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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520233425

ISBN-13: 9780520233423

Pub. Date: 05/21/2002

Publisher: University of California Press

"A scholarly study of the real roots of what Jacobson calls 'America's largely assimilated but ultimately "unmeltable" ethics.' It's a startling point of view for readers who are accustomed to the self-congratulatory myth of America as a beacon of liberty to which the 'huddled masses' of the world look with longing."—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles

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"A scholarly study of the real roots of what Jacobson calls 'America's largely assimilated but ultimately "unmeltable" ethics.' It's a startling point of view for readers who are accustomed to the self-congratulatory myth of America as a beacon of liberty to which the 'huddled masses' of the world look with longing."—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

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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