The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations That Made the American People

The new yorker called it "strong stuff, handled in a masterly and quite moving way, " while the New York Times suggested that "The Uprooted is history with a difference—the difference being its concerns with hearts and souls no less than an event. The book inspired a generation of research in the history of american immigration, and its ability to evoke the time and place of America at the turn of a century, and does not claim to provide a definitive answer to the causes of American immigration, but because it emphasizes the depressing conditions faced by immigrants, focuses almost entirely on European peasants, its great value as a well-researched and readable description of the emotional experiences of immigrants, have sometimes been overlooked.

Recognized today as a foundational text in immigration studies, this edition contains a new preface by the author. Awarded the 1952 pulitzer prize in history, the uprooted chronicles the common experiences of the millions of European immigrants who came to America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—their fears, their hopes, their expectations.


Hungering for America: Italian, Irish, and Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration

How they experienced the realities of america's abundant food--its meat and white bread, fruits and vegetables, its butter and cheese, coffee and beer--reflected their earlier deprivations and shaped their ethnic practices in the new land. Hungering for america tells the stories of three distinctive groups and their unique culinary dramas.

Italian immigrants transformed the food of their upper classes and of sacred days into a generic "Italian" food that inspired community pride and cohesion. And, east european jews, who venerated food as the vital center around which family and religious practice gathered, found that dietary restrictions jarred with America's boundless choices.

These tales, of immigrants in their old worlds and in the new, demonstrate the role of hunger in driving migration and the significance of food in cementing ethnic identity and community. Hasia diner confirms the well-worn adage, "Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are. Used book in Good Condition.

Irish immigrants, in contrast, loath to mimic the foodways of the Protestant British elite, diminished food as a marker of ethnicity. Millions of immigrants were drawn to American shores, not by the mythic streets paved with gold, but rather by its tables heaped with food.

A Different Mirror: A History of Multicultural America

Among the new additions to the book are:--the role of black soldiers in preserving the Union--The history of Chinese Americans from 1900-1941--An investigation into the hot-button issue of "illegal" immigrants from Mexico--A look at the sudden visibility of Muslim refugees from Afghanistan. This new edition of a different mirror is a remarkable achievement that grapples with the raw truth of American history and examines the ultimate question of what it means to be an American.

Paperback cover. Upon its first publication, A Different Mirror was hailed by critics and academics everywhere as a dramatic new retelling of our nation's past. Used book in Good Condition. Beginning with the colonization of the new world, jews, it recounted the history of America in the voice of the non-Anglo peoples of the United States--Native Americans, African Americans, Irish Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and others--groups who helped create this country's rich mosaic culture.

Now, ronald takaki has revised his landmark work and made it even more relevant and important.

Coming to America: A History of Immigration and Ethnicity in American Life

Used book in Good Condition. Paperback cover. With a timely new chapter on immigration in the current age of globalization, and new appendixes with the most recent statistics, a new Preface, this revised edition is an engrossing study of immigration to the United States from the colonial era to the present.


The Promised Land Penguin Classics

For the centennial of its first publication: a new edition of a seminal work on the American immigrant experienceWeaving introspection with political commentary, biography with history, first published in 1912,  The Promised Land, brings to life the transformation of an Eastern European Jewish immigrant into an American citizen.

Used book in Good Condition. Mary antin recounts "the process of uprooting, transportation, replanting, acclimatization, and development that took place in her own soul" and reveals the impact of a new culture and new standards of behavior on her family. A feeling of division—between russia and america, Jews and Gentiles, amusing and serious, Yiddish and English—ever-present in her narrative is balanced by insights, into ways to overcome it.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Paperback cover. In telling the story of one person,  The Promised Land illuminates the lives of hundreds of thousands. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Used book in Good Condition.

The Transplanted: A History of Immigrants in Urban America Interdisciplinary Studies in History

Indiana University Press. Library Journal. A very important new synthesis of American immigration history. Journal of American Ethnic History. Used book in Good Condition. Journal of Social History. Powerfully argued. Paperback cover. A state of the art discussion, impressively encyclopaedic. Used book in Good Condition.

An excellent broad overview. The transplanted is a tour de force, and a fitting summation to Bodnar’s own prolific, creative, and insightful writings on immigrants. Journal of interdisciplinary historya major survey of the immigrant experience between 1830 and 1930, this book has implications for all students and scholars of American social history.

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The Devil's Highway: A True Story

Paperback cover. The devil s Highway A True Story. In may 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the continent, the "Devil's Highway. Three years later, Luis Alberto Urrea wrote about what happened to them. From the pulitzer prize finalist, "the single most compelling, lucid, and lyrical contemporary account of the absurdity of U.

S. The result was a national bestseller, a "book of the year" in multiple newspapers, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and a work proclaimed as a modern American classic. Used book in Good Condition. Indiana University Press. Border policy" The Atlantic. Used book in Good Condition.

12 Million Black Voices

Paperback cover. And of love. David bradley "a more eloquent statement of its kind could hardly have been devised. The new york times Book Review Used book in Good Condition. Indiana University Press. Wright's accompanying text eloquently narrates the story of these 90 pictures and delivers a powerful commentary on the origins and history of black oppression in this country.

The photographs include works by such giants as Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, and Arthur Rothstein. 12 million black voices, first published in 1941, combines Wright's prose with startling photographs selected by Edwin Rosskam from the Security Farm Administration files compiled during the Great Depression.

From crowded, the photos depict the lives of black people in 1930s America—their misery and weariness under rural poverty, rundown farm shacks to Harlem storefront churches, their spiritual strength, and their lives in northern ghettos. Used book in Good Condition. Among all the works of wright, 12 Million Black Voices stands out as a work of poetry,.

. The devil s Highway A True Story. Also included are new prefaces by Douglas Brinkley, Noel Ignatiev, and Michael Eric Dyson. Used book in Good Condition.

Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America - Updated Edition Politics and Society in Modern America

Mae ngai offers a close reading of the legal regime of restriction that commenced in the 1920s--its statutory architecture, administrative enforcement, differential treatment of European and non-European migrants, judicial genealogies, and long-term effects. Indiana University Press. Immigration policy--a process that profoundly shaped ideas and practices about citizenship, race, and state authority in the twentieth century.

She shows that immigration restriction, particularly national-origin and numerical quotas, remapped America both by creating new categories of racial difference and by emphasizing as never before the nation's contiguous land borders and their patrol. The devil s Highway A True Story. Paperback cover. This book traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.

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Farewell to Manzanar

Its purpose was to house thousands of Japanese Americans. During world war ii a community called Manzanar was created in the high mountain desert country of California. The devil s Highway A True Story. Jeanne wakatsuki houston, who was seven years old when she arrived at Manzanar in 1942, recalls life in the camp through the eyes of the child she was.

First published in 1973, this new edition of the classic memoir of a devastating Japanese American experience includes an inspiring afterword by the authors. Used book in Good Condition. Paperback cover. Used book in Good Condition. Indiana University Press. Among them was the wakatsuki family, who were ordered to leave their fishing business in Long Beach and take with them only the belongings they could carry.

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The Age of Reform

Used book in Good Condition. Indiana University Press. Paperback cover. Used book in Good Condition. The age of reform searches out the moral and emotional motives of the reformers the myths and dreams in which they believed, and the realities with which they had to compromise. Used book in Good Condition. The devil s Highway A True Story.

Princeton University Press. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction. This book is a landmark in American political thought. Preeminent richard hofstadter examines the passion for progress and reform that colored the entire period from 1890 to 1940 with startling and stimulating results.