300,000 NEW AMERICANS by Lyman Cromwell White

300,000 NEW AMERICANS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An official history of organized United States immigrant services, as they have been in operation since 1933, is told largely through the efforts of the United Service for New Americans which gained its impetus for action after Hitler began his mass extermination of the Jews. The epic of rescue and resettlement covers the work of various organizations at various levels and is also the political history of immigrant relations within the U. S. during the last decades, which culminated in the D.P act of 1948. This made into law the planning of essentials in the new lives of foreigners who came to the country. To implement the operating principles of USNA and its brother and sister organizations, Mr. White carefully accounts for several typical case histories in which all kinds of families achieved successful resettlement. He notes too the different national and local vocational services, programs for community integration, for socio-legal services, for work with children and their special problems as well as the many things volunteer workers can and have done to make a difficult time easier for persons displaced by war. A thorough documentation and a devoted tribute to a complicated job, but with its attention to statistics and detail, not a book for the general market.

Publisher: Harper