Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America

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Columbia University Press, 1992 - History - 362 pages
This work updates an established American textbook on immigration and ethnic history, demonstrating the post-war shift from European to Third World immigrants. Extensive revisions include a discussion of undocumented immigration and the Simpson-Rodino Bill. All the important events of the last five years, especially the 1990 Immigration Act, are presented. The author examines the changes in refugee status and highlights the new wave of East European and Soviet immigrants to the USA.
 

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Contents

Third World Immigration Before World War II
1
The Door Opens a Little 19431965
11
Braceros and Los Mojados
37
The Immigration Act of 1965
61
The New Asian Immigrants
92
Mexico Central and South America
123
Third World Refugees
157
People and Politics
207
A New Immigration Policy
253
NOTES
265
BIBLIOGRAPHY
319
INDEX
355
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About the author (1992)

David M. Reimers is professor of history at New York University and the author of many books, including Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America, and (with Frederick Binder) All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York, both published by Columbia.

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