The Promised Land

The Promised Land


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The Promised Land by Mary Antin

For the centennial of its first publication: a new edition of a seminal work on the American immigrant experience

Weaving introspection with political commentary, biography with history, The Promised Land, first published in 1912, brings to life the transformation of an Eastern European Jewish immigrant into an American citizen. Mary Antin recounts "the process of uprooting, transportation, replanting, acclimatization, and development that took place in [her] own soul" and reveals the impact of a new culture and new standards of behavior on her family. A feeling of division—between Russia and America, Jews and Gentiles, Yiddish and English—ever-present in her narrative is balanced by insights, amusing and serious, into ways to overcome it. In telling the story of one person, The Promised Land illuminates the lives of hundreds of thousands.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143106777
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/26/2012
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 607,599
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

American author and immigration rights activist Mary Antin (1881–1949) arrived in the United States at the age of 12 with a family fleeing the pogroms of Czarist Russia. Her critically acclaimed autobiography, published in 1912, was the best-known immigrant memoir of its day.

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