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Lives and works in the arts. Volume 3, The 18th century : from the Renaissance to the 20th century

Author: Virginia Ogden Birdsall; M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : Sharpe Reference, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : Library reference ed
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Surveys the lives and works of European and American writers, artists, and composers from the Renaissance into the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Ogden Birdsall; M.E. Sharpe, Inc.
ISBN: 1563248174 9781563248177
OCLC Number: 45178480
Description: pages 295-432 : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Contents: US immigration policy has stimulated the largest inflow of immigrants in the 1980s and 1990s than at any time in the history of the US. In this analysis, the author seeks to show how the policy was designed essentially by political considerations. Briggs argues that policy neglected immigration's economic impact at a time when the country was entering a fundamental economic adjustment. He believes that the US does not face labour shortage per se, but a shortage of quality labour. Yet immigration has led to a majority of new workers seeking unskilled jobs in declining sectors in manufacturing and services and has given rebirth to sweatshop enterprises and child labour law violations. For the first time in US history, ths author argues, the results of immigration policy are inconsistent with US national interest.
Responsibility: editorial board Virginia Ogden Birdsall [and others].

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This illustrated chronological encyclopaedia of Western culture includes the biographies and works of 168 of the most important invididuals in art, literature and music from the last five centuries,  Read more...

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