The Uprooted is a rare book, combining powerful feeling and long-time study to give us the shape and the feel of the immigrant experience rather than just the facts. It elucidates the hopes and the yearnings of the immigrants that propelled them out of their native environments to chance the hazards of the New World. It traces the profound imprint they made upon this world and how they, in turn, were changed by it.
Table of Contents
|Preface to New Edition||ix|
|4||New Worlds, New Visions||85|
|5||Religion as a Way of Life||105|
|7||In Fellow Feeling||152|
|8||Democracy and Power||180|
|10||The Shock of Alienation||231|
|13||After Two Decades||274|
|14||Encounters with Evidence||300|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book was okay, but in my opinion did not deserve the pulitzer prize. Througout the book the author repeats several themes too frequently throughout each chapter [as well as words].If Oscar Handlin could have expressed his points in a condensed version of this book, i believe i would have enjoyed it more. I will give him credit for putting some emotion and feeling into his writing, and for sharing specific situations relating to actual people.