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  • Alvarez , Robert R. Jr.
    FAMILIA: Migration and Adaptation In Baja and Alta California, 1800-1975

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, (1986). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. "Alvarez investigates the life histories of pioneer migrants and their offspring, finding a human dimension to migration which centers on the family. Spanish, American, and English exploits paved the way for exchange between Baja and Alta California. Alvarez shows how cultural stability actually increased as migrants settled in new locations, bringing their common values and memories with them." Includes an appendix with the original Spanish field notes, notes, bibliography, index. xv. 213 pp. ISBN: 0-520053470.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76853
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  • THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border. by Cantu, Francisco.
    Cantu, Francisco.
    THE LINE BECOMES A RIVER: Dispatches from the Border.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2018). SIGNED first edition - The author's first book, an account of his four years in the Border Patrol, between 2008 to 2012, and afterwards - a book which reveals the violence our border and policies wreak on both sides. The son of a park ranger, Cant grew up in the southwest and when he joined the Border Patrol, he became a witness to the stark realities of the desert, where the obligations of his job weighed heavily against his sense of humanity. SIGNED on the title page. 247 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73052
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  • ISLAND: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940. by Lai, Him Mark; Lim, Genny; Yung, Judy, eds.
    Lai, Him Mark; Lim, Genny; Yung, Judy, eds.
    ISLAND: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island 1910-1940.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    San Francisco: HOC DOI Project (History of Chinese Detained on Island), 1980. SIGNED first edition - Poems and interviews with those detained at the West Coast version of Ellis Island. Includes several photographs and the Chinese text of many of the poems. English and Chinese bibliography. SIGNED on the title page in both English and Chinese characters by editor and poet, Genny Lim, and uncommon thus. 170 pp. ISBN: 0-936434-007.

    Condition: Good overall (prev owner's name, scratch on cover)

    Book ID: 41251
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  • CUTTING FOR SIGN. by Langewiesche, William.
    Langewiesche, William.
    CUTTING FOR SIGN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The border between the United States and Mexico covers 1,951 miles, and in this book Langewiesche attempts to understand and explain this no-man's land that exists between two countries and its effects on the people who live in the area. He "portrays not an imaginary line through the desert, but two distrustful, hopelessly unequal and increasingly zenophobic neighbor countries. 247 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-679411135.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 42173
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  • THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life. by Markham, Lauren.
    Markham, Lauren.
    THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2017). SIGNED first edition - The "story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. . . a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and a testament to the migrant experience." INSCRIBED on the title page. Notes.288 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72383
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  • THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life. by Markham, Lauren.
    Markham, Lauren.
    THE FAR AWAY BROTHERS: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Crown, (2017). SIGNED first edition - The "story of identical twin brothers who escape El Salvador's violence to build new lives in California fighting to survive, to stay, and to belong. . . a coming of age tale that is also a nuanced portrait of Central America's child exodus, an investigation of U.S. immigration policy, and a testament to the migrant experience." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Notes.288 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 70896
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  • BROWN: The Last Discovery of America. by Rodriguez, Richard.
    Rodriguez, Richard.
    BROWN: The Last Discovery of America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His third book - as with the others, it is an interesting and very personal look at a changing America - "At the core of this book is an assessment of the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America. ... a book about America in the broadest sense full of surprising observations by a writer who is a marvelous stylist as well as a trenchant observer and thinker." 232 pp. ISBN: 0-670030430.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 56624
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  • AMERICANIZED: Rebel Without a Green Card . by Saedi, Sara.
    Saedi, Sara.
    AMERICANIZED: Rebel Without a Green Card .

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. SIGNED first edition - An account of one teen's experience growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East - a book which mixes "90s pop culture references, adolescent angst and Iranian history into an intimate, informative narrative that thoroughly defies current divisive view on immigration. (The New York Times) "At thirteen, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job, but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number."…

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    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. SIGNED first edition - An account of one teen's experience growing up in America as an undocumented immigrant from the Middle East - a book which mixes "90s pop culture references, adolescent angst and Iranian history into an intimate, informative narrative that thoroughly defies current divisive view on immigration. (The New York Times) "At thirteen, straight-A student Sara Saedi uncovered a terrible family secret: she was breaking the law simply by living in the United States. Only two years old when her parents fled Iran, she didn't learn of her undocumented status until her older sister wanted to apply for an after-school job, but couldn't because she didn't have a Social Security number." SIGNED on the title page. Although written for young adults, this is a must read in today's environment. 270 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73070
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  • THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY: A True Story. by Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    Urrea, Luis Alberto.
    THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY: A True Story.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Little Brown, (2004.). SIGNED first edition - 'In May 2001, a group of 26 men. . . attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona through a deadly region known as the Devil's Highway. Only 12 of them would survive.' An eloquent and moving book, SIGNED on the half title page. 227 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (as new.) Publisher's material laid in.

    Book ID: 50154
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  • Vaca, Nicolas C.
    THE PRESUMED ALLIANCE: The Unspoken Conflict Between Latinos and Blacks and What It Means for America.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Rayo (Harper Collins), (2004.). SIGNED first edition - An examination of the historical context as well as the contemporary conflicts between Latinos and African Americans, using case studies from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., Compton, and Houston. January 2003 marked a significant change in American demographics: Hispanics surpassed African Americans as the nation's largest minority. In this book, Vaca explores the presumption of a black and Hispanic political alliance, while he argues that an alliance is not feasible, since the two ethnic groups are competing for jobs, political power, and educational opportunities. The book begins with the "Hispanic tsunami," the surging growth in the American Hispanic population, and among other issues, includes an informative chapter…

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    New York: Rayo (Harper Collins), (2004.). SIGNED first edition - An examination of the historical context as well as the contemporary conflicts between Latinos and African Americans, using case studies from New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., Compton, and Houston. January 2003 marked a significant change in American demographics: Hispanics surpassed African Americans as the nation's largest minority. In this book, Vaca explores the presumption of a black and Hispanic political alliance, while he argues that an alliance is not feasible, since the two ethnic groups are competing for jobs, political power, and educational opportunities. The book begins with the "Hispanic tsunami," the surging growth in the American Hispanic population, and among other issues, includes an informative chapter on a 1946 California court case involving Hispanic's access to education. Extensive notes. 227 pp.

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    Condition: SIGNED on the half title page. Fine (a new copy) in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 33289
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