Inheriting the city the children of immigrants come of age philip kasinitz john h mollenkopf mary c waters jennifer holdaway on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the united states is an immigrant nation nowhere is the truth of this statement more evident than in its major cities. Inheriting the city shows the children of immigrants can often take advantage of policies and programs that were designed for native born minorities in the wake of the civil rights era indeed the ability to choose elements from both immigrant and native born cultures has produced the authors argue a second generation advantage that . Book description the united states is an immigrant nation nowhere is the truth of this statement more evident than in its major cities immigrants and their children comprise nearly three fifths of new york citys population and even more of miami and los angeles. The results will be released in mid may as a book inheriting the city the children of immigrants come of age harvard university press and the russell sage foundation by graduate center professors john mollenkopf and philip kasinitz mary waters from harvard and jennifer holdaway of the social science research council. Inheriting the city the children of immigrants come of age reviewed by jonathan jan benjamin mijs january 24 2011 this book does not tell a simple story the authors themselves note
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