dark grey titling on spine. Binding is solid. An extensive photo documentation of the world's phenomenon of mass migration. With his unique vision and empathy, Salgado gives us a clearer picture of the enormous social and political transformations now occurring in a world divided between excess and need. Book shows very faint toning to edges of pages, otherwise interior is clean and bright. Boards are in excellent condition. The illustrated jacket is mildly rubbed and worn at extremities. DJ has been protected in a Mylar cover.

Out of Ireland: The Story of Irish Emigration to America
Out of Ireland
The Story of Irish Emigration to America
Hardcover      ISBN: 1880216256
Uses photographs and excerpts from letters to depict the experiences of Irish immigrants starting new lives in the United States
The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir
The Latehomecomer
A Hmong Family Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 1566892082
Presents the journey from refuge camp to America and the hardships and joys of a family's struggle to adapt in a strange culture while holding onto traditions that are passed down from her beloved grandmother.

"When she was six years old, YangÆs family immigrated to America, and she evocatively captures the challenges of adapting to a new place and a new language. Through her words, the dreams, wisdom, and traditions passed down from her grandmother and shared by an entire community have finally found a voice.

Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America
Harvest of Empire
A History of Latinos in America
Paperback      ISBN: 0140255397
A noted Hispanic journalist sheds new light on the history of Latinos in America, ranging from the first sixteenth-century colonies in the New World through the 1998 presidential election, and offers close-up portraits of distinguished Americans of Hispanic descent who have played a key role in the ever-evolving face of American life. Reprint.
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.
Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images
Screaming Monkeys
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.
Arguing Immigration: The Debate over the Changing Face of America
Arguing Immigration
The Debate over the Changing Face of America
Paperback      ISBN: 0671895583
Essays examine the immigration policies of the United States and look at how permissive policies have affected the nation