From Ellis Island to JFK: New York's Two Great Waves of Immigration
Review: "In the history of New York City, few events loom larger than the wave of immigration at the turn of the twentieth century. Today a similar influx is once again transforming the city. More than one in three New Yorkers are now immigrants. From Ellis Island to JFK is the first in-depth study that compares these two huge social changes." "Nancy Foner offers a critical reassessment of the myths that have grown up around the earlier Jewish and Italian immigration - myths that deeply color how today's Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean arrivals are seen. Issue by issue, she reveals the often surprising realities of both immigrations." "Drawing on a wealth of historical and contemporary research, Foner, in a lively and entertaining style, opens a new chapter in the study of immigration - and in the story of the nation's gateway city.".
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Review: From Ellis Island to JFK: New York`s Two Great Waves of ImmigrationUser Review - Leigh Ann Wilson, Ph.D. - Goodreads
Deals only with NYC immigration. Chapter deals with education and importance of ESL for students today when compared with learning English “the hard way.” Civics classes. “Americanization” then, but a stronger focus on acculturation now. Read full review
Review: From Ellis Island to JFK: New York`s Two Great Waves of ImmigrationUser Review - Pierre Corneille - Goodreads
Whoa! You mean that immigrants didn't just come over in hoards, that they usually followed something called "chain migration"? I didn't know that. Wait....they were disappointed when they got here and ... Read full review
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