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City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a… (edició 2022)
de Susan Hartman (Autor)
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City of Refugees: The Story of Three Newcomers Who Breathed Life into a Dying American Town de Susan Hartman
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For readers of Caste, this intimate portrait of newcomers revitalizing a fading industrial town illuminates the larger canvas of refugee life in 21st century America Many Americans imagine refugees as threatening outsiders who will steal jobs or be a drain on the economy. But across the country, refugees are rebuilding and maintaining the American Dream. In City of Refugees, journalist Susan Hartman shows how an influx of refugees helped revive Utica, New York, an old upstate manufacturing town that was nearly destroyed by depopulation and arson. Hartman follows 3 of these newcomers over the course of 8 years as they and their families adjust to new lives in America. There's Sadia, a bright, spirited Somali Bantu teenager who rebels against her formidable mother; Ali, an Iraqi translator who creates a home with a divorced American woman but is still traumatized by war; and Mersiha, a hard-working and ebullient Bosnian who dreams of opening a cafe. They are part of an extraordinary migration of refugees from Vietnam, Bosnia, Burma, Somalia, Iraq, and elsewhere, who have transformed Utica over the past four decades-opening small businesses, fixing up abandoned houses, and adding a spark of vitality to forlorn city streets. Other Rust Belt cities have also welcomed refugees, hoping to jump-start their economies and attract a younger population. City of Refugees is a complex and poignant story of a small city but also of America-a country whose promise of safe harbor and opportunity is knotty and incomplete, but undeniably alive.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)362.83 — Social sciences Social problems and services; associations Social problems of & services to groups of people Problems of and services to other groups
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In New York State, the town of Utica – much like Dayton – has been deeply impacted by industrial decline as manufacturing jobs have disappeared over the past 50 years. But cities like Utica and Dayton turn out to be an excellent place to start over with absolutely nothing, and both cities would be experiencing negative population growth were it not for the influx of refugees arriving to start new businesses, revitalize neighborhoods, and inject their new communities with fresh ideas and perspectives. Susan Hartman followed three newcomers in Utica for eight years, documenting their efforts to build a new life and chase their dreams. While City of Refugees doesn’t sugarcoat the tragedies its subjects have witnessed, the book never sensationalizes or reads like trauma porn. The prose is bright as its subjects are always, always moving forward. Anyone living in Dayton with an interest in the prospect of revitalizing this city should read City of Refugees, then take a stroll through Old North Dayton to see an example of how these new Americans have the power to inject new life into a dying town. ( )