Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States / Edition 1

Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States / Edition 1

by Matthew Frye Jacobson, David Roediger
     
 


"Jacobson's book impressively lives up to its stark and splendid title, which is borrowed from Polish-Jewish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg's capsule description of the bonds uniting people into nations. For the immigrants whom Jacobson considers, nationalist sorrows seemed especially tragic, as they were felt and resisted in exile from the nations whose causes were… See more details below

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"Jacobson's book impressively lives up to its stark and splendid title, which is borrowed from Polish-Jewish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg's capsule description of the bonds uniting people into nations. For the immigrants whom Jacobson considers, nationalist sorrows seemed especially tragic, as they were felt and resisted in exile from the nations whose causes were being championed. Special Sorrows carefully delineates the centrality of Jewish, Polish and Irish supporters in the United States to national liberation movements abroad and, as expertly, details how such movements shaped immigrant life in the United States."—David Roediger, from the Foreword

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520233423
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/21/2002
Edition description:
First Edition, With a New Foreword by David Roediger
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents


Note on Usage
Foreword by David Roediger
Introduction: The Diasporic Imagination

I. THE CULTURE OF THE DIASPORA
1. Exiles, Pilgrims, Wanderers: Migration in the Context of National Struggle
2. Plaintive Song, Heroic Story: Nationalism and Immigrant Popular Culture
3. Pillars of Fire: The Comparative Literatures of Immigrant Nationalism

II. NATIONALIST SENSIBILITY AND AMERICAN EXPANSIONISM
4. Cuba Libre! Immigrant Versions of Spanish Tyranny, Cuban Rights, and American Power
5. Windows on Imperialism: Nationalism, Race, and the Conquest of the Philippines

Conclusion: The Diasporic Imagination in the Twentieth Century
Afterword to the 2002 Edition
Glossary of Names
Notes
Index

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