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How the Other Half Lives

by Jacob Riis & Luc Sante

First published in 1890, Jacob Riis's remarkable study of the horrendous living conditions of the poor in New York City had an immediate and extraordinary impact on society, inspiring reforms that affected the...


Australia - The Immigrant's Guide to Retail - Volume I

by Hymie Zawatzky

Retail is a real challenge in Australia. With migration to Australia, the opening of retail businesses by these new arrivals has been one of the driving factors in the growth of Australian retail sector This...


Arrival City: How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World

by Doug Saunders

Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed...


Embracing the Infidel

by Behzad Yaghmaian

An eye-opening personal account of an epic human drama, Embracing the Infidel takes us on an astounding journey along a modern-day underground railroad that stretches from Istanbul to Paris.  In this groundbreaking...


Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States (Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista #13)

by Timothy J. Henderson

Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States details the origins and evolution of the movement of people from Mexico into the United States from the first significant flow across the border...


The Lochaber Emigrants to Glengarry

by R.B. Fleming

For anyone interested in the history of the Scottish people, in Scotland and North America, this book is essential reading. In Canada and the United States today there are tens of thousands of descendants of...


Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future

by Ian Goldin & Geoffrey Cameron

Throughout history, migrants have fueled the engine of human progress. Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved poverty, and laid the foundations for a global economy. In a world more interconnected...


From Immigrants to Americans: The Rise and Fall of Fitting In

by Jacob L. Vigdor

Immigration has always caused immense public concern, especially when the perception is that immigrants are not assimilating into society they way they should, or perhaps the way they once did. But is this truly...


Diaspora, Development, and Democracy: The Domestic Impact of International Migration from India

by Devesh Kapur

What happens to a country when its skilled workers emigrate? The first book to examine the complex economic, social, and political effects of emigration on India, Diaspora, Development, and Democracy provides...


Mayday! Mayday!

by Green Lowell

Lowell Green presents a powerful, persuasive, well-documented and incredibly well researched argument for a substantial reduction in Canada's yearly intake of immigrants and refugees, and an immediate halt to...


Regulating Low-Skilled Immigration in the United States

by Gordon H. Hanson

In Regulating Low Skilled Immigration in the United States, Gordon H. Hanson contends that efforts to curtail illegal entry will fail unless policymakers design a system that is responsive to market signals...


The French Intifada

by Andrew Hussey

A provocative rethinking of France’s long relationship with the Arab world

To fully understand both the social and political pressures wracking contemporary France—and, indeed, all of Europe—as well as...


Regional Approaches to the Protection of Asylum Seekers: An International Legal Perspective

by Ademola Abass & Francesca Ippolito

This book is a comprehensive assessment of regional responses to the crisis in the asylum/refugee system and critically examines how different regions tackle the problem. With contributions on Africa, Europe,...


The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and Its Arabs

by Andrew Hussey

Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its...


Hispanic Immigrant Literature: El Sueno del Retorno

by Nicolás| Kanellos

Immigration has been one of the basic realities of life for Latino communities in the United States since the nineteenth century. It is one of the most important themes in Hispanic literature, and it has given...


Desert Duty: On the Line with the U.S. Border Patrol

by Mark Haynes, Bill Broyles & Charles Bowden

While politicians and pundits endlessly debate immigration policy, U.S. Border Patrol agents put their lives on the line to enforce immigration law. In a day's work, agents may catch a load of narcotics, apprehend...


The Other Side of the Fence: American Migrants in Mexico

by Sheila Croucher

A growing number of Americans, many of them retirees, are migrating to Mexico's beach resorts, border towns, and picturesque heartland. While considerable attention has been paid to Mexicans who immigrate to...


Imaginary Lines: Border Enforcement and the Origins of Undocumented Immigration, 1882-1930

by Patrick Ettinger

Although popularly conceived as a relatively recent phenomenon, patterns of immigrant smuggling and undocumented entry across American land borders first emerged in the late nineteenth century. Ingenious smugglers...


Forest Gate

by Peter Akinti

A shattering, poetic and raw first novel set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London -- beginning with a double suicide and ending with a rebirth.

In a community where poverty is kept close and...


Jackson Heights Chronicles: When Crossing the Border Isn't Enough

by Orlando Tobon

From his small travel agency tucked away in an area of New York City known as Little Colombia, the "Godfather of Jackson Heights" does far more than make travel arrangements. Fernando Padrón is a social service...