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The Resource Village of immigrants : Latinos in an emerging America, Diana R. Gordon, (electronic resource)

Village of immigrants : Latinos in an emerging America, Diana R. Gordon, (electronic resource)

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Village of immigrants : Latinos in an emerging America
Title
Village of immigrants
Title remainder
Latinos in an emerging America
Statement of responsibility
Diana R. Gordon
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Greenport, New York, a village on the North Fork of Long Island, exemplifies a little-noted national trend--that of immigrants spreading beyond the big coastal cities, driving much of rural population growth nationally. In Village of Immigrants, Diana R. Gordon illustrates how small-town America has been revitalized by the arrival of these newcomers in Greenport, where she lives. Greenport today boasts a population that is one-third Hispanic. Gordon contends that these immigrants have effectively saved the town's economy by taking low-skill jobs, increasing the tax base, filling schools, and creating and patronizing local businesses. Greenport's seaside beauty still attracts summer tourists, but it is only with the support of the local Latino workforce that elegant restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts are able to serve these visitors. For Gordon the picture is complex, because the wave of immigrants also presents the town with challenges to its services and institutions. Gordon's portraits of local immigrants capture the positive and the negative, with a cast of characters ranging from a Guatemalan mother of three, including one child who is profoundly disabled, to a Colombian house painter with a successful business who cannot become licensed because he remains undocumented. Village of Immigrants weaves together these people's stories, fears, and dreams to reveal an environment plagued by threats of deportation, debts owed to coyotes, low wages, and the other bleak realities that shape the immigrant experience--even in the charming seaport village of Greenport. A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Gordon's book shows the pivotal role the American small town plays in the ongoing American immigrant story--as well as how this booming population is shaping and reviving rural communities"--
  • "Greenport, New York, a village on the North Fork of Long Island, exemplifies a little-noted national trend--that of immigrants spreading beyond the big coastal cities, driving much of rural population growth nationally. In Village of Immigrants, Diana R. Gordon illustrates how small-town America has been revitalized by the arrival of these newcomers in Greenport, where she lives. Greenport today boasts a population that is one-third Hispanic. Gordon contends that these immigrants have effectively saved the town's economy by taking low-skill jobs, increasing the tax base, filling schools, and creating and patronizing local businesses. Greenport's seaside beauty still attracts summer tourists, but it is only with the support of the local Latino workforce that elegant restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts are able to serve these visitors. For Gordon the picture is complex, because the wave of immigrants also presents the town with challenges to its services and institutions. Gordon's portraits of local immigrants capture the positive and the negative, with a cast of characters ranging from a Guatemalan mother of three, including one child who is profoundly disabled, to a Colombian house painter with a successful business who cannot become licensed because he remains undocumented. Village of Immigrants weaves together these people's stories, fears, and dreams to reveal an environment plagued by threats of deportation, debts owed to coyotes, low wages, and the other bleak realities that shape the immigrant experience--even in the charming seaport village of Greenport. A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Gordon's book shows the pivotal role the American small town plays in the ongoing American immigrant story--as well as how this booming population is shaping and reviving rural communities"--
  • "Greenport, New York, a village on the North Fork of Long Island, exemplifies a little-noted national trend--that of immigrants spreading beyond the big coastal cities, driving much of rural population growth nationally. In Village of Immigrants, Diana R. Gordon illustrates how small-town America has been revitalized by the arrival of these newcomers in Greenport, where she lives. Greenport today boasts a population that is one-third Hispanic. Gordon contends that these immigrants have effectively saved the town's economy by taking low-skill jobs, increasing the tax base, filling schools, and creating and patronizing local businesses. Greenport's seaside beauty still attracts summer tourists, but it is only with the support of the local Latino workforce that elegant restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts are able to serve these visitors. For Gordon the picture is complex, because the wave of immigrants also presents the town with challenges to its services and institutions. Gordon's portraits of local immigrants capture the positive and the negative, with a cast of characters ranging from a Guatemalan mother of three, including one child who is profoundly disabled, to a Colombian house painter with a successful business who cannot become licensed because he remains undocumented. Village of Immigrants weaves together these people's stories, fears, and dreams to reveal an environment plagued by threats of deportation, debts owed to coyotes, low wages, and the other bleak realities that shape the immigrant experience--even in the charming seaport village of Greenport. A timely contribution to the national dialogue on immigration, Gordon's book shows the pivotal role the American small town plays in the ongoing American immigrant story--as well as how this booming population is shaping and reviving rural communities"--
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Gordon, Diana R
Dewey number
305.9/069120974721
LC call number
F129.G714
LC item number
G67 2015
Series statement
Rivergate regionals
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  • Hispanic Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Working class
  • Hispanic Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Working class
  • Social change
  • Greenport (N.Y.)
  • Greenport (N.Y.)
  • Greenport (N.Y.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Economic Policy
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Policy
Label
Village of immigrants : Latinos in an emerging America, Diana R. Gordon, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Part I. A Village Transformed -- Hola, Greenport -- Lost and Found -- Part II. Absorbing Immigrants since 1840 -- The European Legacy -- Boom, Bust and Back Again -- Migration from Within -- Is Demographics Destiny? -- Part III. Classroom Challenges -- Schooling New Citizens -- Edgar and the Blue Mosque -- Part IV. Settling In -- Housing or Houses? -- Sofia's Quest -- Part V. Toward Community Health -- Cobbled Care -- An Accidental Nurse -- Part VI. Dilemmas of Control -- Legal Limbo -- Deferred and Delivered -- Part VII. Working Lives -- Where There's a Will There's a Job (or Two) -- Sacrifice and Success -- Part VIII. What Next? -- The New American -- A Small-Town Model?
  • Part I. A Village Transformed -- Hola, Greenport -- Lost and Found -- Part II. Absorbing Immigrants since 1840 -- The European Legacy -- Boom, Bust and Back Again -- Migration from Within -- Is Demographics Destiny? -- Part III. Classroom Challenges -- Schooling New Citizens -- Edgar and the Blue Mosque -- Part IV. Settling In -- Housing or Houses? -- Sofia's Quest -- Part V. Toward Community Health -- Cobbled Care -- An Accidental Nurse -- Part VI. Dilemmas of Control -- Legal Limbo -- Deferred and Delivered -- Part VII. Working Lives -- Where There's a Will There's a Job (or Two) -- Sacrifice and Success -- Part VIII. What Next? -- The New American -- A Small-Town Model?
  • Part I. A Village Transformed -- Hola, Greenport -- Lost and Found -- Part II. Absorbing Immigrants since 1840 -- The European Legacy -- Boom, Bust and Back Again -- Migration from Within -- Is Demographics Destiny? -- Part III. Classroom Challenges -- Schooling New Citizens -- Edgar and the Blue Mosque -- Part IV. Settling In -- Housing or Houses? -- Sofia's Quest -- Part V. Toward Community Health -- Cobbled Care -- An Accidental Nurse -- Part VI. Dilemmas of Control -- Legal Limbo -- Deferred and Delivered -- Part VII. Working Lives -- Where There's a Will There's a Job (or Two) -- Sacrifice and Success -- Part VIII. What Next? -- The New American -- A Small-Town Model?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001552412
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780813575902
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015002824
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001552412
Label
Village of immigrants : Latinos in an emerging America, Diana R. Gordon, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Part I. A Village Transformed -- Hola, Greenport -- Lost and Found -- Part II. Absorbing Immigrants since 1840 -- The European Legacy -- Boom, Bust and Back Again -- Migration from Within -- Is Demographics Destiny? -- Part III. Classroom Challenges -- Schooling New Citizens -- Edgar and the Blue Mosque -- Part IV. Settling In -- Housing or Houses? -- Sofia's Quest -- Part V. Toward Community Health -- Cobbled Care -- An Accidental Nurse -- Part VI. Dilemmas of Control -- Legal Limbo -- Deferred and Delivered -- Part VII. Working Lives -- Where There's a Will There's a Job (or Two) -- Sacrifice and Success -- Part VIII. What Next? -- The New American -- A Small-Town Model?
  • Part I. A Village Transformed -- Hola, Greenport -- Lost and Found -- Part II. Absorbing Immigrants since 1840 -- The European Legacy -- Boom, Bust and Back Again -- Migration from Within -- Is Demographics Destiny? -- Part III. Classroom Challenges -- Schooling New Citizens -- Edgar and the Blue Mosque -- Part IV. Settling In -- Housing or Houses? -- Sofia's Quest -- Part V. Toward Community Health -- Cobbled Care -- An Accidental Nurse -- Part VI. Dilemmas of Control -- Legal Limbo -- Deferred and Delivered -- Part VII. Working Lives -- Where There's a Will There's a Job (or Two) -- Sacrifice and Success -- Part VIII. What Next? -- The New American -- A Small-Town Model?
  • Part I. A Village Transformed -- Hola, Greenport -- Lost and Found -- Part II. Absorbing Immigrants since 1840 -- The European Legacy -- Boom, Bust and Back Again -- Migration from Within -- Is Demographics Destiny? -- Part III. Classroom Challenges -- Schooling New Citizens -- Edgar and the Blue Mosque -- Part IV. Settling In -- Housing or Houses? -- Sofia's Quest -- Part V. Toward Community Health -- Cobbled Care -- An Accidental Nurse -- Part VI. Dilemmas of Control -- Legal Limbo -- Deferred and Delivered -- Part VII. Working Lives -- Where There's a Will There's a Job (or Two) -- Sacrifice and Success -- Part VIII. What Next? -- The New American -- A Small-Town Model?
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001552412
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780813575902
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015002824
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001552412

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