New Mainers: Portraits of Our Immigrant Neighbors

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März 2009



Who are these new Mainers, and why have they come here? They are from war-torn countries such as Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, and Cambodia; from poor Latin American nations; and from economically vibrant places like Hong Kong, India, and Europe-in other words, from across the global spectrum. They came to Maine for a job or to reunite with their family or because they fell in love or to attend college here or to flee persecution in their homelands. Although the twenty-five immigrants who tell their stories had widely varying reasons for coming to Maine, many have made remarkable contributions to the state. Some contribute high-level skills in medicine, engineering, academia, law, public-school education, hotel management, and social services. Others have enriched the state's arts and sports worlds. Several are used to going back and forth across borders, either as transnational professionals or as migrant workers.

EAN: 9780884483120
ISBN: 0884483126
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2009
Seitenanzahl: 184 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Fotos von Ajan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest
Format: kartoniert
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