Stewing in the Melting Pot: The Memoir of a Real American

Stewing in the Melting Pot: The Memoir of a Real American

by Robert Sanabria

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Stewing in the Melting Pot: The Memoir of a Real American by Robert Sanabria

Through the eyes of one of its own, Stewing in the Melting Pot will touch the hearts of all who have lived between two cultures and who have never felt completely accepted by the mainstream American culture. This is the story of a Mexican-American family struggling to survive in pre-and post-World War II America. Robert Sanabria was four years old when his mother took her four children and fled from an abusive husband in Texas to Los Angeles. There, unable to care for her children, she was forced to place them in a Methodist orphanage. In "The Home" Robert learned that his heritage as a Mexican was not welcome and he was required to abandon his language, his religion, and his culture to become a "real" American. Robert tells the powerful story of "The Home’s", policy of assimilation and how it led to his own development as a confused and identity-starved adult.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781931868211
Publisher: Capital Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/01/2002
Series: Capital Life Series
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Robert Sanabria is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and decorated veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He has been a professional sculptor for the past 25 years. Mr. Sanabria founded the Touchstone Gallery and the Loudoun Arts Council. He lives and works in northern Virginia with his wife, painter Sherry Zvares Sanabria.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Escape
Josefina's Story
Metamorphosis
Happiness Street
Getting Along
Summer '89
Prologue to the Past
Keeping the Faith
Reunion
Supper for a Song
Better Times
Days of My Fathers
"Gibsie"
Gibsie's Girls
War Years
Reality
Mainstreaming
Final Years
Insight

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