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Most books on immigration are classified with the call number JV  

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Exodus : how migration is changing our world - Paul Collier
Call Number: JV6033 .C65 2013
ISBN: 9780195398656
Publication Date: 2013-10-01

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Immigration - Gale (Editor)
Call Number: JV6450 .I559 2014
ISBN: 9780737768749
Publication Date: 2014-06-06
Series - "Current Controversies: Immigration"

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Higher Education and First-Generation Students : cultivating community, voice, and place for the new majority - Rashné Rustom Jehangir
Call Number: LC4069.6 .J44 2010
ISBN: 9781137293237
Publication Date: 2014-03-20
Partial contents: Deepening our understanding of first-generation students -- Strangers without codebooks: isolation and marginalization -- Belonging and finding place -- Claiming self: identity and academic voice --

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Ellis Island Nation : immigration policy and American identity in the twentieth century - Robert L. Fleegler
Call Number: JV6455 .F59 2013
ISBN: 9780812245097
Publication Date: 2013-03-27

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Immigration - Karen Miller (Editor)
Call Number: JV6601 .I66 2007
ISBN: 9780737728934
Publication Date: 2006-12-11
Series : (Social issues firsthand)

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Websites / articles

  • Fuku Americanus
    The Nation article  By William Deresiewicz. 8 November 2007
    "Junot Díaz's masterful new novel maps the ambiguities in the modern immigrant experience in America."
 

Key terms

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Assimilation,
Emigration and immigration,
Immigrant life,
Immigrant,
Migration,
Multiculturalism
Refugees

 

Quote from "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao"

"If you didn’t grow up like I did then you don’t know, and if you don’t know it’s probably better you don’t judge."
—  Junot Díaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
 

eBooks

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Immigrants in American History [electronic resource] : arrival, adaptation, and integration - Elliott Robert Barkan
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 159884220X
Publication Date: 2012-11-01
4 volumes listing various immigrant groups. V. 4. Issues in U.S. Immigration.

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Reinventing the Melting Pot : the new immigrants and what it means to be American - Tamar Jacoby
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9780786729739
Publication Date: 2009-04-28
Partial Contents:
Defining assimilation for the 21st century : the new immigrants/ -- Assimilation today : is one identity enough? /

Immigration in U. S. History - Carl L. Bankston; Danielle Antoinette Hidalgo
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781587653605
Publication Date: 2006-01-01

Encyclopedia of American Immigration - Carl L. Bankston
Call Number: Online
ISBN: 9781587656033

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