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The Resource Strangers among us : how Latino immigration is transforming America, Roberto Suro

Strangers among us : how Latino immigration is transforming America, Roberto Suro

Label
Strangers among us : how Latino immigration is transforming America
Title
Strangers among us
Title remainder
how Latino immigration is transforming America
Statement of responsibility
Roberto Suro
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Strangers Among Us is an examination of Latino immigration to the United States - its history, the vast transformations it is fast producing in American society, and the challenges it will present for decades to come. He tells the stories of a number of large Latino communities, linked in a chronological narrative that starts with the Puerto Rican migration to East Harlem in the 1950s and continues through the California-bound rush of Mexicans and Central Americans in the 1990s. He takes us into the world of Mexican-American gang members; Guatemalan Mayas in suburban Houston; Cuban businessmen in Miami; Dominican bodega owners in New York. We see people who represent a unique transnationalism and a new form of immigrant assimilation - foreigners who come from close by and visit home frequently, so that they virtually live in two lands. Looking to the future, we see clearly that the sheer number of Latino newcomers will force the United States to develop new means of managing relations among diverse ethnic groups and of creating economic opportunity for all. But we also see a catalog of conflict and struggle: Latinos in confrontation with blacks; Latinos wrestling with the strain of illegal immigration on their communities; Latinos fighting the backlash that is denying legal immigrants access to welfare programs. Critical both of incoherent government policies and of the failures of minority-group advocacy, the author proposes solutions of his own, including a rejection of illegal immigration by Latinos themselves paired with government efforts to deter unlawful journeys into the United States, and a new emphasis on English-language training as an aid to successful assimilation
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.868073
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.S75
LC item number
S86 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Strangers among us : how Latino immigration is transforming America, Roberto Suro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-333) and index
Control code
37513127
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 349 p.
Isbn
9780679420927
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97036676
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.
Label
Strangers among us : how Latino immigration is transforming America, Roberto Suro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-333) and index
Control code
37513127
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 349 p.
Isbn
9780679420927
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97036676
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1998. With dust jacket.

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