North from Mexico:
The Spanish-speaking People of the United States
The now updated version of McWilliams well-known book provides a thorough history of the Mexican experience in the United States. The author delves into culture, economics, education, employment and more as he moves readers from Mexican prehistory to the present.
Mexican Experiences of Immigration
The book focuses on the recreation of family life in a new country. Along with that, Hondagneu-Sotelo introduces gender to the immigration story, arguing that women often achieve greater economic and social autonomy by immigrating to the U.S.
Walls and Mirrors:
Mexican Americans, Mexican Immigrants and the Politics of Ethnicity
Not a melting pot, but a mosaic, is how Gutierrez describes America and its relationship to Mexican immigrants. The book illustrates how immigration shapes political, social, and cultural institutions in America’s sun belt. The author also exposes how American business interests have recruited Mexican labor to the U.S. for over a century.
A Journey Through the Secret World of America's Illegal Aliens
Conover goes native in this work as he crosses the border illegally with a cadre of Mexican immigrants. His book, more journal, records the daily lives and travails of illegal immigrants.
The Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez
Three strikes and you're out in New York
Author Jimmy Breslin personalizes the subject of immigration with the story of Eduardo Gutierrez, an immigrant construction worker killed on a job site in New York City in 1999. Breslin’s book chronicles the life of Gutierrez, which abruptly ended at age 21.
A Mexican Family on the Migrant Trail
The Chavez family, who immigrated from Mexico to California to Wisconsin then Missouri losing three sons along the way, is the subject of Martinez’ book. From a unique perspective of an entire family unit, Martinez bring us this story of hope and tragedy – and rejects the notion of the American melting pot.
European Refugees in the Twentieth Century
A book spanning the late nineteenth century to the mid nineteen-eighties, Marrus examines the political dimensions of Armenian refugees, Jews, Spanish Civil War émigrés, the Cold War refugees in flight from Soviet states, and other Eurpean immigrants to America. The book focuses on the problems of homelessness of this population, and the accompanying agency response.
Refugee Voices from Bosnia and Croatia
The Suitcase is a collection of stories from 75 Bosnian refugees, and represents some of the best source material available for those studying the Balkan immigrant population.
A Chinaman's Chance:
The Chinese on the Rocky Mountain Mining Frontier
Dr. Zhu takes a new tack with Chinese immigrants - portraying them not as victims, but settlers looking for an opportunity. The book largely covers the influx of Chinese immigration into the Boise Basin between 1863 and 1910.
Readings recommended by BSU Historians Nick Miller, Errol Jones, and Shelton Woods
National Public Radio’s in-depth series “Immigration in America.” Polls, interview, radio reports, and more.
Official statistics from the United State Government Census Bureau. Get all the latest figures on the foreign born population in the United States
The Pew Hispanic Center is a nonpartisan research organization supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Its mission is to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the entire nation.
Promotes respect for human dignity and diversity through education. They also offer an "Immigrant Orientation Guide"