Where They Come From and How They Live profiles the foreign and domestic roots of a Chinese, Norwegian, Italian, Mexican, German, Negro, Jewish, French and English family, stresses the melting pot of races that makes an American. You meet them on the author's terms -- the colorful heritage of their backgrounds, their part in the community in which they live -- California, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Texas, Ohio, New York, Louisiana, New England-, the household life and domestic economy, the older and younger generations, the absorption of American cultures and beliefs, the contribution they make to their new country, etc., etc. Optimistic, with no deep penetration into problems, these are glossy, bright colored portraits of varied family lives, warmly introduced new acquaintances. S.E.P. appearances.