Unsettled: A Story of U.S. Immigration

Government Printing Office
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The triumph, tragedy, and contradictions of the immigrant experience come alive in this immersive multimedia exploration of history and economics from the Voice of America.  The Epub features:•Over a dozen video clips totaling more than 20 minutes of features •Charts, maps, info graphics•Archival films, audio, and stills 


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Video one: 1 minute 3 secondsVideo two: 48 secondsVideo three: 41 secondsVideo four: 33 secondsVideo five: 1 minute 53 secondsVideo six: 52 secondsVideo seven: 3 minutes 35 secondsVideo eight: 1 minute 28 secondsVideo nine: 1 minute 10 secondsVideo ten: 1 minute 52 secondsVideo eleven: 53 secondsVideo twelve: 30 secondsVideo thirteen: 1 minute 22 secondsVideo fourteen: 3 minutes 39 secondsVideo fifteen: 4 minutes 30 seconds
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Voice of America (VOA) produces popular news, information and cultural programs in 45 languages and reaches more than 164 million people around the world every week on television, radio, web and mobile platforms.  VOA attracts 80 percent of the total U.S. international media audience.  In countries with strict censorship, such as Iran or North Korea, VOA is often the only source of balanced news and information about the U.S., its policies and its people.   VOA provides a forum for open debate, as well as an opportunity to question newsmakers and U.S. officials, through call-in shows and web interactives. Its programs are guided by a legally mandated Charter that requires them to be accurate, objective and comprehensive.  From its Washington headquarters, VOA produces more than 70 television shows, and more than 200 radio programs. VOA’s digital TV master control sends signals to multiple direct-to-home satellite networks simultaneously, and shortwave, FM and AM transmitters beam VOA to hot spots around the world.  Individual language services each maintain their own websites, mobile platforms and social media sites. 
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Publisher
Government Printing Office
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Published on
Mar 1, 2014
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Pages
106
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ISBN
9781632180001
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Social History
Political Science / Civics & Citizenship
Social Science / Emigration & Immigration
Transportation / Railroads / History
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Vanishing American Adult, an intimate and urgent assessment of the existential crisis facing our nation.

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American life expectancy is declining for a third straight year. Birth rates are dropping. Nearly half of us think the other political party isn’t just wrong; they’re evil. We’re the richest country in history, but we’ve never been more pessimistic.

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There’s a path forward—but reversing our decline requires something radical: a rediscovery of real places and human-to-human relationships. Even as technology nudges us to become rootless, Sasse shows how only a recovery of rootedness can heal our lonely souls.

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