Reinventing the Melting Pot

Reinventing the Melting Pot

The New Immigrants and What It Means to Be American

Book - 2004
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Nothing happening in America today will do more to affect our children's future than the wave of new immigrants flooding into the country, mostly from the developing world. Already, one in ten Americans is foreign-born, and if one counts their children, one-fifth of the population can be considered immigrants. Will these newcomers make it in the U.S? Or will today's realities--from identity politics to cheap and easy international air travel--mean that the age-old American tradition of absorption and assimilation no longer applies? Reinventing the Melting Pot is a conversation among two dozen of the thinkers who have looked longest and hardest at the issue of how immigrants assimilate: scholars, journalists, and fiction writers, on both the left and the right. The contributors consider virtually every aspect of the issue and conclude that, of course, assimilation can and must work again--but for that to happen, we must find new ways to think and talk about it. Contributors to Reinventing the Melting Pot include Michael Barone, Stanley Crouch, Herbert Gans, Nathan Glazer, Michael Lind, Orlando Patterson, Gregory Rodriguez, and Stephan Thernstrom.
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2004]
Copyright Date: �2004
ISBN: 9780465036349
0465036341
Branch Call Number: 304.873 R277
Characteristics: ix, 335 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Jacoby, Tamar 1954-

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