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Author: Philip Brooks
Publisher: Chicago : Heinemann Library, ©2004.
Series: 20th-century perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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A historical account of immigration to the United States since the arrival of the Mayflower, discussing reasons why various groups left their homelands, and dispelling myths behind some common prejudices toward immigrants.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Brooks
ISBN: 1403438072 9781403438072 1403441812 9781403441812
OCLC Number: 52312437
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Rise of the United States, 1790-1820 --
Irish come, 1846-1850 --
China comes to California --
"Know-nothings" against Catholics and immigrants --
Ellis and Angel Islands --
America closes its door, 1920s and 1930s --
Jew flee pogroms and the Holocaust --
Immigrants escape homeland troubles --
World turmoil modifies immigration, 1930s to 1952 --
Cold war refugees, 1945-1965 --
Cubans flee Castro --
Haitian refugee crisis --
Modern developments --
Melting pot or quilt? 1965-2003 --
Somalis escape hunger and terror --
Desperate to come to the United States --
Female immigrant success stories --
Vietnam and the boat people --
Fighting prejudice with facts --
Timeline --
Some famous immigrants --
Glossary --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: 20th-century perspectives.
Responsibility: Philip Brooks.
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A historical account of immigration to the United States since the arrival of the Mayflower, discussing reasons why various groups left their homelands, and dispelling myths behind some common prejudices toward immigrants.

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