Through the Eyes of an Immigrant

Author: Anatole Konstantin
Publisher: Konstantin Memoirs
ISBN: 9781944785031
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In this biographical follow-up book to "A Red Boyhood -- Growing up Under Stalin," author Anatole Konstantin tells us what happened after he got to America from the unique viewpoint of an immigrant from Soviet Russia arriving in 1949. His views on American life, Soviet history and American politics are an important perspective for today's reader.

Through the Eyes of an Immigrant

Author: Madhuri Sharma
Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780533160549
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A heart-warming memoir about Madhuri Sharma's arrival in America from Chennai, India in the 1970s. The author invites readers into her family's journey as they experience humorous, and sometimes challenging adventures in their new homeland.

Looking Back

Author: Marie Jastrow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393023480
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Richly illustrated with photographs spanning the period from the turn of the century to the close of the Great War, this memoir recalls the Jastrow family's early years in America.

Looking Through My Mother s Eyes

Author: Giovanna Del Negro
Publisher: Guernica Editions
ISBN: 9781550711745
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This look at the traditional and subversive world of women's folklore examines the realm of women's talk, exploring the ways Italian immigrant women from Montreal use classic folk genres to stretch the boundaries of their culture. Through songs, lullabies, bawdy riddles, and trickster tales, these women subvert, redefine, and alter what it means to be Italian and female in North America. More than just a study of Italian Canadians, this essay delves into broader themes of gender, immigration, and ethnicity, showcasing voices that contradict homogenising interpretations of traditional historical scholarship.

The American Dream Through the Eyes of Black African Immigrants in Texas

Author: Ami R. Moore
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761860274
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book investigates whether black African immigrants in Texas are achieving the American dream. During interviews with Moore, they reported that their lives in the United States had been, at best, incomplete. However, aware of the benefits of migration, they were willing to endure any challenges.

Second Rate Citizens Or Britain Through the Eyes of Polish Immigrants

Author: Immigrants
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781481051705
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Second-Rate Citizens or Britain through the Eyes of Polish Immigrants is a true page-turner. The authors have shown tremendous powers of observation while describing a number of work situations and behaviours. Their stories give a considerable insight into the lives of immigrants struggling to survive in the UK, and at the same time break the stereotype, held by many continental Europeans, about the British being warm and friendly towards foreigners. Like many other citizens of the former Communist Bloc seeking employment that would earn them a decent living in the UK, the authors believed in the assurances of British head-hunters about the law-abidingness and high culture of the British. Meanwhile, what they encountered was parochial attitudes, xenophobia, sloppiness and cunning which they would never have suspected to experience in Britain. Many an immigrant paid a high price for the so-called better life. By revealing facts, often hidden from family and friends, about the treatment of foreign citizens working in the UK, the book lays bare the true nature of the British and stimulates reflection. The careful reader will think twice whether it really makes sense for anyone to swap their dignity for a flat and a slightly better standard of living. The stories described here could well be turned into a TV serial about foreigners living and working in Britain and also, in a broader context, about different attitudes of the British, and the changes undergone by the immigrants. Let us hope that this book will become the first step in the process of demythologizing the "amazing" British, and that there will be more books which will allow the British to take a more careful look at their behaviours and draw the right conclusions. Do read this book.

A Red Boyhood

Author: Anatole Konstantin
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 082626638X
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Many children growing up in the Soviet Union before World War II knew the meaning of deprivation and dread. But for the son of an “enemy of the people,” those apprehensions were especially compounded. When the secret police came for his father in 1938, ten-year-old Anatole Konstantin saw his family plunged into a morass of fear. His memoir of growing up in Stalinist Russia re-creates in vivid detail the daily trials of people trapped in this regime before and during the repressive years of World War II—and the equally horrific struggles of refugees after that conflict. Evicted from their home, their property confiscated, and eventually forced to leave their town, Anatole’s family experienced the fate of millions of Soviet citizens whose loved ones fell victim to Stalin’s purges. His mother, Raya, resorted to digging peat, stacking bricks, and even bootlegging to support herself and her two children. How she managed to hold her family together in a rapidly deteriorating society—and how young Anatole survived the horrors of marginalization and war—form a story more compelling than any novel. Looking back on those years from adulthood, Konstantin reflects on both his formal education under harsh conditions and his growing awareness of the contradictions between propaganda and reality. He tells of life in the small Ukrainian town of Khmelnik just before World War II and of how some of its citizens collaborated with the German occupation, lending new insight into the fate of Ukrainian Jews and Nazi corruption of local officials. And in recounting his experiences as a refugee, he offers a new look at everyday life in early postwar Poland and Germany, as well as one of the few firsthand accounts of life in postwar Displaced Persons camps. A Red Boyhood takes readers inside Stalinist Russia to experience the grim realities of repression—both under a Soviet regime and German occupation. A moving story of desperate people in desperate times, it brings to life the harsh realities of the twentieth century for young and old readers alike.

Through My Eyes She Saw An immigrant s amazing and true story that will propel you into the future

Author: Lina Conte
Publisher: World Audience Inc
ISBN: 1934209104
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Born in Italy, Lina Aversa shares her inspirational true story of the gift she received from her grandmother whose eye sight was taken during World War II. Through My Eyes She Saw takes you on a journey of how you can conquer anything in life with the power of a strong mind. We all have a special gift within us whether we realize it or not. If you are someone who Believe’s in the truth and hears the truth all things are possible.