The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People

The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People

by Oscar Handlin

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316343138
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 08/30/1973
Series: Uprooted , #1
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to New Editionix
Introduction3
1Peasant Origins7
2The Crossing34
3Daily Bread58
4New Worlds, New Visions85
5Religion as a Way of Life105
6The Ghettos129
7In Fellow Feeling152
8Democracy and Power180
9Generations203
10The Shock of Alienation231
11Restriction255
12Promises268
13After Two Decades274
14Encounters with Evidence300
Acknowledgments331

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The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.