An American in the making : the life story of an immigrant / M.E. Ravage ; edited and with an introduction by Steven G. Kellman.
Contributor(s): Kellman, Steven G.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Multi-ethnic literatures of the Americas: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 212 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813548661 (electronic bk.); 0813548667 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Ravage, M. E. (Marcus Eli), 1884-1965 | Romanian Americans -- Biography | Jews -- United States -- Biography | Immigrants -- United States -- Biography | Romanians -- Cultural assimilation -- United States -- Case studies | Acculturation -- United States -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: American in the making.DDC classification: 305.89591/073 LOC classification: E184.R8 | R2 2009Other classification: HU 9800 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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"First published by Harper & Brothers in 1917 and 1936"--T.p. verso.
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M.E. Ravage, one of almost two million Jews, was lured by tales of success to America at the turn of the twentieth century. After learning a new language and finding success in college he penned a vivid account of his own assimilation. Steven G. Kellman brings Ravage's story to life again in this new edition, providing a brief biography and historical and literary contexts. An American in the Making contributes to an understanding of the notion of "America" and remains timely, especially when massive immigration from Latin America and Asia, challenges ideas of national ident
Acknowledgments; Chronology; Introduction; An American in the Making; Contents; Introduction; Part One: The Alien at Home; Chapter I: The Prophet from America; Chapter II: The Gospel of New York; Chapter III: The Exodus; Chapter IV: To America on Foot; Chapter V: Farewell Forever; Part Two: The Alien Abroad; Chapter VI: First Impressions; Chapter VII: The Immigrant's America; Chapter VIII: "How Do You Like America?"; Chapter IX: Ventures and Adventures; Chapter X: Purifications; Chapter XI:The Ethics of the Bar; Part Three: The Education of an American
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