Immigration to North America: South American Immigrants

by Larry McCaffrey

Over the past seven decades, immigration to the United States from the countries of South America has increased dramatically. In 1960 South American immigrants made up about 1 percent of the total foreign-born population in the United States. By 2014 that share had increased to 7 percent of the nation's 42.4 million immigrants. Immigrants from South America are typically driven north by economic crises and political unrest in their own countries. South American Immigration surveys the recent history of the twelve nations that make up the world's fourth-largest continent, focusing particularly on the countries that have sent the largest number of immigrants to North America. It examines why these people have left their homelands, how they have adapted to and changed North American culture, and what the future might hold for them in the United States and Canada. Titles in this series contain color photos throughout, maps, graphs and illustrations, and back matter including: biographical information of famous people, a detailed index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-3690-1
$25.95

eBook

ISBN 978-1-4222-8107-9
$32.95
2017
7.5 x 9.5 inches
112 pages

Part of the Series: Immigration to North America



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