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Essays on Immigration
By Bob Blaisdell (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date December 18, 2013
Pages 221
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486489025
ISBN-10 0486489027
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $5.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: "In America, everything was possible," recalls Louis Adamic of Slovenia. "There even the common people were 'citizens,' not 'subjects' . . . a citizen, or even a non-citizen foreigner, could walk up to the President of the United States and pump his hand. Indeed, that seemed to be a custom in America."
The history and experience of immigration remain central to American culture, past and present. This anthology surveys the recollections of emigrants from around the world who sought new lives in the United States. Their stories range in mood and setting from the misery of an Englishman in colonial Virginia, bound by indentured servitude, to the cultural commentary of an Iranian woman in California. Poignant, eye-opening reflections include those of a Polish sweatshop laborer, a Chinese businessman, an Italian bootblack, and a Ukrainian musician, in addition to observations and reminiscences by Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Díaz, and other well-known authors.


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9780486489025 | details & prices | 221 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $5.00
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