Immigrant Women / Edition 2

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$10.47
(Save 61%)
Est. Return Date: 10/22/2014
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$16.57
(Save 38%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $7.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 70%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $7.99   
  • New (3) from $26.59   
  • Used (8) from $7.99   

Overview

Immigrant Women combines memoirs, diaries, oral history, and fiction to present an authentic and emotionally compelling record of women's struggles to build new lives in a new land. This new edition has been expanded to include additional material on recent Asian and Hispanic immigration and an updated bibliography.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
An anthology of memoirs, diaries, oral history, and fiction that provide a first-hand account of women's experiences in coming to the US. The new addition includes contributions by recent Asian and Hispanic immigrants, and drops several of the original accounts to make room for some poetry. Arranged in sections such as work, family, community life, and daughters and granddaughters, with a substantial introduction to each section. Paper edition (1904-5), $24.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791419045
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/1994
  • Series: SUNY Series in Ethnicity and Race in American Life
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 5.89 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Why They Came

1. About a Wheat Field and a Bowl of Barley Porridge
by Vilhelm Moberg

2. "Factory Girls"
by Chea Villanueva

3. "My Education and Aspirations Demanded More"
by Marie Zakrzewska

4. "He Has the Right to Command You"
by Marie Hall Ets

5. "I Remember How Scared I Was"
by Golda Meir

6. "I Am Alive to Tell You This Story …"
by Anonymous

Part II: Surviving in a New Land

1. Issei Women: "Picture Brides" in America
by Emma Gee

2. "I Escaped with My Life"
by Guri Endreson

3. "Urbanization Without Breakdown"
by Corinne Azen Krause

4. The Diary of a Rent Striker: "Harlem and Hope"
by Innocencia Flores

5. "Paths upon Water"
by Tahira Naqvi

6. Strategies for Growing Old: Basha Is a Survivor
by Barbara Myerhoff

Part III: Work

1. "Better We Glean Than Our Children Starve"
by Hope Williams Sykes

2. A Physician in the "First True 'Woman's Hospital' in the World"
by Marie Zakrzewska

3. "The Duties of the Housewife Remain Manifold and Various"
by Sophonisba Breckinridge

4. "With Respect and Feelings": Voices of West Indian Child Care and Domestic Workers in New York City
by Shellee Colen

5. The Immigrant Woman and Her Job: Agnes D., Mrs. E., Angelina, Minnie, Louise M., and Theresa M.
by Caroline Manning

6. "I Consider Myself a 'Theater Worker' ..."
by Dolores Frida

Part IV: Family

1. "She Will Deny Herself Innocent Enjoyments": Dutiful Irish Daughters
by John Francis Maguire

2. Unmarried Mothers
by Grace Abbott

3. Syrian Women in Chicago: "New Responsibilities … New Skills"
by Safia Haddad

4. "Once You Marry Someone It Is Forever"
by Michiko Tanaka

5. The Vine and the Fruit
by Hope Williams Sykes

6. "We Want to Give a Complete Picture of Who We Are" "Palm Sunday 1981"
by Lorenza Compañeras (Introduction) by Mariana Romo-Carmona

7. A Family Disrupted: "Shikata Ga Nai "—This Cannot Be Helped"
by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James D. Houston

Part V: Community Life

1. "If One Could Help Another"
by Vilhelm Moberg

2. "Let Us Join Hands": The Polish Women's Alliance
by Thaddeus Radzialowski

3. Rosa and the Chicago Commons: "How Can I Not Love America?"
by Marie Hall Ets

4. "The Free Vacation House,"
by Anzia Yezierska

5. "I Bridge a Gap Between Two Cultures": Lyu-Volckhausen, Advocate for the Korean Community
by Anne Field

6. "People Who Do This Kind of Work Are in Such Danger of Burnout": Judy Baca, "Urban Artist"
by Diane Neumaier

Part VI: Education

1. "The Lessons Which Most Influenced My Life ... Came from My Parents"
by Harriet Pawlowska

2. "An Impossible Dream": The Struggle for Higher Education
by Elizabeth Loza Newby

3. The Stubborn Twig: "My Double Dose of Schooling"
by Monica Sone

4. "I Am a Housewife": English Lessons for Vietnamese Women
by Gail Paradise Kelly

5. "Glad That I Am the Future"
by a Memphis teenager

6. Unfulfilled Aspirations: "Never Used the Brush and Ink"
by Teiko Tomita

Part VII: Social and Political Activists

1. At the End of the Santa Fe Trail
by Sister Blandina Segale

2. "This Is Law, But Where Is the Justice of It"
by Ernestine Potowski Rose

3. "In Memoriam—American Democracy"
by Emma Goldman

4. The March of the Mill Children
by Mary Harris ("Mother") Jones

5. Fasting for Suffrage: "We Don't Want Other Women Ever to Have to Do This Over Again"
by Rose Winslow

6. "Black Women of the World … Push Forward"
by Amy Jacques Garvey

7. "Why Did I Put Up With It All These Years": The Farah Strike
by Lauri Coyle, Gail Hershatter, and Emily Honig

Part VIII: Daughters and Granddaughters

1. A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe
by Maxine Hong Kingston

2. The Parish and the Hill
by Mary Doyle Curran

3. "This Is Selina"
by Paule Marshall

4. "We Can Begin to Move toward Sisterhood"
by Barbara Mikulski

5. Join My Struggle: "A Poem for Marshall"
by Anne Martinez

6. Asian-American Women and Feminism: "Gender Equality … Is Not the Exclusive Agenda"
by Lucie Cheng

7. Generations of Women
by Janice Mirikitani

Bibliographical Essay

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)