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The Chosen Shore: Stories of Immigrants

The Chosen Shore: Stories of Immigrants
Author: Ellen Alexander Conley
ISBN 13: 9780520239883
ISBN 10: 520239881
Edition: N/A
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2004-09-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
List Price: $34.95

"This is a thoughtful, engaging, and well-written manuscript, replete with often fascinating vignettes, aptly chosen and full of irony and paradox, about the immigrant experience in the United States today as lived and reported by informants who hail from nearly a score of countries from around the world."—Rubén G. Rumbaut, co-author of Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation

"Ellen Conley does more than record the personal stories of new immigrants to our shores. By including testaments from people close to her family and in her workplace, she illuminates the positive ways these eager, industrious new populations have weaved themselves into the fabric of our lives."—Susan Brownmiller, author of
In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution

"This is a superb and moving book, filled with beautiful, sometimes painfully honest voices, addressing perhaps the most important question of our day - 'What is the real America?'"—Amy Chua, author of World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global