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Immigrant America: A Portrait


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List of Illustrations List of Tables Preface to the Fourth Edition Preface to the Third Edition Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Acknowledgments to the Fourth Edition Acknowledgments to the Third Edition Acknowledgments to the Second Edition Acknowledgments to the First Edition 1. The Three Phases of U.S.-Bound Immigration 2. Theoretical Overview 3. Moving: Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility 4. Making It in America: Education, Occupation, and Entrepreneurship 5. From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, and Political Participation 6. Language: Diversity and Resilience 7. Growing Up American: The New Second Generation 8. Religion: The Enduring Presence 9. Conclusion: Immigration and Public Policy Notes References Index

About the Author

Alejandro Portes is Professor of Sociology and founding director of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University and Research Professor at the University of Miami. Ruben G. Rumbaut is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine, and founding chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association. They are the coauthors of Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation and coeditors of Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America.

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