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Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the Undocumented Journey [Hardcover]

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Since the arrival of the Puritans, various religious groups, including Quakers, Jews, Catholics, and Protestant sects, have migrated to the United States. The role of religion in motivating their migration and shaping their settlement experiences has been well documented. What has not been recorded is the contemporary story of how migrants from Mexico and Central America rely on religion--their clergy, faith, cultural expressions, and everyday religious practices--to endure the undocumented journey.

At a time when anti-immigrant feeling is rising among the American public and when immigration is often cast in economic or deviant terms, "Migration Miracle" humanizes the controversy by exploring the harsh realities of the migrants' desperate journeys. Drawing on over 300 interviews with men, women, and children, Jacqueline Hagan focuses on an unexplored dimension of the migration undertaking--the role of religion and faith in surviving the journey. Each year hundreds of thousands of migrants risk their lives to cross the border into the United States, yet until now, few scholars have sought migrants' own accounts of their experiences.

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Migration Miracle: Faith, Hope, and Meaning on the Undocumented Journey by Jacqueline Maria Hagan has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -

  • Choice - 10/01/2009
  • Chronicle of Higher Education - 03/13/2009 page 20

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Harvard University Press
Pages   223
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 30, 2008
Publisher   Harvard University Press
ISBN  0674030850  
ISBN13  9780674030855  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jacqueline Maria Hagan is Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of "Deciding To Be Legal: A Maya Community in Houston".

Jacqueline Maria Hagan was born in 1954 and has an academic affiliation as follows - UNC-Chapel Hill.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > History > United States
2Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > Religious Studies > Christianity
3Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > 21st Century
4Books > Subjects > Law > Administrative Law > Emigration & Immigration
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Civil Rights & Liberties
6Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Emigration & Immigration
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Sociology > General
8Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Special Groups > Hispanic American Studies
9Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > General
11Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > Religion

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Essential read on Migration  Feb 13, 2009
Migration Miracle is a well-crafted book that is an essential read if you are a person interested in migration or religion. Not only does the text offer the vital and dynamic role of religion on the migrant journey using original research, it is also easy to read and easy to understand. I am so glad I bought this book as it has really added a new level of understanding to my views of migration from Latin America to the U.S.

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