"Coming to America" Book Review by Peter Pen

"Coming to America"
A review of Roger Daniel's book, "Coming to America", on the history of American immigration.
# 116234 | 1,244 words | 0 sources | 2009
Published on Sep 03, 2009 in Hot Topics (Immigration)

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The paper discusses Roger Daniel's "Coming to America" and how it addresses the issue of immigration from America's colonial period until modern immigration in the latter half of the twentieth century. The paper labels this book as a tiresome look into the history of American immigration that is best suited only for those highly interested in the subject. The paper opines that Roger Daniels proves himself as a great researcher, but falls short when it comes to keeping his readers' attention.

From the Paper:

"Daniels begins his five-hundred page monstrosity with a quick description of immigration and how humanity is constantly on the move. His thesis, elusive at first, is summed-up within the first two paragraphs and reads, "Migration is a fundamental human activity." Throughout the book, Daniels explains the rigors of migrating from place to place, and the true hardships of crossing international borders and becoming a 'foreigner'. This thesis statement outlines the aim of the book to explore migration as a controversial subject, while also begging the question of why humans are nomadic in nature."

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