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An American in the making : the life story of an immigrant

Author: M E Ravage; Steven G Kellman
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009.
Series: Multi-ethnic literatures of the Americas.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Ravage, M.E. (Marcus Eli), 1884-1965.
American in the making.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008043609
(OCoLC)263497870
Named Person: M E Ravage; M E Ravage; Ravage.; Revici.
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: M E Ravage; Steven G Kellman
ISBN: 9780813548661 0813548667
OCLC Number: 593320890
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 212 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Multi-ethnic literatures of the Americas.
Responsibility: M.E. Ravage ; edited and with an introduction by Steven G. Kellman.

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At the turn of the twentieth century, M E Ravage set off in steerage for America, one of almost two million Jews who, like millions of others from eastern and southern Europe, were lured by tales of  Read more...

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