Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States / Edition 1 by Matthew Frye Jacobson, David Roediger | | 9780520233423 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
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

Overview

"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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