Refugees in the United States: A Reference Handbook

Hardcover | May 1, 1985

EditorDavid W. Haines

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"Well researched and clearly written, for the student and also for the citizen who seeks heightened awareness of refugee issues." Reference Books Bulletin

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"Well researched and clearly written, for the student and also for the citizen who seeks heightened awareness of refugee issues." Reference Books Bulletin

Format:HardcoverDimensions:243 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1985Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:031324068X

ISBN - 13:9780313240683

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?Refugees in the United States is a comprehensive study whose purpose is to provide information on a growing segment of our population for serious students of the subject as well as for the general reader. The content of the book is far more extensive than the title suggests, providing background on the history of each refugee group's homeland... The first section provides a general overview of the refugee program, the initial adjustments refugees have to make in this country, and their gradual move toward integration into American society. Each of the three chapters in this section is followed by an extensive list of references for further study. The second section deals with individual refugee groups: Chinese from Southeast Asia, Cubans, Haitians, Hmong, Khmer, Lao, Salvadorans and Guatemalans, Soviet Jews, and Vietnamese. Although each chapter is authored by a different specialist, the scope and format of all chapters are similar, giving historical background, reasons for the exodus, cultural and socioeconomic adjustment to life in the U.S., and extensive bibliographies. The book ends with a 21-page, selective annotated guide to the literature and a detailed index. As stated in the Preface, more than 1.5 million refugees have come here in the last 25 years. In view of these numbers and the almost certain fact that the trend will continue, many library patrons will want information on this topic. This book provides it, well researched and clearly written, for the student and also for the citizen who seeks heightened awareness of refugee issues.?-Reference Books Bulletin