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Still the Golden Door

The Third World Comes to America

David M. Reimers


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This work updates an established American textbook on immigration and ethnic history, demonstrating the post-war shift from European to Third World immigrants. Extensive revisions include a discussion of undocumented immigration and the Simpson-Rodino Bill. All the important events of the last five years, especially the 1990 Immigration Act, are presented. The author examines the changes in refugee status and highlights the new wave of East European and Soviet immigrants to the USA.

Columbia University Press, 9780231076814, 350pp.

Publication Date: March 16, 1992

About the Author

David M. Reimers is professor of history at New York University and the author of many books, including Still the Golden Door: The Third World Comes to America, and (with Frederick Binder) All the Nations Under Heaven: An Ethnic and Racial History of New York, both published by Columbia.