Legacies

Author: Alejandro Portes
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520935792
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One out of five Americans, more than 55 million people, are first-or second-generation immigrants. This landmark study, the most comprehensive to date, probes all aspects of the new immigrant second generation's lives, exploring their immense potential to transform American society for better or worse. Whether this new generation reinvigorates the nation or deepens its social problems depends on the social and economic trajectories of this still young population. In Legacies, Alejandro Portes and Rubén G. Rumbaut—two of the leading figures in the field—provide a close look at this rising second generation, including their patterns of acculturation, family and school life, language, identity, experiences of discrimination, self-esteem, ambition, and achievement. Based on the largest research study of its kind, Legacies combines vivid vignettes with a wealth of survey and school data. Accessible, engaging, and indispensable for any consideration of the changing face of American society, this book presents a wide range of real-life stories of immigrant families—from Mexico, Cuba, Nicaragua, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, the Philippines, China, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam—now living in Miami and San Diego, two of the areas most heavily affected by the new immigration. The authors explore the world of second-generation youth, looking at patterns of parent-child conflict and cohesion within immigrant families, the role of peer groups and school subcultures, the factors that affect the children's academic achievement, and much more. A companion volume to Legacies, entitled Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America, was published by California in Fall 2001. Edited by the authors of Legacies, this book will bring together some of the country's leading scholars of immigration and ethnicity to provide a close look at this rising second generation. A Copublication with the Russell Sage Foundation

The Legacies of Literacy

Author: Harvey J. Graff
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253205988
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"This book will be a monumental contribution to the topic and a staple of scholarship for decades." —Michael B. Katz "A remarkable volume of critical synthesis and passionate revisionism." —Journal of Economic History "... ambitious and stimulating... required reading not only for social historians but also for policy-makers and activists." —Histoire Sociale "Clearly an important book... marks a significant point in the history of literacy studies." —History of Education Quarterly "A stimulating challenge to traditional assumptions and scholarly commonplaces." —Journal of Communication

Legacies

Author: F. Paul Wilson
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1250196817
Format: PDF
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Repairman Jack isn't your average appliance repairman--he fixes situations for people, often risking his own life. Jack has no last name, no social security number, works only for cash, and has no qualms when it comes to seeing that the job gets done. Dr. Alicia Clayton, a pediatrician who treats children with AIDS, is full of secrets, and she has just inherited a house that holds another. Haunted by painful memories, Alicia wants the house destroyed--but somehow everyone she enlists to help ends up violently killed. The house holds a powerful secret, and Alicia's charmless brother Thomas seems willing to do anything to get his hands on that secret himself. But not if Repairman Jack can find it first! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Legacies

Author: Nancy A. J. Potter
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252014284
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Short stories include explorations of characters such as a divorced couple on a cross-country trip, a middle-aged nurse, and a daughter trying to come to terms with her father

Legacies

Author: Mary K. Campbell
Publisher: Institut R Commit
ISBN: 9780780399969
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Legacies of the Sword

Author: Karl F. Friday
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824818791
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Western scholars are generally far less familiar with the samurai in his original role as warrior and master of arms than in his other functions as landowner, feudal lord, litterateur, or philosopher. Karl Friday examines samurai martial culture from a historical and worldview in this study.

Legacies

Author: Maury Leibovitz
Publisher: Perennial
ISBN: 9780060925598
Format: PDF
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I Am Number Four The Lost Files The Legacies

Author: Pittacus Lore
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1405912634
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I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Legacies by Pittacus Lore contains three gripping ebook novellas telling the backstories of some of your favourite characters in one volume. We're out there, living among you. We're waiting for our day to come. We each have our own stories. And now is the time to share our secrets . . . Six's Legacy Before Paradise, Ohio, before John Smith, Number Six was travelling through West Texas with her Cêpan, Katarina. But what happened there would change Six forever . . . Nine's Legacy Before meeting John Smith, aka Number Four, Number Nine was hunting down Mogadorians in Chicago with his Cêpan, Sandor. Then he was captured . . . The Fallen Legacies Before Number Four, three members of the Lorien Garde were captured and killed. Their stories have never been told - until now . . . Three brilliant novellas continuing the story begun in I Am Number Four. Praise for Pittacus Lore: 'Tense, exciting, full of energy' Observer 'Relentlessly readable' The Times 'Tense, keeps you wondering' Sunday Times 'Set to eclipse Harry Potter and moody vampires. Pittacus Lore is about to become one of the hottest names on the planet' Big Issue The Lost Files: The Legacies contains Six's Legacy, Nine's Legacy and The Fallen Legacies - three thrilling novellas from Pittacus Lore's Lorien Legacies series all together for the first time in one volume. The first book in Pittacus Lore's Lorien Legacies series, I Am Number Four, is now a major Disney motion picture, and along with The Power of Six, The Rise of Nine and The Legacies novellas, perfect for fans of The Hunger Games.

Shadow Grail 1 Legacies

Author: Mercedes Lackey
Publisher: Tor Teen
ISBN: 9781429982962
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Legacies, the first book in the exciting new Shadow Grail series from Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill Who--or what--is stalking the students at Oakhurst Academy? In the wake of the accident that killed her family, Spirit White is spirited away to Oakhurst Academy, a combination school and orphanage in the middle of Montana. There she learns she is a legacy--not only to the school, which her parents also attended, but to magic. All the students at Oakhurst have magical powers, and although Spirit's hasn't manifested itself yet, the administrators insist she has one. Spirit isn't sure she cares. Devastated by the loss of her family, she finds comfort with a group of friends: Burke Hallows, Lachlann Spears, Muirin Shae, and Adelaide Lake. But something strange is going on at Oakhurst. Students start disappearing under mysterious circumstances, and the school seems to be trying to cover it up. Spirit and her friends must find out what's happening--before one of them becomes the next victim... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Legacies

Author: L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429913881
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The first book of the Corean Chronicles L. E. Modesitt, Jr., author of the bestselling Saga of Recluce fantasy series, opens the door into a marvelous new world. Millennia ago, a magical disaster caused the fall of a great worldwide civilization, the end of a golden age. New civilizations have fought their way up from the ancient destruction and chaos, knowing little of the lost world that preceded them or the details of its fall. Corus today is a world of contending countries, of humans, but also of strange animals and supernatural creatures. It is a place of magical powers, and of a few people who are talented enough to use them. Alusius is drafted into the local Militia and must fight against the invading slave armies of The Matrial, an immortal ruler in a nearby land. Alusius is captured and enslaved. If the evil surrounding The Matrial is not brought to an end, the world as he knows it could very well end. The Corean Chronicles Legacies Darknesses Scepters Alector’s Choice Cadmian’s Choice Soarer’s Choice The Lord-Protector’s Daughter Lady-Protector Other series by this author: The Saga of Recluce Imager Portfolio The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.