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From Ellis Island to JFK: New York`s Two Great Waves of Immigration

 
 
 
 
From Ellis Island to JFK: New York`s Two Great Waves of Immigration
Author: Nancy Foner
ISBN 13: 9780300093216
ISBN 10: 300093217
Edition: 1.2.2002 edition
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: 2002-02-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
List Price: $30.00
 
 

Two great waves of immigration—one at the start of the twentieth century and another in its final decades—transformed the history and personality of New York City. This book is the first in-depth comparison of New York's two immigration eras. Nancy Foner reassesses the myths that surround both sets of immigrants and explores topics ranging from gender roles to racial attitudes to the role of education in assimilation. Copublished with the Russell Sage Foundation

Times Literary Supplement - Vincent Crapanzano

An exemplary book . . . a telling portrait of New York immigration in its two great waves . . . cleanses both movements of their mythic incrustations.