Tom Gjelten - A Nation of Nations: A Great American Immigration Story

Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

A long-time NPR correspondent, regular panelist on “Washington Week,” and the author of Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba, Gjelten has won awards for his work on both overseas events and domestic issues. In his third book, published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act—a period during which the foreign-born population of the country has tripled—Gjelten tells the national story through the microcosm of Fairfax County, Virginia, following families from Korea, Bolivia, and Libya as they face cultural and racial stereotyping, economic challenges, and other obstacles to assimilation.

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