Becoming America Year 3

Fall Seminar 4

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Location: Ferryway School, 150 Cross Street, Malden Map


See the Fall Seminar #4 Synopsis on the Becoming America Blog - Fall Seminar #4 - Mary Antin's Promised Land

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Professor Cannato discusses the causes of Jewish migration.

Scheduled Topic:

Mary Antin, The Promised Land
Vincent Cannato, Ph.D., UMass Boston

Powerpoint from the Seminar

Download PPT Slides [2 MB]
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Readings

Mary Antin, Chapters 1-2, 6-11, 16-20, The Promised Land
http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/antin/land/land.html
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Alternatively, you can also access the book via Google Books - Mary Antin's The Promised Land

ASSIGNMENT

Choose a passage ­ a sentence, a paragraph, or a number of paragraphs ­ from
Mary Antin's The Promised Land that you either found interesting, confusing,
or annoying. Be prepared to explain in class why you chose that passage and
what it tells us about Antin's experiences as an immigrant.
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A Bintel Brief - Selected letters
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Mary Antin's The Promised Land, image from the Boston Public Library Rare Books Department. Image by Robert Simpson