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The sweetness of freedom : stories of immigrants

Author: Stephen Garr Ostrander; Martha Aladjem Bloomfield
Publisher: East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: The Sweetness of Freedom presents an eclectic grouping of late nineteenth-and twentieth-century immigrants' narratives and the personal artifacts, historical documents, and photographs these travelers brought on their journeys to Michigan. Most of the oral histories in this volume are based on interviews conducted with the immigrants themselves. Some of the immigrants presented here hoped to gain better  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ostrander, Stephen Garr.
Sweetness of freedom.
East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, ©2010
(OCoLC)774285356
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Garr Ostrander; Martha Aladjem Bloomfield
ISBN: 9780870139772 0870139770
OCLC Number: 502676347
Awards: Winner of Michigan Notable Books 2011
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Multicultural Nonfiction) 2011
Description: xx, 392 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I have a beautiful country to work from / Mathias J. Alten, an artist from Germany --
Where the streets were paved with gold / Louis Padnos, a Russian Jew --
America was the best country to live in / Haratoune Adrounie, an Armenian from Turkey --
We wanted to be American / Olga Koskela from Finland --
Immigration didn't solve all our problems / The Skrzypek family from Poland --
We weren't always welcome in America / Angeline Spadafore from Italy --
Anything that I've set my mind to, I usually accomplish / Carlean Gill, an African American --
No Mexicans allowed! / Marylou Hernandez, a Mexican American from Texas --
The trip become a great adventure / Benno Levi, a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany --
The promise of a better future / The Damstras from the Netherlands --
We didn't know how our future would be / Iwao Ishino, a Japanese American, at the Colorado River War Relocation Center --
We have to make the best of the situation / Mary Kobayashi, a Japanese American, at the Colorado River War Relocation Center --
From Korea with Love / Oh Ae Kyung, an orphan from Korea --
Call your brother in Michigan / Sharkey S. Haddad, a Chaldean from Iraq --
We belong to America just as much as America belongs to us / The Hamzas, an Arab Muslim family from Lebanon --
I never believed I would stay in America / Minchuan Yang and his daughter, Katie, from China --
I can almost taste the sweetness of freedom / Lance Truong escapes from Vietnam --
Be like the bees, make plenty of hives and honey / Deo Ngonyani from Tanzania.
Responsibility: Stephen Garr Ostrander & Martha Aladjem Bloomfield.

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Overview: The Sweetness of Freedom presents an eclectic grouping of late nineteenth-and twentieth-century immigrants' narratives and the personal artifacts, historical documents, and photographs these travelers brought on their journeys to Michigan. Most of the oral histories in this volume are based on interviews conducted with the immigrants themselves. Some of the immigrants presented here hoped to gain better education and jobs. Others - refugees - fled their homelands because of war, poverty, repression, religious persecution, or ethnic discrimination. All dreamt of freedom and opportunity. They tell why they left their homelands, why they chose to settle in Michigan, and what they brought or left behind. Some wanted to preserve their heritage, religious customs, traditions, and ethnic identity. Others wanted to forget past conflicts and lost family members. Their stories reveal how they established new lives far away from home, how they endured homesickness and separation, what they gave up and what they gained.

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