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

ISBN-10: 0316343137
ISBN-13: 9780316343138
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Oscar Handlin
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List price: $18.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 8/30/1973
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 333
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Uprooted is a rare book, combining powerful feeling and long-time study to give us the shape and the feel of the immigrant experience rather than just the facts. It elucidates the hopes and the yearnings of the immigrants that propelled them out of their native environments to chance the hazards of the New World. It traces the profound imprint they made upon this world and how they, in turn, were changed by it.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Oscar Handlin received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he has taught since 1939 and was director of the Center for the Study of the History of Liberty until 1966. From 1979 to 1984, he was director of the university library at Harvard, and, after holding the Charles Warren chair in history for many years, in 1984 he became Charles M. Loeb University Professor. Handlin, who is a consensus historian and a strong advocate of civil rights, has written extensively on urban history and immigration. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952 for The Uprooted (1951), his study of immigrants in the eastern cities of America written from the perspective of the immigrant. The son of immigrant parents himself, he made his special field of study the social history of immigrant groups who came to the United States in the nineteenth century from eastern and southern Europe. In The Americans (1963), as in others of his books, he dispensed with footnotes, bibliography, and identification of quotations in favor of "unobtrusive" learning. Handlin edited Children of the Uprooted (1966), which includes excerpts from various authors on the subject of the "marginality" of immigrants, and collaborated on a number of works with his first wife, Mary, and his second wife, Lillian. On the subject of education, he wrote The American University as an Instrument of Republican Culture (1970) and John Dewey's Challenge to Education: Historical Perspectives on the Cultural Context (1959).

Preface to New Edition
Introduction
Peasant Origins
The Crossing
Daily Bread
New Worlds, New Visions
Religion as a Way of Life
The Ghettos
In Fellow Feeling
Democracy and Power
Generations
The Shock of Alienation
Restriction
Promises
After Two Decades
Encounters with Evidence
Acknowledgments

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