From Ellis Island to JFK by Professor Nancy Foner
New York`s Two Great Waves of Immigration

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Two great waves of immigration -- one at the start of the twentieth century and another in its final decades -- transformed the history and personality of New York City. This book, the first in-depth comparison of New York's two most recent immigration eras, reassesses the myths that surround both sets of immigrants.

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Nancy Foner is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books, including In a New Land (NYU Press). She is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Career Award given by the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. Jan Rath is Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Jan Willem Duyvendak is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Rogier van Reekum is Ph.D. candidate at the University of Amsterdam.
Published September 10, 2000 by Yale University Press. 364 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Foner (Anthropology/Purchase Coll.) compares and contrasts the experiences of the largely Jewish and Italian immigrants at the turn of the century with those of New York’s current Asian, Latin American, and West Indian newcomers.

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She concludes with a series of haunting questions, such as whether the offspring of today's immigrants will replicate the successes of earlier Jews and Italians, whether today's immigrant offspring will retain the emotional, familial, and political attachments their parents had for "the old count...

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