For a Kinder, Gentler Society
Tempest Tost
Denver Refugees, a Microcosm
  • Robert V. Dodge
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Tempest Tost. Denver Refugees, a Microcosm
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Should refugees be welcomed or seen as possible threats to public safety? Statistics, stories and 20 in-depth interviews provide the kind of real data needed for any rational discussion.

The author takes Denver as a microcosm that is representative of the general experience of refugees in America. The personal stories of individuals bring home the heart-gripping challenges they have faced and continue to face, bridging the gulf between our comfortable lives and those who have to start over, from nothing.

Leaders in refugee resettlement from the State Department and from the city of Denver share their insights, as well, making this books a vital tool for everyone working to find solutions that work for the individuals and for the country.


About the Author

Robert V. Dodge, born and raised in North Dakota, holds a master's degree from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a master's in Education, and has done extensive graduate work in history and law. He has published numerous books and articles. His latest include three with Algora Publishing, Catherine Cater: An Elegant Rise Above Race and Gender as Scholar and Professor (2016),  Andrea and Sylvester: Challenging Marriage Taboos and Paving the Road to Same-Sex Marriage (2015), and Which Chosen People? Manifest Destiny Meets the Sioux, As Seen by Frank Fiske, Frontier Photographer (2013).

Bob taught social studies and Advanced Placement history in North Dakota, in London and for many years in Singapore; he now lives in Denver. Bob was once an ace on the tennis court but he says that, too, is history.

About the Book
Before we make up our minds how we should handle the refugee crisis, we need to know who the refugees are and consider whether there is a distinction to be made between refugees and immigrants. Many refugees lost their homelands due to the...
Before we make up our minds how we should handle the refugee crisis, we need to know who the refugees are and consider whether there is a distinction to be made between refugees and immigrants. Many refugees lost their homelands due to the downstream effects of “The Age of Imperialism,” when boundaries were drawn that broke up peoples and lumped them together with their greatest rivals. Practices like this help explain many of the contemporary problems in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, as the personal stories in this book help to show.
Year: 2017
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ISBN: 978-1-62894-045-9
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ISBN: 978-1-62894-046-6
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