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Bibliography on Boston Immigrants

General Works

Ethnic Groups

Asian Americans / Brazilians / Cambodians / Canadians / Cape Verdeans / Chinese / Central Americans / ColombiansDominicans / Haitians / Irish / Italians / Jews / Koreans / Latinos / PortugueseSouth AsiansSyrians & Lebanese / Vietnamese / West Indians

Refugees and Asylees

Work and the Economy

Nativism, Racism & Violence

Religion

Politics

Ethnic Newspapers of Greater Boston

 

General Works

Adams, Bluford. Old and New New Englanders: Immigration and Regional Identity in the Gilded Age. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014.

Bloemraad, Irene. “The New Face of Greater Boston: Meeting the Needs of Immigrants.” In Governing Greater Boston, edited by Charles C. Euchner, 71–106. Cambridge, Mass: Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, 2003.

Bluestone, Barry and Mary Huff Stevenson. The Boston Renaissance : Race, Space, and Economic Change in an American Metropolis. New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2000.

Buccitelli, Anthony B. City of Neighborhoods: Memory, Folklore, and Ethnic Place in Boston. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2016.

Handlin, Oscar. Boston’s Immigrants : A Study in Acculturation. Rev. ed. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1979.

Johnson, Marilynn S. The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area Since the 1960s. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015.

Kennedy, Albert J.. The Zone of Emergence: Observations of the Lower Middle and Upper Working Class Communities of Boston, 1905-1914. 2d ed. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 1969.

Kutt, Deirdre L. “The Hidden Experience: Untold Stories of Immigrant Agency During the Settlement House Movement in Boston,” M.A. Thesis, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2013.

Petersen, Kristen A. Waltham Rediscovered: An Ethnic History of Waltham, Massachusetts. Portsmouth, NH: PE Randall, 1988.

Stack, John F. International Conflict in an American City : Boston’s Irish, Italians, and Jews, 1935-1944. Contributions in Political Science ; No. 26. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1979.

Sum, Andrew, et al. The Changing Face of Massachusetts. Boston: MassINC, 2005.

US Immigration Commission. Reports of the Immigration Commission. Vol. 26: Immigrants in Cities, Part 5: Boston. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911.

Woods, Robert Archey. The City Wilderness; A Settlement Study. New York: Garrett Press, 1970.

Ethnic Groups

Asian Americans

Bock, Paula and Ken Brusic. The Asians: Quincy’s Newest Immigrants. Quincy, Mass: Patriot Ledger, 1989.

Chung, Tom L. “Asian Americans in Enclaves—They Are Not One Community: New Modes of Asian-American Settlement.” Asian American Policy Review 5 (1995): 78–94.

Song, Elaine. “To Live in Peace: Responding to Anti-Asian Violence in Boston.” Boston, Mass.: Asian American Resource Workshop 1987.

Brazilians

Cebulko, Kara B. Undocumented, and Something Else: The Incorporation of Children of Brazilian Immigrants. El Paso, TX: LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2013.

Decker, Daniel Brasil. “The Brazilian Immigrant Experience: A Study on the Evolution of a Brazilian Community in Somerville and the Greater Boston Area.” 2006. Urban Borderlands Records. Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.

Fritz, Ines Catarina. “Brazilians in Boston: A Study of Contemporary Young Adults.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2007.

Jouët-Pastré, Clémence, Leticia J Braga, and David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. Becoming Brazuca : Brazilian Immigration to the United States. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, 2008.

Marcelli, Enrico, et al. “(In)Visible (Im)Migrants: The Health and Socioeconomic Integration of Brazilians in Metropolitan Boston.” San Diego, Calif.: Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University, 2009.

Marcus, Alan P. “The Contexts and Consequences of Brazilian Transnational Migration Processes: An Ethnic Geography in Two Countries.” Ph.D diss., University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008.

Marrow, Helen. “To Be or Not to Be (Hispanic or Latino): Brazilian Racial and Ethnic Identity in the United States.” Ethnicities 3, no. 4 (2003): 427–64.

Millman, Joel. The Other Americans : How Immigrants Renew Our Country, Our Economy, and Our Values, Chapter 7. New York, NY: Viking, 1997.

Sales, Teresa. Brazilians Away from Home. New York: Center Migration Studies, 2004.

Skorczeski, Laura. “Ethnic Place Making: Thirty Years of Brazilian Immigration to South Framingham, Massachusetts,” MS thesis., Portland State University, 2009.

Siqueira, C. Eduardo and Cileine de Lourenco. “Brazilians in Massachusetts: Migration, Identity and Work.” In Latinos in New England, edited by Andrés Torres, 187–202. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Tracy, Natalicia Rocha. “Transnational Brazilians: Class, Race, Immigration Status and Family Life,” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2016.

Cambodians

Chan, Sucheng. Survivors: Cambodian Refugees in the United States. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

De Milo, David. “Jury Duty,” Boston Magazine, November 1986.

Smith-Hefner, Nancy Joan. Khmer American: Identity and Moral Education in a Diasporic Community. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Tang, Suet-ling Shirley. “‘Enough Is Enough’: Struggles for Cambodian American Community Development in Revere, Massachusetts.” Ph.D. diss., State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002.

Canadians

Burrill, Gary. Away: Maritimers in Massachusetts, Ontario and Albert: An Oral History of Leaving Home. Montreal, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992.

Kennedy, Albert J. “The Provincials,” Acadiensis, 4:2 (Spring 1975): 85-101.

Cape Verdeans

Almeida, Ray. “The Church and the People of Cape Verde.” 1997.

Gibau, Gina Sánchez. “Contested Identities: Narratives of Race and Ethnicity in the Cape Verdean Diaspora.” Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power 12 (July 2005): 405–38.

Halter, Marilyn. Between Race and Ethnicity: Cape Verdean American Immigrants, 1880-1965. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Pires, Jessica F., “Uphams Corner and ‘Other’ Spaces: Racialized Youth Identities in Boston’s Cape Verdean Community,” Senior Honors Thesis, Colby College, Digital Commons, 2013.

Central Americans

Alvarado, Blanca. “Exploitation in the Shadows: Unauthorized Latina Migrants Tell Their Story.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2007.

Chaskel, Sebastián. “From Yucuaiquín to Somerville: Religious Beliefs and Traditions of a Transnational Community.” Medford, Mass.: Tufts University, Fall 2004. Urban Borderlands Records. Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.

Lado, Karen M. “Immigrant Workers in the Cleaning Industry: The Central American Experience in Boston.” M.A. thesis, MIT, 1994.

Schmalzbauer, Leah. Striving and Surviving: A Daily Life Analysis of Transnational Honduran Families. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Somerville/Cambridge Latino Community History Project, 2006 2002. Urban Borderlands Records, Tufts Digital Collections and Archives. http://dca.lib.tufts.edu/features/urban/

Uriarte, Miren, et al. “Salvadorans, Guatemalans, Hondurans and Colombians: A Scan of Needs of Recent Latin American Immigrants to the Boston Area.” Boston: Mauricio Gastón Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2003.

Chinese

Blockstein, Mike, Reanne Estrada, David Lawrence, and Asian Community Development Corporation. A Chinatown Banquet. Boston, 2006.

Boston 200 Corporation. Chinatown. Boston: Boston 200 Corporation, 1976.

Chen, Thomas. “Desire Lines: Chinese American Geographies and Urban Development in Boston’s Postwar Chinatown.” Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University, 2014.

Chinese American Civic Association. “Report on the Conference on the Future of Boston’s Chinatown.” Boston, 1972. available at Boston Public Library.

Chu, Doris C. J. Chinese in Massachusetts: Their Experiences and Contributions. Boston: Chinese Culture Institute, 1987.

Chi-kan Richard Hung. “Separate but Connected: Challenges Amid Progress for Chinese American Enclaves in Boston.” Research paper. University of Massachusetts Boston, 2004.

Margaret C. Lam. “Chinese Immigrant Women in the Garment Industry in Boston, Massachusetts 1965-1985.” Honors Thesis, Harvard College, 1991.

Liu, Michael Chung-Ngok. “Chinatown’s Neighborhood Mobilization and Urban Development in Boston.” Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Boston, 1999.

Mike Liu. “Grass Roots Politics and Boston’s Asian Community.” Radical America 17/18 (Nov. 1983): 80–86.

Erika Muse. The Evangelical Church in Boston’s Chinatown: A Discourse of Language, Gender and Identity. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Newendorp, Nicole. “Chinese-born Seniors on the Move: Transnational Mobility and Family Life Between the Pearl River Delta and Boston, Massachusetts.” Institute for Asian American Studies Publications, Paper 26, 2011.

Sullivan, Charles, Kathlyn Hatch, and Action for Boston Community Development. Planning and Evaluation Department. “The Chinese in Boston, 1970.” Boston, 1970.

Wang, Zhongxin. “A History of Chinese Churches in Boston (1876–1994).” Th.D. diss. Boston University School of Theology, 2000.

Wong, K. Scott. “‘The Eagle Seeks a Helpless Quarry’: Chinatown, the Police, and the Press; The 1903 Boston Chinatown Raid Revisited.” Amerasia Journal 22, no. 3 (1996): 81–103.

Colombians

Borges-Mendez, Ramon, Michael Liu, and Paul Watanabe. Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Revitalization: Studies of the Allston Village, East Boston, and Fields Corner Neighborhoods in Boston. Malden, MA: Immigrant Learning Center, 2005.

Boston. BRA Research Division and the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians. Imagine All the People: Colombians in Boston, 2011.

Boston. BRA Research Division and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement. Imagine All the People: Colombians, 2016.

Caraballo, Jorge. “‘Donmatías, Massachusetts.'” Medium (blog), December 9, 2015.

East Boston, Nuestra Casa. Medium (blog), April 11, 2017.

Chomsky, Aviva. Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Glaessel-Brown, Eleanor E. “A Time of Transition: Columbian Textile Workers in Lowell in the 1970s” in The Continuing Revolution: A History of Lowell, Massachusetts, edited by Robert Weible. Lowell, MA: Lowell Historical Society, 1991.

Interview with Amelia and Jennifer Sanchez by Colleen Hyland, East Boston, October 17, 2016.

McDonald, Michele, “Deepening Roots Like the Irish and Italians Before Them, Eastie’s Latinos are Forsaking Homeland Dreams to Move from Renting to Owning–Homes, Businesses, Even Burial Plots,” Boston Globe. December 1, 2002.

Shenoy, Rupa, “A Struggling Colombian Village is Revived in East Boston, But It Could Soon Fade Away,” WGBH News. April 26, 2016.

Dominicans

Barber, Llana. Latino City: Immigration and Urban Crisis in Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1945-2000. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017.

Levitt, Peggy. The Transnational Villagers. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001.

Marcelli, Enrico, et al. “Permanently Temporary? The Health and Socioeconomic Integration of Dominicans in Metropolitan Boston.” San Diego, Calif.: Center for Behavioral and Community Health Studies, San Diego State University, 2009.

Haitians

Cantave, Alix. “Incorporation or Symbiosis: Haitians and African Americans in Mattapan.” Trotter Review 19 (January 2010): 107–23.

Bernstein, David. “Don’t F*ck with Linda.” Boston Magazine, July 2014.

Jackson, Regine O. “After the Exodus: The New Catholics in Boston’s Old Ethnic Neighborhoods.” Religion and American Culture 17 (Summer 2007): 191–212.

———. “The Uses of Diaspora among Haitians in Boston.” In Geographies of the Haitian Diaspora, edited by Regine O. Jackson, 135–62. New York: Routledge, 2011.

Irish

Ainley, Leslie G. Boston Mahatma. Boston: B. Humphries, Inc, 1949.

Dwyer-Ryan, Meaghan. “Ethnic Patriotism: Boston’s Irish and Jews, 1880-1929.” Ph.D. diss., Boston College, 2009.

Gamm, Gerald H. Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Gedutis, Susan. See You at the Hall: Boston’s Golden Era of Irish Music and Dance. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.

Handlin, Oscar. Boston’s Immigrants: A Study in Acculturation. Rev. ed. Cambridge, Mass: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1979.

Harris, Ruth-Ann Mellish and Donald M. Jacobs. The Search for Missing Friends : Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1989.

Hirota, Hidetaka. Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Origins of American Immigration Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

MacDonald, Michael Patrick. All Souls : A Family Story from Southie. New York: Ballantine Books, 2000.

Michalczyk, John J. Of Stars & Shamrocks: Boston’s Jews & Irish. Produced by Etoile Productions and National Center for Jewish Film, 2006.

Moloney, Deirdre M. “A Transatlantic Reform: Boston’s Port Protection Program and Irish Women Immigrants,” Journal of American Ethnic History 19 (Fall 1999): 50-66.

O’Connor, Thomas H. South Boston, My Home Town : The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood. New ed. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994.

———. The Boston Irish: A Political History. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995.

O’Neill, Gerard. Rogues and Redeemers: When Politics Was King in Irish Boston. 1st ed. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012.

Quinlin, Michael P. Irish Boston: A Lively Look at Boston’s Colorful Irish Past. 2nd ed. Guilford, Conn.: Globe Pequot Press, 2013.

Ryan, Dennis P. Beyond the Ballot Box: A Social History of the Boston Irish, 1845-1917. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1989.

Ryan, Michael. The Irish in Boston. Boston: Boston 200, 1975.

Stevens, Peter F. Hidden History of the Boston Irish : Little-Known Stories from Ireland’s “Next Parish Over.” Charleston, SC: History Press, 2008.

Whyte, William. “Race Conflicts in the North End of Boston.” New England Quarterly 12 (December 1939): 623–42.

Italians

DeMarco, William M. “Ethnics and Enclaves the Italian Settlement in the North End of Boston.” Ph.D. diss., Boston College, 1980.

Ferraiuolo, Augusto. Religious Festive Practices in Boston’s North End : Ephemeral Identities in an Italian American Community. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009.

James S. Pasto. “Immigrants and Ethnics: Post-World War II Italian Immigration and Boston’s North End, 1945-2016,”in New Italian Migrations to the United States, Volume I: Politics and History Since 1945, ed. Laura E. Ruberto and Joseph Sciorra. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2017, 105-31.

Puleo, Stephen. The Boston Italians : A Story of Pride, Perseverance, and Paesani, from the Years of the Great Immigration to the Present Day. Boston: Beacon Press, 2007.

Riccio, Anthony V. Portrait of an Italian-American Neighborhood : The North End of Boston. New York: Center for Migration Studies, 1998.

Todisco, Paula J. Boston’s First Neighborhood: The North End. Boston: Boston Public Library, 1976.

Whyte, William. “Race Conflicts in the North End of Boston.” New England Quarterly 12 (December 1939): 623–42.

Jews

Antin, Mary. The Promised Land. 2d ed.. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1969.

Conway, Lorie and Leonard Nimoy, WGBH, and American Jewish Historical Society. The Jews of Boston. Boston: WGBH Education Foundation, 1996.

Coreth, Lake. “Chelsea Under Fire: Urban Industrial Life, Urban Crisis, and the Trajectory of Jewish and Latino Chelsea.” Senior honors thesis, Boston College, 2011.

Dwyer-Ryan, Meaghan. Becoming American Jews: Temple Israel of Boston. Waltham, Mass: Brandeis University Press, 2009.

Gamm, Gerald H. Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1999.

Levine, Hillel. The Death of an American Jewish Community : A Tragedy of Good Intentions. New York: Free Press, 1992.

Kazis, Bernice, Elaine Bakal, and Zelda Kaplan. Short Stories of a Long Journey: An Oral History of Russian Jewish Resettlement North of Boston. Swampscott, Mass: Hand-In-Hand Oral History Project, 2002.

Michalczyk, John J. Of Stars & Shamrocks: Boston’s Jews & Irish. Produced by Etoile Productions and National Center for Jewish Film, 2006.

Norwood, Stephen H. “Marauding Youth and teh Christian Front: Antisemitic Violence in Boston and New York During World War II, American Jewish History, Vol. 91:2 (June 2003): 233-67.

Pierce, Alan S. A History of Boston’s Jewish North Shore. Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2009.

Sarna, Jonathan D. and Ellen Smith. The Jews of Boston. New Haven, Conn: Yale University Press, 2005.

Simon, Rita J. and Melanie Brooks. “Soviet Jewish Immigrants’ Adjustment in Four United States Cities.” Journal of Jewish Communal Service 60 (November 1983): 56–64.

Wieder, Arnold A. The Early Jewish Community of Boston’s North End; a Sociologically Oriented Study of an Eastern European Jewish Immigrant Community in an American Big-City Neighborhood between 1870 and 1900. Waltham, Mass: Brandeis University, 1962.

Koreans

Chai, Karen Jung Won. “Protestant-Catholic-Buddhist: Korean Americans and Religious Adaptation in Greater Boston.” Ph.D. diss., Harvard University, 2000.

—. “Inter-ethnic Religious Diversity: Korean Buddhists and Protestants in Greater Boston.” In Korean Americans and Their Religions, edited by Ho-Youn Kwon, Kwang Chun Kim, and R. Stephen Warner, 273-94. State College: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001.

Curry, Thomas. “A Korean Catholic Experience: St. Philip Neri Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston.” US Catholic Historian 18 (Winter 2000).

New England Centennial Committe of Korean Immigration to the United States. History of Koreans in New England. Seoul, Korea: San-Hak Press, 2004.

Latinos

Alvarado, Blanca. “Exploitation in the Shadows: Unauthorized Latina Migrants Tell Their Story.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2007.

Borges-Méndez, Ramón, Michael Liu, and Paul Watanabe. “Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Revitalization.” Malden, Mass.: Immigrant Learning Center, 2005.

Bruno, Melania and Mauricio Gastón. “Latinos for Mel King: Some Reflections.” Radical America 17/18 (November 1983): 67–79.

Camayd-Freixas, Yohel and Russell Paul Lopez. Gaps in Representative Democracy: Redistricting, Political Participation, and the Latino Vote in Boston. Boston: Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, 1983.

Chomsky, Aviva. Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Coreth, Lake. “Chelsea Under Fire: Urban Industrial Life, Urban Crisis, and the Trajectory of Jewish and Latino Chelsea.” Senior honors thesis, Boston College, 2011.

Cuozzo, Joan. Hispanics in Chelsea: Income and Employment. Boston: University of Massachusetts Boston and Chelsea Commission on Hispanic Affairs, 1990.

Hardy-Fanta, Carol. Latina Politics, Latino Politics: Gender, Culture, and Political Participation in Boston. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.

Hardy-Fanta, Carol and Jeffrey N. Gerson. Latino Politics in Massachusetts. New York, NY: Routledge, 2002.

Hernandez, Deborah Pacini. “Quiet Crisis: A Community History of Latinos in Cambridge, Massachusetts.” In Latinos in New England, edited by Andrés Torres, 149–70. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Jacobs, Glenn. “Service versus Advocacy: A Comparison of Two Latino Community-Based Organizations in Chelsea, Massachusetts.” Trotter Review 19 (January 2010): 81–106.

Melendez, Sarah Elba. “Hispanos, Desegregation and Bilingual Education: A Case Analysis of the Role of ‘El Comite De Padres’ in the Court-Ordered Desegregation of the Boston Public Schools (1974 – 1975).” Ed.D. diss., Harvard University, 1981.

Ospino, Hoffsman. “Latino Catholics in New England.” In Latinos in New England, edited by Andrés Torres, 203–23. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Rodríguez, Félix V. Matos. “The ‘Browncoats’ Are Coming: Latino Public History in Boston.” The Public Historian 23 (Fall 2001): 15–28.

Small, Mario Luis. Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Somerville/Cambridge Latino Community History Project, 2002-2006. Urban Borderlands Records, Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.

Task Force on Children Out of School. “The Way We Go to School; the Exclusion of Children in Boston; a Report.” Boston, 1970.

Torres, Andrés, ed. Latinos in New England. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

Uriarte-Gastón, Miren. “Contra Viento y Marea (Against All Odds): Latinos Build Community in Boston.” In Latinos in Boston : Confronting Poverty, Building Community, 1-33. Boston: Boston Persistent Poverty Project, Boston Foundation, 1992.

Portuguese

Ito-Adler, James P. The Portuguese in Cambridge and Somerville. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge Department of Community Development, 1977.

Olasky, Martin. “Life is Difficult for the Majority: The Portuguese of Massachusetts,” Boston Globe, April 30, 1973.

Pap, Leo. The Portuguese Americans. Boston: Twayne, 1981.

Rogers, Francis. “Portuguese” in Stephan Thernstrom, ed., Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1980, 813-881.

South Asians

Boston Redevelopment Authority, Imagine All the People: Indians in Boston. 2016.

Considine, Craig. Islam, Race, and Pluralism in the Pakistani Diaspora. London & New York: Routledge – Taylor & Francis Group,  2017.

Levitt, Peggy. God Needs No Passport. New York: New Press, 2007.

Masurkar, Alpita. “South Asians in Boston.” M.A. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012.

“How Asian-Indians Experience America.” Diversity, Spring 2007.

Syrians/Lebanese

Boosahda, Elizabeth. Arab-American Faces and Voices. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003.

Hagopian, Elaine C. “The Institutional Development of the Arab-American Community of Boston: A Sketch.” In The Arab Americans: Studies in Assimilation, edited by Elaine C. Hagopian and Ann Paden. Willamette, IL: Medina University Press International, 1969.

Shakir, Evelyn. “Good Works, Good Times: The Syrian Ladies Aid Society of Boston.” In Crossing the Waters: Arab Speaking Immigrants to the United States before 1940, edited by Eric C. Hoogland. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987, 133-43.

Shakir, Evelyn. “Boston, Massachusetts: Dream of a Good Land,” in Taking Root, Bearing Fruit: The Arab American Experience, special issue of the ADC Issues, 1984, 43-47.

Tinory, Eugene. Journey From Ammeah. Brattleboro, VT: Amana Books, 1986.

Vietnamese

Aguilar-San Juan, Karin. Little Saigons : Staying Vietnamese in America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Bloemraad, Irene. Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Schipper, Henry. “The Boat People of Boston:” Boston Magazine, June 1980.

Nguyen, Thanh-Nghi Bao. “Vietnamese Manicurists: The Making of an Ethnic Niche.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2010.

McGroarty, Patrick M. “The Lion in Fields Corner: Building a Vietnamese Community in the New Boston.” Senior honors thesis, Boston College, 2006.

Borges-Méndez, Ramón, Michael Liu, and Paul Watanabe. “Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Revitalization.” Malden, Mass.: Immigrant Learning Center, 2005.

Paul Watanabe. “The Rebirth of Fields Corner: Vietnamese Immigrant Entrepreneurs and the Revitalization of a Boston Neighborhood.” Western New England Law Review 31 (2009): 781–95.

West Indians

Johnson, Violet Showers. The Other Black Bostonians: West Indians in Boston, 1900-1950. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.

–. “Relentless Ex-colonials and Militant Immigrants: Protest Strategies of Boston’s West Indian Immigrants, 1910-1950.” In The Civil Rights Movement Revisited: Critical Perspectives on the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States, edited by Patrick B Miller, Therese Frey Steffen and Elisabeth Schafer-Wunsche, 9-20. LIT VERLAG/Transaction Publishers, 2001.

Refugees and Asylees

Aguilar-San Juan, Karin. Little Saigons : Staying Vietnamese in America. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Bloemraad, Irene. Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Bon Tempo, Carl. “Refugees, Asylees, and Immigrants,” in Immigrants in American History: Arrival, Adaptation, and Integration, vol. 4, edited by Elliott R. Barkan, 1521-37. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2013.

Camacho, Paul, Abdi Dirshe, Mohamoud and Mohammad J. Farah. “The Somali Diaspora in Greater Boston,” Trotter Review 22, no. 1, 99-119.

Kazis, Bernice, Elaine Bakal, and Zelda Kaplan. Short Stories of a Long Journey: An Oral History of Russian Jewish Resettlement North of Boston. Swampscott, Mass: Hand-In-Hand Oral History Project, 2002.

Schipper, Henry. “The Boat People of Boston:” Boston Magazine, June 1980.

Smith-Hefner, Nancy Joan. Khmer American: Identity and Moral Education in a Diasporic Community. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999.

Simon, Rita J. and Melanie Brooks. “Soviet Jewish Immigrants’ Adjustment in Four United States Cities.” Journal of Jewish Communal Service 60 (November 1983): 56–64.

Work and the Economy

Berdick, Chris. “Fare Game?” Boston Magazine, September 2004.

Borges-Méndez, Ramon, et al. “Immigrant Workers in the Massachusetts Health Care Industry: A Report on Status and Future Prospects.” Center for Social Policy, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2009.

Borges-Méndez, Ramón, Michael Liu, and Paul Watanabe. “Immigrant Entrepreneurs and Neighborhood Revitalization.” Malden, Mass.: Immigrant Learning Center, 2005.

Chomsky, Aviva. Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Green, James R. Boston’s Workers: A Labor History. Boston: Boston Public Library, 1979.

Halter, Marilyn. New Migrants in the Marketplace: Boston’s Ethnic Entrepreneurs. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995.

Lam, Margaret C. “Chinese Immigrant Women in the Garment Industry in Boston, Massachusetts 1965-1985.” Honors Thesis, Harvard College, 1991.

Monti, Daniel J., Laurel Smith-Doerr, and James McQuaid. “Immigrant Entrepreneurs in the Massachusetts Biotechnology Industry.” Malden, Mass.: Immigrant Learning Center, 2007.

Nguyen, Thanh-Nghi Bao. “Vietnamese Manicurists: The Making of an Ethnic Niche.” Ph.D., Boston University, 2010.

Sum, Andrew , et al. “The Changing Workforce: Immigrants and the New Economy in Massachusetts.” Boston: MassINC, 1999.

Watanabe, Paul. “The Rebirth of Fields Corner: Vietnamese Immigrant Entrepreneurs and the Revitalization of a Boston Neighborhood.” Western New England Law Review 31 (2009): 781–95.

Nativism, Racism and Violence

Asian American Resource Workshop. “To Live in Peace: Responding to Anti-Asian Violence in Boston.” Boston, MA, 1987.

Bock, Paula and Ken Brusic. The Asians: Quincy’s Newest Immigrants. Quincy, MA: Patriot Ledger, 1989.

De Milo, David. “Jury Duty.” Boston Magazine, November 1986.

Hirota, Hidetaka. Expelling the Poor: Atlantic Seaboard States and the Origins of American Immigration Policy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Johnson, Marilynn S. The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area Since the 1960s. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2015, chapter 5.

Stack, John F. International Conflict in an American City: Boston’s Irish, Italians, and Jews, 1935-1944. Contributions in Political Science, No. 26. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1979.

Tang, Suet-ling Shirley. “‘Enough Is Enough’: Struggles for Cambodian American Community Development in Revere, Massachusetts.” Ph.D. dissertation, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2002.

Whyte, William. “Race Conflicts in the North End of Boston.” New England Quarterly 12, no. 4 (December 1939): 623–42.

Religion

Chai, Karen Jung Won. “Inter-Ethnic Religious Diversity: Korean Buddhists and Protestants in Greater Boston.” In Korean Americans and Their Religions, edited by Kwon, Ho-Youn, Kwang Chun Kim, and R. Stephen Warner. State College: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2001.

— — — . “Protestant-Catholic-Buddhist: Korean Americans and Religious Adaptation in Greater Boston.” Ph.D., Harvard University, 2000.

Chaskel, Sebastián. “From Yucuaiquín to Somerville: Religious Beliefs and Traditions of a Transnational Community.” 2004. Urban Borderlands Records. Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.

Curry, Thomas. “A Korean Catholic Experience: St. Philip Neri Parish in the Archdiocese of Boston.” US Catholic Historian 18 (Winter 2000).

Dwyer-Ryan, Meaghan. Becoming American Jews: Temple Israel of Boston. Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. Waltham, Mass: Brandeis University Press ; Hanover NH, 2009.

Eck, Diana L. A New Religious America: How a “Christian Country” Has Now Become the World’s Most Religiously Diverse Nation. 1st ed.. San Francisco: Harper, 2001.

Emmanuel Gospel Center. New England’s Book of Acts. 2 vols. Boston, 2007.

Gerson, Jeffrey N. “Latino Migration, the Catholic Church, and Political Division: Lowell.” In Latinos Politics in Massachusetts, edited by Hardy-Fanta, Carol and Gerson, Jeffrey N., 127–52. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Hickok, Spencer and Vincente Cruz. “Religion and Community among Somerville Latinos.” 2004. Urban Borderlands Records. Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.

Jackson, Regine O. “After the Exodus: The New Catholics in Boston’s Old Ethnic Neighborhoods.” Religion and American Culture 17, no. 2 (Summer 2007): 191–212.

Johnson, Marilynn S. “’The Quiet Revival’: New Immigrants and the Transformation of Christianity in Greater Boston,” Religion and American Culture 24, no. 2 (Summer 2014): 231-58.

Lahaj, Mary. “Building an Islamic Community in America.” MA thesis, Hartford Seminary, 1992.

Levitt, Peggy. God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape. New York: New Press, 2007.

Lucken, Kristen. “Bosnians in Search of Community: Keeping Faith and Ethnicity Alive in Boston.” In What’s New About the “New” Immigration? Traditions and Transformations in the US Since 1965. Edited by Marilyn Halter, Marilynn S. Johnson, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright, 131-62. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2014.

Lucken, Kristen. “Identity Matters: Bosnian Identity Maintenance in a Post-Migration Setting.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2010.

McComb, Veronica Savory. “The Bonds of Faith: Religion and Community among Nigerian Immigrants in the U.S., 1965-Present.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 2010.

— — — . “The Ties that Bind: Kinship, Religion and Community among Nigerian Immigrants in the United States.” In What’s New About the “New” Immigration? Traditions and Transformations in the US Since 1965. Edited by Marilyn Halter, Marilynn S. Johnson, Katheryn P. Viens, and Conrad Edick Wright, 163-96. New York: Palgrave McMillan, 2014.

Muse, Erika. The Evangelical Church in Boston’s Chinatown: A Discourse of Language, Gender and Identity. New York: Routledge, 2005.

O’Connor, Thomas H. Boston Catholics: A History of the Church and Its People. Boston, Mass: Northeastern University Press, 1998.

Ospino, Hoffsman. “Latino Catholics in New England.” In Latinos in New England, edited by Andrés Torres, 203–23. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2006.

O’Toole, James. “‘The Newer Catholic Races’: Ethnic Catholicism in Boston.” New England Quarterly 65, no. 1 (March 1992): 117–34.

Petersen, Kristen A. “Contested Bodies and Souls: Immigrant Converts in Boston.” In Boston’s Histories: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. O’Connor, edited by James O’Toole,  and David Quigley. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2004.

Sarna, Jonathan D. and Ellen Smith. The Jews of Boston. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005.

Wang, Zhongxin. “A History of Chinese Churches in Boston (1876–1994).” Th.D.diss., Boston University School of Theology, 2000.

Wyche, Wendy Jane. “We Are the World: A Parish Struggles to Embrace Diversity and Become a Multiracial and Multicultural Community.” M.Div. thesis, Harvard Divinity School, 2005.

Politics

Bernstein, David. “Don’t F*ck with Linda.” Boston Magazine, July 2014.

Bloemraad, Irene. Becoming a Citizen: Incorporating Immigrants and Refugees in the United States and Canada. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Bruno, Melania and Mauricio Gastón. “Latinos for Mel King: Some Reflections.” Radical America 17/18 (November 1983): 67–79.

Camayd-Freixas, Yohel and Russell Paul Lopez. Gaps in Representative Democracy: Redistricting, Political Participation, and the Latino Vote in Boston. Boston: Hispanic Office of Planning and Evaluation, 1983.

Cantave, Alix. “Incorporation or Symbiosis: Haitians and African Americans in Mattapan.” Trotter Review 19 (January 2010): 107–23.

Chinese American Civic Association. “Report on the Conference on the Future of Boston’s Chinatown.” Boston, 1972. [available at Boston Public Library].

Connolly, James J.. The Triumph of Ethnic Progressivism: Urban Political Culture in Boston, 1900-1925. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1998.

Green, James. “The Making of Mel King’s Rainbow Coalition: Political Changes in Boston, 1963–1983.” Radical America 17/18 (November 1983): 9–34.

Grossman-Crist, Shoshana. “Centro Presente: Building Community and Awareness of Rights among the Latin American Immigrant Population in Massachusetts.” 2006. Tufts Digital Collections and Archives.

Hardy-Fanta, Carol. Latina Politics, Latino Politics: Gender, Culture, and Political Participation in Boston. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993.

Hardy-Fanta, Carol and Jeffrey N. Gerson. Latino Politics in Massachusetts. New York: Routledge, 2002.

Jacobs, Glenn. “Service versus Advocacy: A Comparison of Two Latino Community-Based Organizations in Chelsea, Massachusetts.” Trotter Review 19 (January 2010): 81–106.

King, Mel. Chain of Change: Struggles for Black Community Development. Boston: South End Press, 1981.

Liu, Michael Chung-Ngok. “Chinatown’s Neighborhood Mobilization and Urban Development in Boston.” Ph.D. diss., University of Massachusetts Boston, 1999.

Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition. “Many Voices Joined for Justice: MIRA 25th Anniversary.” MIRA, 2012.

Melendez, Sarah Elba. “Hispanos, Desegregation and Bilingual Education: A Case Analysis of the Role of ‘El Comite De Padres’ in the Court-Ordered Desegregation of the Boston Public Schools (1974 – 1975).” Ed.D. diss., Harvard University, 1981.

O’Connor, Thomas H. Building a New Boston: Politics and Urban Renewal, 1950-1970. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1993.

— — — The Boston Irish: A Political History. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995.

O’Neill, Gerard. Rogues and Redeemers: When Politics Was King in Irish Boston. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012.

Pineros Shields, Thomas. “DREAMers Rising: Constituting the Undocumented Student Immigrant Movement.” Ph.D. diss., Brandeis University, 2014.

Rodríguez, Félix V Matos. “Saving the Parcela: A Short History of Boston’s Puerto Rican Community.” In The Puerto Rican Diaspora: Historical Perspectives. Edited by Carmen Teresa Whalen and Víctor Vázquez Hernández, 200-226. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005.

Schow, Victoria. “The Local Political Incorporation of New Immigrants in Non-Traditional Gateways: A Case Study of Brockton and Lowell, Massachusetts,” Ph.D. diss., Northeastern University, 2016.

Small, Mario Luis. Villa Victoria: The Transformation of Social Capital in a Boston Barrio. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004.

Sullivan, Charles, Kathlyn Hatch, and Action for Boston Community Development. The Chinese in Boston, 1970. Boston: ABCD, 1970.

Task Force on Children Out of School. The Way We Go to School; the Exclusion of Children in Boston; a Report. Boston, 1970.

Uriarte-Gastón, Miren. “Organizing for Survival: The Emergence of a Puerto Rican Community.” Ph.D. diss., Boston University, 1988.

Vrabel, Jim. A People’s History of the New Boston. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.

Ethnic Newspapers of Greater Boston (click here for complete list)

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