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Libraries, Immigrants, and the American Experience

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From 1876 to 1924--a period of free immigration--the mission of the American public library in its work with immigrants was to Americanize the immigrants by teaching them English and preparing them for citizenship. From 1924 to 1948--a period of restricted immigration--the mission of the American public library in its work with immigrants was to educate the adult immigrant ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published January 30th 1999 by Greenwood Press
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Brittany
Mar 17, 2013 Brittany rated it really liked it
Covers the history of library immigrant services from the early 1900s to post-WWII. A very good intro to the subject, with plenty of resources listed in the bibliography for further information. I really liked that the author included chapters dedicated to specific librarians from the time period. You really get a good feel for how immigrant services in the U.S. libraries has changed over time. A recommended read for anyone studying public librarianship.
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