An immigration picture

new immigrationHistorians commonly point to the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act as the inception of a new chapter in the story of American immigration. The national and ethnic profile of immigrants to the US changed dramatically, including large numbers of arrivals from the Caribbean, Central America, South America, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and the former Soviet Union. In What’s New about the “New” Immigration?: Traditions and Transformations in the United States since 1965 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), scholars from various disciplines probe what is genuinely new about post-1965 immigration (both documented and undocumented) and what continuities have persisted. Boston College Professor of History Marilynn Johnson is one of the book’s co-editors and a contributor. Johnson is the author of Street Justice: A History of Police Violence in New York and The Second Gold Rush: Oakland and the East Bay in World War II, among other titles.

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