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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.
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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.
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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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438419411
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,192,995
  • File size: 718 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
About a Wheat Field and a Bowl of Barley Porridge 21
"Factory Girls" 28
"My Education and Aspirations Demanded More" 30
"He Has the Right to Command You" 32
"I Remember How Scared I Was" 35
"I Am Alive to Tell You This Story..." 41
Issei Women: "Picture Brides" in America 53
"I Escaped with My Life" 59
"Urbanization Without Breakdown" 62
The Diary of a Rent Striker: "Harlem and Hope" 67
"Paths upon Water" 70
Strategies for Growing Old: Basha Is a Survivor 80
"Better We Glean Than Our Children Starve" 95
A Physician in the "First True 'Woman's Hospital' in the World" 98
"The Duties of the Housewife Remain Manifold and Various" 103
"With Respect and Feelings": Voices of West Indian Child Care and Domestic Workers in New York City 110
The Immigrant Woman and Her Job: Agnes D., Mrs. E., Angelina, Minnie, Louise M., and Theresa M. 117
"I Consider Myself a 'Theater Worker'..." 122
"She Will Deny Herself Innocent Enjoyments": Dutiful Irish Daughters 139
Unmarried Mothers 141
Syrian Women in Chicago: "New Responsibilities... New Skills" 145
"Once You Marry Someone It Is Forever" 149
The Vine and the Fruit 154
"We Want to Give a Complete Picture of Who We Are" "Palm Sunday 1981" 160
A Family Disrupted: "Shikata Ga Nai" - This Cannot Be Helped" 167
"If One Could Help Another" 183
"Let Us Join Hands": The Polish Women's Alliance 190
Rosa and the Chicago Commons: "How Can I Not Love America?" 196
"The Free Vacation House" 199
"I Bridge a Gap Between Two Cultures": Lyu-Volckhausen, Advocate for the Korean Community 206
"People Who Do This Kind of Work Are in Such Danger of Burnout": Judy Baca, "Urban Artist" 210
"The Lessons Which Most Influenced My Life...Came from My Parents," 229
"An Impossible Dream": The Struggle for Higher Education 235
The Stubborn Twig: "My Double Dose of Schooling" 243
"I Am a Housewife": English Lessons for Vietnamese Women 248
"Glad That I Am the Future" 252
Unfulfilled Aspirations: "Never Used the Brush and Ink" 253
At the End of the Sante Fe Trail 267
"This Is Law, But Where Is the Justice of It" 270
"In Memoriam - American Democracy" 273
The March of the Mill Children 278
Fasting for Suffrage: "We Don't Want Other Women Ever to Have to Do This Over Again" 282
"Black Women of the World...Push Forward" 285
"Why Did I Put Up With It All These Years": The Farah Strike 287
A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe 311
The Parish and the Hill 318
"This Is Selina" 323
"We Can Begin to Move toward Sisterhood" 330
Join My Struggle: "A Poem for Marshall" 335
Asian-American Women and Feminism: "Gender Equality . . . Is Not the Exclusive Agenda" 337
Generations of Women 340
Bibliographical Essay 345
Index 371
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