Coming to America: The History of Immigration to the United States: How Greek Immigrants Made America Home, 1st Edition

  • Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
  • Published By: Rosen Central
  • ISBN-10: 1508181225
  • ISBN-13: 9781508181224
  • DDC: 305.88
  • Grade Level Range: 5th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released February 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Written by a descendent of Greek immigrants, this book explores the stories behind leaving the mountains and islands of Greece throughout its recent tumultuous history. Many of those emigrants came to the sprawling cities and countryside of the United States. This book explores how Greek Americans did much to overcome war, family conflicts, exploitative labor practices, restrictive xenophobic quotas, and generational identity differences to become part of the American experiment. The history of how Greeks became Americans through these contemplations of the problems that immigration poses will activate the reader's critical thinking skills. They will recognize that these problems are relevant today.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Greece and Its People.
2: The First Ripples.
3: A Great Wave.
4: A Somewhat Insular Community.
5: Hyphenated Americans.
6: Fact Sheet: Greek Americans.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.