This masterwork of American immigrant literature is set in the 1920's on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and tells the story of Sara Smolinsky, the daughter of an Orthodox rabbi, who rebels against her father's rigid conception of Jewish womanhood. Photos.
A collection of ten short stories portraying immigrant life in 1920s New York City by the acclaimed Jewish American author of Bread Givers.
Anzia Yezierska, known as the "Cinderella of the Tenements," calls upon her own background as a child of immigrants who worked in sweatshops on Manhattan's Lower East Side to bring to life stories of women struggling to survive in similar circumstances. From a hardworking woman who becomes the target of...
Comprised mostly of memoirs with some fiction, this volume gathers selections from the writings of 85 immigrants from 45 countries that illustrate the changing views of immigrants in the United States.