From Every End of This Earth : 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 11/2/2010
  • Publisher: Harpercollins

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What does it mean to be an immigrant in the United States today? Attitudes about the great melting pot have taken a sharp turn toward insularity in recent years, as the 9/11 attacks and waves of undocumented workers seem to have eroded America's long-standing belief in the value of immigration. Yet the families in From Every End of This Earth conclusively demonstrate that critics are wrong-that in the age of Barack Obama, the son of an immigrant from Kenya, newcomers from around the globe continue to renew America's greatness with their courage and character.As the political debate rages on, Steven V. Roberts sheds light on the enormous contributions these individuals continue to make to the fabric and future of America.

Author Biography

Steven V. Roberts is the author of My Fathers' Houses and coauthor (with wife Cokie Roberts) of the New York Times bestseller From This Day Forward. Since 1997, he has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. He lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
The Survivors
Bao, Tuyen, and Thai Phi Pham-Vietnamp. 7
Alice Ingabire-Schaut-Rwandap. 28
Eddie Kamara Stanley, Marie Stanley, and Mabinty Kamara-Sierra Leonep. 49
The International Entrepreneurs
Wai Hung (Thomas) Chan and Kong Kuk (Maggie) Wong Chan-China, Hong Kongp. 75
Asis, Indira, Priyanka, and Piyali Banerjie-Indiap. 94
The Business Owners
Sarantos (Sam) and Ioanna Kourtsounis, Petros (Pete) and Eleni Kourtsounis-Greecep. 125
Jose, Beti, and Ana Reyes-El Salvadorp. 144
The Professionals
Sarah and Nicholas Stern-Ukrainep. 167
Munr Kazmir (Munir Kazmi, Meir Kazmir)-Syria, Pakistanp. 188
Pablo Romero-Mexicop. 208
The Women
Marie Aziz, Mariam Aziz Mahmoudi, and Mahera Loynab Aziz-Afghanistanp. 241
Ursula (Ulla) Kirschbaum Morris Carter-Germany, Egypt, Lebanon, Greece Karin Morris-Lebanon, Greece Moshe (Kushi) Gavrieli-Israelp. 264
Haaroon, Malak, Khalida, Ameera, and Deeba Kemal-Burmap. 291
Afterwordp. 315
Acknowledgmentsp. 321
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