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From the Bookshelves: Last Boat Out of Shanghai by Helen Zia

From the Bookshelves: Helen Zia’s Last Boat Out of Shanghai (Penguin Books 2019). Journalist and Asian-American civil rights activist Helen Zia has produced a nonfiction account of an overlooked era of modern immigration history: Last Boat of Shanghai: The Epic… … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelves: Call Me American: A Memior by Abdi Nor Iftin

Call Me American: A Memior by Abdi Nor Iftin Abdi Nor Iftin first fell in love with America from afar. As a child, he learned English by listening to American pop and watching action films starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. When U.S…. … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelves: Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital by Kimberly Clausing

Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital by Kimberly Clausing (Harvard University Press, 2019) Globalization has a bad name. Critics on the Left have long attacked it for exploiting the poor and undermining labor. Today, the… … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelves: The Eagle Has Eyes: The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965–1975 by José Angel Gutiérrez

The Eagle Has Eyes The FBI Surveillance of César Estrada Chávez of the United Farm Workers Union of America, 1965–1975 by José Angel Gutiérrez This book is the first of its kind to bring transparency to the FBI’s attempts to… … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelves: Announcing the Winner of Restless Books New Immigrant Writing Prize

Restless Books is pleased to announce the winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, which each year will award $10,000 and publication to a first-time, first-generation American author. The 2018 prize goes to Priyanka Champaneri for her… … Continue reading

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