Table of contents for Immigrant America : a portrait / Alejandro Portes and Rubãaen G. Rumbaut.

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Chapter 1: Nine Stories
Who They Are and Why They Come
The Origins of Immigration
 Immigrants and Their Types
Moving: Patterns of Immigrant Settlement and Spatial Mobility
The Pioneers
 Following in the Footsteps
Contemporary Settlement Patterns: A Map of Immigrant America
Locational Decisions of Immigrant Groups
 Preferred Places
 Conclusion: The Pros and Cons of Spatial Concentration 
Making It in America: Occupational and Economic Adaptation
Immigrants in the American Economy
Explaining the Differences: Modes of Incorporation
From Immigrants to Ethnics: Identity, Citizenship, and Political Participation
 Immigrant Politics at the Turn of the Century
 Immigrant Politics Today
Making it Count: Citizenship Acquisition
 The Future of Immigrant Politics
Variations within a Theme
A Foreign World: Immigration, Mental Health, and Acculturation
Travel and Travail 
Marginality and Freedom
 Early Psychopathology: The Eugenics Approach to Mental Illness
 From Nationality to Class and Context: The Changed Etiology of Mental Illness
 Immigrants and Refugees: Contemporary Trends
 Contexts of Incorporation: Mental Health and Help-Seeking
 Acculturation and Its Discontents
Immigration and Incarceration
Acculturation and Perceptions of Discrimination
 Conclusion: The Major Determinants of Immigrant Psychology 
Learning the Ropes: Language and Education
Patterns of English Language Acquisition in the United States
Language Diversity and Resilience in the United States Today
Assimilation and Linguistic Pluralism in America
Growing Up American: The New Second Generation
 The New Second Generation at a Glance
Parental Human Capital and Modes of Incorporation
The Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study (CILS)
 Where They Grow Up: Challenges to Second Generation Adaptation
Confronting the Challenge
Segmented Assimilation in Early Adulthood
Religion: The Enduring Presence
Yesterday and Today
Religion and Modes of Incorporation
Religious Diversity and Change
Religion and Transnationalism
Religion and the Second Generation
Religion: Linear and Reactive
The Mexican Experience

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Immigrants -- United States -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Americanization -- History.