Greek Americans: Struggle and Success (BOK)

Peter C Moskos, Professor of Sociology Charles C Moskos

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This is an engrossing account of Greek Americans--their history, strengths, conflicts, aspirations, and contributions. Blending sociological insight with historical detail, Peter C. and Charles C. Moskos trace the Greek-American experience from the wave of mass immigration in the early 1900s to today. This is the story of immigrants, most of whom worked hard to secure middle-class status. It is also the story of their children and grandchildren, many of whom maintain an attachment to Greek ethnic identity even as they have become one of America's most successful ethnic groups. As the authors rightly note, the true measure of Greek-Americans is the immigrants themselves who came to America without knowing the language and without education. They raised solid families in the new country and shouldered responsibilities for those in the old. They laid the basis for an enduring Greek-American community. Included in this completely revised edition is an introduction by Michael Dukakis and chapters relating to the early struggles of Greeks in America, the Greek Orthodox Church, success in America, and the survival and expansion of Greek identity despite intermarriage. This work will be of value to scholars of ethnic studies, those interested in Greek culture and communities, and sociologists and historians.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Peter C Moskos, Professor of Sociology Charles C Moskos
Forlag
Turpin DEDS Orphans
ISBN 9781412852951
Antall sider 234 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 349 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Michael Dukakis Emner og form History of the Americas, Ethnic studies