From Ellis Island to JFK [electronic resource] :New York's two great waves of immigration / Nancy Foner.
By: Foner, Nancy.Material type: BookPublisher: New Haven : New York : Yale University Press ; Russell Sage Foundation, c2000Description: 1 online resource (x, 334 p.).ISBN: 9780300137880 (electronic bk.); 0300137885 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History | HISTORY -- State & Local | HISTORY -- State & Local -- General | Immigranten | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General | Emigration and immigration | Immigrants | New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | History.DDC classification: 974.7/1/008691 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-322) and index.
"In the history of New York City, few events loom larger than the wave of immigration at the turn of the twentieth century. Today a similar influx is once again transforming the city. More than one in three New Yorkers are now immigrants. From Ellis Island to JFK is the first in-depth study that compares these two huge social changes." "Nancy Foner offers a critical reassessment of the myths that have grown up around the earlier Jewish and Italian immigration - myths that deeply color how today's Asian, Latin American, and Caribbean arrivals are seen. Issue by issue, she reveals the often surprising realities of both immigrations." "Drawing on a wealth of historical and contemporary research, Foner, in a lively and entertaining style, opens a new chapter in the study of immigration - and in the story of the nation's gateway city."
Who they are and why they have come -- Where they live -- Work they do -- Immigrant women and work -- Sting of prejudice -- Transnational ties -- Going to school -- Look backward--and forward.
Description based on print version record.