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A nation of immigrants

Author: John F Kennedy
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, Modern Classics, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Updated Harper Perennial Modern Classics editionView all editions and formats
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Throughout his presidency, John F. Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform. He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, deserving the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland. This 60th anniversary edition of his posthumously published, timeless work--with a foreword by Jonathan Greenblatt, the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Kennedy
ISBN: 9780062859693 0062859692
OCLC Number: 1050857599
Notes: Originally published by Harper & Row, Publishers in 1964.
Description: xxi, 129 pages, 32 pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 A nation of Nations 1 --
Chapter 2 Why They Came 4 --
Chapter 3 Waves of Immigration-The Pre-Revolutionary Forces 10 --
Chapter 4 Waves of Immigration-The Post-Revolutionary Forces 17 --
Chapter 5 The Immigrant Contribution 64 --
Chapter 6 Immigration Policy 69 --
Chapter 7 Where We Stand 77 --
Appendix A The United States of America-A Nation of Immigrants 84 --
Appendix B Chronology of immigration 88 --
Appendix B-1 Major immigration policy developments since 1963 95 --
Appendix D Text of President John F. Kennedy's Proposals to Liberalize Immigration Statutes (July 23, 1963) 108 --
Appendix E Selected Comments on President Kennedy's Message 114.
Responsibility: John F. Kennedy ; introduction by Congressman Joe Kennedy III ; foreword by Jonathan Greenblatt.

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"In this book, President Kennedy tells us what immigrants have done for America, and what America has done for its immigrants. It is one of the dramatic success stories of world history.... It can Read more...

 
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