In his global perspective and analytic treatment, Reed Ueda goes beyond a narrative historical account of twentieth-century American immigration to focus on the global and international forces that prompted the large-scale uprooting and transplanting of people following World War II.
Ueda (history, Tufts U.) interprets the changing patterns of immigration to the US since WWII, discussing themes such as shifts from restrictive to liberal immigration laws, naturalization policies, refugees, and ethnic relations. He charts patterns of social mobility among groups including West Indians and Latin Americans, and allows immigrants to speak for themselves on their experiences. Includes b&w maps and charts, a chronology of immigration policy, and a summary of immigration before WWII. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)