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The Resource The uprooted, Oscar Handlin

The uprooted, Oscar Handlin

Label
The uprooted
Title
The uprooted
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Handlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. In order to bring forward the human story recorded in government records, newspaper accounts, and personal correspondence, the author chose to write this history as a literary narrative unencumbered with notations and academic jargon. The result is literary history at its best. 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, but because it emphasizes the depressing conditions faced by immigrants, focuses almost entirely on European peasants, and does not claim to provide a definitive answer to the causes of American immigration, its great value as a well-researched and readable description of the emotional experiences of immigrants, and its ability to evoke the time and place of America at the turn of a century, have sometimes been overlooked. Recognized today as a foundational text in immigration studies, this edition contains a new preface by the author."--Jacket
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, History, 1952.
Cataloging source
MBE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1915-2011
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Handlin, Oscar
Dewey number
325.73
Index
no index present
LC call number
JV6450
LC item number
.H35 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • United States
  • Acculturation
Label
The uprooted, Oscar Handlin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First ed. published: Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm49505152
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780812217889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)49505152
Label
The uprooted, Oscar Handlin
Publication
Note
First ed. published: Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1951
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocm49505152
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780812217889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)49505152

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