Immigrant Voices

Immigrant Voices

Twenty-Four Voices on Becoming an American

Editor: Gordon Hutner

Mass Market Paperback
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780451526984
  • 400 Pages
  • Signet
  • Adult


This wonderful anthology recreates the past from the voices of those who struggled to adapt to the “new world.” Facing such adversity as assimilation, prejudice, poverty, homesickness, and identity, these newcomers were able to persevere and their inspiring stories are full of hope, faith, and conviction. Gathering together narratives from the eighteenth to the twentieth century, this one-of-a-kind collection provides both a historical and uniquely personal perspective on the struggles and successes of immigrants–and illuminates for readers the difficult, rewarding experience of becoming an American.

Table of Contents

Letters from an American Farmer
Hector St. John de Crevecoeur

Inquiries of an Emigrant
Joseph Pickering

A True Picture of Emigration
Rebecca Burlend

Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie

Frontier Mother
Gro Svendsen

The Nun of Kenmare
Margaret Anna Cusack

A Woman’s Quest
Marie Zakrzewska

Story of a Pioneer
Anna Howard Shaw

Memories of Henry Villard
Henry Villard

The Making of an American
Jacob Riis

The Promised Land
Mary Antin

From Alien to Citizen
Edward Steiner

A Far Journey
Abraham Rihbany

The Americanization of Edward Bok
Edward Bok

Up Stream
Ludwig Lewisohn

Caste and Outcast
Dhan Ghopal Mukerji

A Daughter of the Samurai
Etsu Sugimoto

From Immigrant to Inventor
Michael Pupin

The Soul of an Immigrant
Constantine Panunzio

A Long Way From Home
Claude McKay

Chinaman’s Chance
No-Young Park

America Is in the Heart
Carlos Bulosan

Barrio Boy
Ernesto Galarza

Quiet Odyssey
Mary Paik Lee

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