From Around the Web
- “The numbers are in: America still distrusts Atheists and Muslims” by Dan Arel, Salon, July 21, 2014 – “Intolerance towards those with different beliefs: A deeply American tradition.”
- “Learning to Speak American” by Tim Parks, New York Review of Books Blog, December 14, 2012 – Take it down a notch, American English.
- “Saturday Stat: The Invention of the ‘illegal immigrant'” by Lisa Wade, Sociological Images, August 17, 2014 – The phrase “illegal immigrant” wasn’t part of the English language before the 1930’s.
- “Where We Came From, State by State” by Gregor Aisch, Robert Gebeloff, and Kevin Quealy, The New York Times, August 13, 2014 — How Americans have moved between states since 1900.
- “How Older Parenthood Will Upend American Society” by Judith Shulevitz, The New Republic, December 6, 2012 – It won’t be pretty.
- “Millennials: Society Will Be Just Fine Without Marriage” by Emma Green, The Atlantic, July 8, 2014 – “A poll suggests young people aren’t convinced that spouse-hunting and baby-making should be a priority for their generation.”
- 3 Great Reads About Immigration, Electric Typewriter, August 4, 2014
- “A Hunger for Tales of Life in the American Cul-de-Sac” by Ellen Barry, The New York Times, December 10, 2012 – What fascinates Russians about America.
- “10 Japanese Travel Tips for Visiting America” by Therese Oneill, Mental Floss, February 18, 2014 – How Japanese prepare for traveling to the U.S.
From the Bookshelf
- Saundra Amrhein and Ariana Lindquist, Green Card Stories, New York: Umbrage Editions, 2011 — Dramatic narratives of 50 recent immigrants with compelling portraits by photographer Ariana Lindquist. — BUY NOW
- Claudia Kolker, The Immigrant Advantage: What We Can Learn from Newcomers to America about Health, Happiness and Hope, New York: Free Press, 2011 — New arrivals enrich our lives. — BUY NOW