My Future Is in America: Autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants / Edition 1

My Future Is in America: Autobiographies of Eastern European Jewish Immigrants / Edition 1

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by Jocelyn Cohen, Terry Golway
     
 

In 1942, YIVO held a contest for the best autobiography by a Jewish immigrant on the theme "Why I Left the Old Country and What I Have Accomplished in America." Chosen from over two hundred entries, and translated from Yiddish, the nine life stories in My Future Is in America provide a compelling portrait of East European and American Jewish life in the immigrant… See more details below

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In 1942, YIVO held a contest for the best autobiography by a Jewish immigrant on the theme "Why I Left the Old Country and What I Have Accomplished in America." Chosen from over two hundred entries, and translated from Yiddish, the nine life stories in My Future Is in America provide a compelling portrait of East European and American Jewish life in the immigrant generation at the turn of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814740194
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : Yiddish social science and Jewish immigrant autobiography1
1Success or failure?18
2Why I came to America35
3I have nothing to complain about106
4Why I left my old home and what I have accomplished in America124
5What drove me to America and my experiences in Europe and America160
6My future is in America189
7The movies pale in comparison204
8Why I left the old country and what I have accomplished in America233
9I haven't lost anything by coming to America288

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