This encyclopedia contains 50 thorough profiles of the most numerically significant immigrant groups now making their homes in the United States, telling the story of our newest immigrants and introducing them to their fellow Americans.
• Comprises contributions from 50 sociologists, anthropologists, historians, social scientists, and political scientists, many of whom are from the countries they discuss
• Offers appealing sidebars featuring young people who represent the newest generation of American immigrants throughout the book
• Provides maps showing where each country is located and photographs that accompany each essay, depicting cultural events and a young immigrant from that nation
• Includes a glossary of important terms, a bibliography of sources, and a "Further Reading" section with each essay
• Contains appendices of census statistics on American immigration
• Presents a chronology of major historical events in each of the sending country's history
This encyclopedia contains 50 thorough profiles of the most numerically significant immigrant groups now making their homes in the United States, telling the story of our newest immigrants and introducing them to their fellow Americans.Book News
Bayor (history, Georgia Institute of Technology) draws together sociologists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, geographers, ethnic studies specialists, and other social scientists for this collection of essays on 50 immigrant groups who have contributed to the diversity of the US, from countries ranging from Afghanistan to Mexico to Vietnam, and including little-known nations like Bangladesh, Eritrea, Ghana, Indonesia, Jordan, Nigeria, and Thailand. They describe their geography and history; early and later waves of immigration; population size, age, educational and economic attainment, and health; family, life-cycle rituals, gender relations, links to the ancestral home, social organizations, religion, language, the ethnic press, food, music, and holidays; the path towards citizenship, intergroup relations, forging an American identity, political participation, and return immigration; second and later generations and their ethnic identity, educational attainment, and cultural identification; and relations between the US and the country of origin. Each essay includes lists of notable individuals, a glossary of foreign language terms, and stories of immigrants. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)Baker
Profiles fifty of the most numerous immigrant groups in the United States, providing information on the history of their immigration to the U.S., how well they have adapted to life in America, and their impact on American society.