JSE-FHSC | ISBN 978-078915154-4 | Softcover | $14.95
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From There to Here: The Immigrant Experience, Student Book

JSE-FHSC | ISBN 978-078915154-4 | Softcover | $14.95
JSE-FHHC | ISBN 978-078079311-8 | Hardcover | $21.95
From There to Here: The Immigrant Experience, Student Book
Should we keep America’s immigration door open? This book from the Literature & Thought series contains literature that challenges the reader, promotes critical thinking, and encourages independent exploration of themes and issues related to this topic.
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Contents

Prologue

Creating Context

Cluster One: Who Were the Immigrants and Why Did They Come?

  • The New Colossus (poem)Emma Lazarus
  • General Considerations for the Plantation in New England (pamphlet)John Winthrop et al.
  • A Slave Narrative (personal narrative)Gustavus Vassa
  • Old Skibbereen (ballad)Anonymous
  • Gold Mountain Poems (poems)Anonymous
  • The Pogroms Were All Around Us (personal narrative)Shmuel Goldman, with Milton Meltzer

Cluster Two: What First Experiences Did Immigrants Have?

  • Immigrant Kids (essay)Russell Freedman
  • Going to America (autobiography)Nicholas Gage
  • The Hardships of a Greenhorn (autobiography)Michael Pupin
  • Yes, Your Honesty (autobiography)George and Helen Waite Papashvily

Cluster Three: Did Immigrant Expectations Match Reality?

  • Bananas (autobiography)Michael Gold
  • Beyond the Pale (essay)Ronald Takaki
  • Tears of Autumn (short story)Yoshiko Uchida
  • America (song)Stephen Sondheim

Cluster Four: What Is the Immigrant Experience Today?

  • Von (oral history)As told to Janet Bode
  • You Are Only a Boy (biography)Margaret Poynter
  • The Tortilla Curtain (personal narrative)Michael Teague, as told to Al Santoli
  • Between Two Worlds (article)Patricia Smith
  • Tires Stacked in the Hallways of Civilization (poem)Martín Espada
  • Amir (short story)Paul Fleischman

Cluster Five: Thinking on Your Own

  • The Melting Pot Bubbles in Rego Park (essay)William E. Geist
  • Looking North (essay)Roberto Suro
  • Huddled Masses (article)Michael Satchell
  • Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Undocumented Foreigners (commentary)Charles Osgood
  • Immigrants (poem)Pat Mora
  • “My Fellow Citizens . . .” (essay)Paul Greenberg