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  • Title: A Nation of Immigrants
  • Author: John F. Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780060913670
  • Page: 268
  • Format: Paperback

  • Throughout his presidency, John F Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work with a nThroughout his presidency, John F Kennedy was passionate about the issue of immigration reform He believed that America is a nation of people who value both tradition and the exploration of new frontiers, people who deserve the freedom to build better lives for themselves in their adopted homeland This modern edition of his posthumously published, timeless work with a new introduction by Senator Edward M Kennedy and a foreword by Abraham H Foxman, national director of the Anti Defamation League offers the late president s inspiring suggestions for immigration policy and presents a chronology of the main events in the history of immigration in America.As continued debates on immigration engulf the nation, this paean to the importance of immigrants to our nation s prominence and success is as timely as ever.
    John F. Kennedy
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.John Fitzgerald Jack Kennedy, often referred to by his initials JFK, was the thirty fifth President of the United States, serving from 1961 until his assassination in 1963.After Kennedy s military service as commander of the Motor Torpedo Boat PT 109 during World War II in the South Pacific, his aspirations turned political, with the encouragement and grooming of his father, Joseph P Kennedy, Sr Kennedy represented the state of Massachusetts in the U.S House of Representatives from 1947 to 1953 as a Democrat, and in the U.S Senate from 1953 until 1960 Kennedy defeated then Vice President and Republican candidate Richard Nixon in the 1960 U.S presidential election, one of the closest in American history He is the only practicing Roman Catholic to be president, as well as the youngest elected to the office, at the age of 43 1 Kennedy is also the only president to have won a Pulitzer Prize Events during his administration include the Bay of Pigs Invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the building of the Berlin Wall, the Space Race, the African American Civil Rights Movement and early events of the Vietnam War.Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas Lee Harvey Oswald was charged with the crime and was murdered two days later by Jack Ruby before he could be put on trial The Warren Commission concluded that Oswald had acted alone in killing the president however, the House Select Committee on Assassinations declared in 1979 that there was likely a conspiracy that included Oswald The entire subject remains controversial, with multiple theories about the assassination still being debated The event proved to be an important moment in U.S history because of its impact on the nation and the ensuing political repercussions Today, Kennedy continues to rank highly in public opinion ratings of former U.S presidents.


    Mark Taylor
    When he was a young man, John F. Kennedy had dreams of being a writer. The second son of Joe and Rose Kennedy, he was not the golden boy his older brother, Joe Jr was. Joe Jr. was hale and robust, while Jack, as John was known to his friends and family, was frail and sickly, plagued by a bad back and constant stomach problems. After Jack wrote his senior thesis, his father helped him get it published in 1940. Titled Why England Slept, it was an examination of the policy of appeasement under Prim [...]

    Amazing that what JFK had to say about immigration 50 years ago still rings true today. I'll be sharing this with my 8th graders this year.

    Rick Patterson
    Imagine a president who was interested in changing an American law that was, in his estimation, "without basis in either logic or reason." Because he wanted to convince his fellows in Congress that his legislation had merit, this president researched the subject--his bibliography has nearly 100 titles--and composed a treatise that summarized the information and led to his argument in favor of changing the law. The law was changed, of course; given that sort of intellectual rigor and respect for [...]

    Cat J
    I'm torn between 3 stars and 3 1/2 starsunfortunately the majority of the book was just regurgitation of facts, some interesting, and I'm sure during the time this was originally written it was probably a novel idea to even put these ideas out there. It's only until the end where Kennedy actually adds some analysis/stances on his end, and I will say there are some gems of wisdom. My personal favorite being, "It reminded every American, old and new, that change is the essence of life, and that Am [...]

    "The continuous immigration was thus central to the whole American faith. It reminded every American, old and new, that change is the essence of life, and that American society is a process, not a conclusion."

    This is a short book written and updated by John F. Kennedy in preparation for his proposal to comprehensively reform immigration in 1963. It contains two forwards, by Senator Edward M. Kennedy and Abraham H. Foxman, then national director of the Anti-Defamation League. It proposes that we live up to ideals. As Kennedy notes, inscribed at the Statue of Liberty is, "Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free". Although more than 50 years old, its amazingly pertinen [...]

    I can think of no other title that is more perfect to read right now. Highly recommended. Favorite quotes: "It is no accident that freedom of religion has always been a central part of the American creed. People who crossed oceans for the right to believe in their own God were not lightly going to surrender that right in their new life." "Only one thing is certain - every immigrant served to reinforce and strengthen those elements in American society that had attracted him in the first place. Th [...]

    President John F. Kennedy talks about how immigration is America's history — about how America is a nation of nations, a beacon of hope for the oppressed, and a haven for political refugees.Having read this book in 2014, I have come to understand how immortal JFK's words are. He explains how almost every American today (and ever) can trace their roots to an immigrant, and trashes the idea of racial "purity."This book is one of the many in which makes me wish that JFK lived longer than 1963. I [...]

    I was interested in reading this because JFK was the grandson of Irish immigrants. The Irish (and Italians, Chinese, and others) at one point were the targets of the kinds of language we saw just recently during the 2016 presidential election. He also was a senator and president who had to consider policy. From what I knew about him, his speeches expressed faith in American ingenuity and ability to tackle the greatest challenges.This book did not disappoint. Well written, it is an easy read. He [...]

    For 1964, a very compassionate portrait of the contributions of immigrants as a whole, and the various contributions of certain nationalities. Updated in the 2008 edition with introductions and appendices."[One:] way of indicating the importance of immigration to America is to point out that every American who ever lived, with the exception of one group, was either an immigrant himself or a descendant of immigrants.""One writer has suggested that "typical American menus" might include some of th [...]

    Zach Vaughn
    In seven short chapters, President John F. Kennedy discusses the role of immigration in American history and how government policy has shaped immigration. Anyone reading this work cannot help but notice, when they compare it to our contemporary immigration debate, that the more things change the more they stay the same. Kennedy notes the various waves of immigrants - Irish, German, Scandinavian, etc. - and there contributions to American society and culture, as well as the various nativist push [...]

    There are so many reasons to love this man and this is just one of them. He wrote this and published it as a senator in 1958, and just put that into perspective - the 1950s, when racism, prejudice and xenophobia were all commonplace, segregation had only just been struck down and criminalised and tensions were high due to the situations in Vietnam and East Germany (and, still, Japan). So, in somewhat of a retaliation, he wrote a book denouncing harsh immigration policies, reaffirming the view th [...]

    The Book : An Online Review at The New Republic
    THEY ARE LESS WELL KNOWN than their counterparts in the world of foreign affairs, the mandarin caste of experts who cycle in and out of government and provide the brainpower behind American foreign policy. But immigration policy also has its mandarins, and Susan Martin is one of the most distinguished. Research Director for the Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy (it provided the blueprint for the landmark Immigration Reform and Control Act in 1986), later executive director of t [...]

    This is more inspirational than historical, it reads more like a pamphlet than a book. His brush strokes are broad and some of his details are inaccurate, but his thrust is undoubtedly right. These pages outline the Immigration Act of 1965, a law inspired by these, JFK's, thoughts on the subject, and so I agree to the depths of my heart in this book's proposition of human equality, the principle which allows me to be.

    Daniels’ thesis, romanticizing journey of immigrants. Refers to The Uprooted but doesn’t support the Handlin stereotype. Breaks down immigration by waves, then by nationality. All European and Russian immigration, but some Chinese, Japanese, but none on Latin America or Africa.Chapter on immigration policy including Chinese exclusion law 1882. good photo section.

    My copy is actually the 1964 edition that was in a box of books my father was clearing off his bookshelf. The content is actually pretty timely with the current debates in Congress about immigration policy.

    A must read. Everyone should read this little, yet full of history, book. Five decades later this book is a current reading to remind this nation about its immigrant past and present; as well about the immigrants contributions that had make of the US the nation we know today.

    Michael DuaneRobbins
    Kennedy debunks all the arguments denigrating the immigrant 'problem' in this country by demonstrating. in a coherent and comprehensive manner, that we are all immigrants. His reasoning should persuade one and all against the fallacy of immigrant prejudice.

    Quick book to read that runs a call-to-attention. Granted, this book is dated but I think the narrative is relevant considering recent immigration debates about the US-Mexico border.

    Denton McCabe
    This is a terrific essay on immigration from JFK. A classic.

    Excellent, and as relevant today as it was when it was written (if not more). Highly recommended reading, although I suspect it'll mainly preach to the converted.

    Really powerful insight into JFK's character. His commitment to immigrant rights seems to have been ahead of his time.

    I think President Kennedy intended this as a teaching vehicle and it is a lesson that all Americans need to learn!

    Abel Caine fiji
    This is my 2nd book by JFK - an inspirational yet flawed leader who was a great writer on stiring topics

    baca terjemahannya sih, yang berjudul Amerika Serikat Bangsa Para Imigran. penyampaiannya enak banget, mudah dipahami. jarang-jarang nonfiksi terjemahan bersahabat seperti ini, jadi saya suka.

    While some parts of A Nation of Immigrants are less relevant than they were at publication thanks to immigration reforms starting in the mid-1960s, the book taken as a whole is as powerful and relevant now as it was in 1958.Chronicling America's immigrant history, Kennedy provides a litany of contributions made by successive waves of newcomers, showing how those arrivals enriched the fabric of American society. He recounts the recurring (and now familiar) fears that immigrants won't be able to a [...]

    Vicky Pinpin-Feinstein
    Brief history of immigrationThis is a very short book as it outlines major immigration events and set points up to the 1960s. It is not overly detailed as he leaves that to the proper historian. But his main argument for immigration policy still rings true today, which is that we should aim to achieve policy that reflects the democratic, fair and humanitarian underpinnings of our beliefs and our history as a nation. What we see in today's immigration debate, we have seen in the past but an effec [...]

    A president that can read and write and in complete sentences! It's "only" been less than a year since we've had such a president and I've nearly forgotten what it feels like. Therefore it was nice to read something written by another literate president. Sigh.That being said, I found this to be essentially a regurgitation of facts rather than anything nearing an emotional declaration/plea, which was what I was expecting I suppose. Much of the writing is also repetitive and just reminded me of a [...]

    It was the first book I've ever read written by President Kennedy, and it was refreshing to see how clearly he expresses his ideas. I wonder how appalled he would be if he ever lived to see the way the world is today. His fierce loyalty to true American values of immigration gives me hope that someday America (and, by consequence, the world) will live to see another great president with kind, inclusive and fair ideals.

    Gabriel Alejandro Federo
    Highly recommended.This book is an excellent book for everyone who wants to have an inside on how North America became the great nation it is today. Also it shows the benefits of immigration in the development of a country and how the mix of culture enrich the country.I'm the other hand, it shows part of the American history in an other perspective.

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