Unto a Good Land

Unto a Good Land

The third book in Moberg's classic Emigrant Novels series.

Author: Vilhelm Moberg

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press

ISBN: 0873517148

Category: Fiction

Page: 371

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Categories: Fiction

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature Volume 2

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature  Volume 2

The second book in the series, Invandrarna (1952), translated by Gustaf
Lannestock as Unto a Good Land (1954), deals ... Factories in the North, which
relied heavily on European immigrant labor, suffered a shortage of workers
during World ...

Author: Philip A. Greasley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253021168

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1064

View: 538

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.
Categories: Literary Collections

Sweden America

Sweden   America

VILHELM MOBERG THE EMIGRANT NOVELS , NOOK I VILHELM MOBERG
THE EMIGRANT NOVELS BOOK II VILHELM MOBERG THE EMIGRANT
NOVELSE ... Unto A Good Land ( Invandrarna ) and the writing of the immigrant
novels .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89084915305

Category: Swedish Americans

Page:

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Categories: Swedish Americans

Unto a Good Land

Unto a Good Land

For more information about this book visit: www.untoagoodland.com

Author: David Edwin Harrell Jr.

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802829449

Category: History

Page: 843

View: 372

Unto a Good Land offers a distinctive narrative history of the American people -- from the first contacts between Europeans and North America's native inhabitants, through the creation of a modern nation, to the standing of the United States as a world power. Written by a team of distinguished historians led by David Edwin Harrell, Jr. and Edwin S. Gaustad, this textbook shows how grasping the uniqueness of the bAmerican experimentb depends on understanding the role of religion as well as social, cultural, political, and economic factors in shaping U.S. history.A common shortcoming of most United States history textbooks is that while, in recent decades, they have expanded their coverage of social and cultural history, they still tend to shortchange the role of religious ideas, practices, and movements in the American past. Unto a Good Land addresses this shortcoming in a balanced way. The authors recognize that religion is only one of many factors that have influenced our past -- one, however, that has often been neglected in textbook accounts. This volume gives religion its appropriate place in the story.Unprecedented coverage of the forces that have shaped the history of the United States While none of America's rich history is left out, this volume is the first U.S. history textbook to give serious attention to the religious dimension of American life. This textbook is not a religious history; instead, it offers an account of American history that includes religious ideas, practices, and movements whenever they played a shaping role.Comprehensive and current This volume traces the American story from the earliest encounters between the first North Americaninhabitants and Europeans through the 2004 presidential election. Complete and balanced treatment is also given to issues of gender, race, and ethnicity, as well as cultural, political, and economic forces.A clear and compelling narrative The authors are more than expert historians; they are also talented writers who recognize history to be the retelling of human life. United by a seamless narrative structure, these chapters restore the bstoryb to history.Multiple formats specially designed for flexible classroom use Unto a Good Land is available as a single hardcover edition or as two paperback volumes, offering maximum flexibility when adapting curriculum for one- and two-semester courses in U.S. history. The two paperback volumes can be used for U.S. history survey courses divided at 1865 or 1900 -- or at any date in between.Informative special features to complement the text In addition to the book's exceptional narrative, an array of special features enhances the instructional value of the text and points students to resources for further study.Includes assistance for teaching and test preparation The instructor's manual for Unto a Good Land provides helpful suggestions for lesson plans and assignments, and the test bank provides multiple-choice and essay questions for use as study aids, quizzes, or tests.Suitable for instruction at both secular and religious colleges and universities Drawing on their experience in both secular and religious schools, the authors have ensured that this textbook is suitable for U.S. history classes in a wide variety of settings.
Categories: History

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

2 . Sexual orientation - Fiction . I . Title . MO , Yen , 1956FIC The Garlic Ballads /
Mo Yan ; translated from the Chinese by Howard Goldblatt ... The emigrant
novels / Vilhelm Moberg ; bk . ... FIC Unto a good land / Vilhelm Moberg ;
translated from the Swedish by Gustaf Lannestock ; with a new introduction by
Roger McKnight ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079622737

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058373955

Category: American literature

Page:

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A world list of books in the English language.
Categories: American literature

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023731261

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 356

Categories: American literature

The Best Novels of the Nineties

The Best Novels of the Nineties

Donald Duk: A Novel (¡99¡); Co›ee House ¡99¡ (HC); ¡99¡ (pbk) Chin's debut
novel is set in San Francisco's Chinatown and features Donald Duk ... post World
War II Vancouver, Jade Peony focuses on three siblings in an immigrant Chinese
family: Jook-Liang (the eldest and the only ... [and] in the end, her book achieves
emotional com- plexity that lifts it out of the realm of pot-boiler and into that of
poetry.

Author: Linda Parent Lesher

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786407422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 488

View: 467

Offers advice on selecting novels published from 1990 through 1998 by United States publishers, including a synopsis and critical commentary for each entry.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Twayne s World Authors Series

Twayne s World Authors Series

1949 name to stock , himself a Swedish emigrant , who became his English
translator , 12 and it was here beside the Pacific that he came to love that Moberg
completed both The Emigrants in 1949 and Unto a Good Land in 1952 . 13 His ...
Good Land was chosen as the Literary Guild ' s Book of the Month , but the
American publisher then radically abridged the translation of the last two volumes
into one ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3557943

Category: Literature

Page:

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Categories: Literature

Do You Have the Aptitude Personality to Be a Popular Author

Do You Have the Aptitude   Personality to Be a Popular Author

Read the book title, Silk Stockings Glimpses of 1904 Broadway, or A 19th
Century Immigrant's Love Story. It shows how a love story intertwines with a
historical novel that can be both a social history, romance novel, and historical
novel or family saga rolled into one published book. ... Write those two scenes
before sending them out to a publisher in an outline which usually asks for three
sample chapters ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440125201

Category: Reference

Page: 264

View: 438

Are you best-suited to be a historical novelist, mystery writer, short story sprinter, digital interactive story writer on ancient civilizations, a nonfiction writer, or an author of thrillers using historical settings or universal themes? Do you think like a fiction writer, investigative journalist, or an imaginative, creative nonfiction author writing biography in the style of genre or mainstream fiction? Enhance your creativity. How are you going to clarify and resolve the issues, problems, or situations in your plot by the way your characters behave to move the action forward? How do you get measurable results when writing fiction or creative nonfiction? Consider what steps you show to reveal how your story is resolved by the characters. This also is known as the dénouement. Dénouement as it applies to a short story or novel is the final resolution. It's your clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot. What category of dénouement will your characters take to move the plot forward? Take the writing style preference classifier and find out how you approach your favorite writing style using facts and acts. Which genre is for you--interactive, traditional, creative nonfiction, fiction, decisive or investigative? Would you rather write for readers that need to interact with their own story endings or plot branches? Which style best fits you? What's your writing profile? Enjoy this ancient echoes writing genre interest, personality, and aptitude classifier and see the various ways in which way you can be more creative. There are 35 questions seven questions for each of the five pairs. There are 10 choices, five assessments and a section on how to write a novel/story/script by developing depth of character that drives your plot.
Categories: Reference

Temporary People

Temporary People

This is why novels matter.” —Susan Hans O’Connor, Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA) “Deepak Unnikrishnan uses linguistic pyrotechnics to tell the story of forced transience in the Arabian Peninsula, where citizenship can never be ...

Author: Deepak Unnikrishnan

Publisher: Restless Books

ISBN: 9781632061447

Category: Foreign workers

Page: 256

View: 684

Winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing "Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review In the United Arab Emirates, foreign nationals constitute over 80 percent of the population. Brought in to construct and serve the towering monuments to wealth that punctuate the skylines of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, this labor force is not given the option of citizenship. Some ride their luck to good fortune. Others suffer different fates. Until now, the humanitarian crisis of the so-called “guest workers” of the Gulf has barely been addressed in fiction. With his stunning, mind-altering debut novel Temporary People, Deepak Unnikrishnan delves into their histories, myths, struggles, and triumphs. Combining the linguistic invention of Salman Rushdie and the satirical vision of George Saunders, Unnikrishnan presents twenty-eight linked stories that careen from construction workers who shapeshift into luggage and escape a labor camp, to a woman who stitches back together the bodies of those who’ve fallen from buildings in progress, to a man who grows ideal workers designed to live twelve years and then perish—until they don’t, and found a rebel community in the desert. With this polyphony of voices, Unnikrishnan maps a new, unruly global English and gives personhood back to the anonymous workers of the Gulf. "Guest workers of the United Arab Emirates embody multiple worlds and identities and long for home in a fantastical debut work of fiction, winner of the inaugural Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing.… The author's crisp, imaginative prose packs a punch, and his whimsical depiction of characters who oscillate between two lands on either side of the Arabian Sea unspools the kind of immigrant narratives that are rarely told. An enchanting, unparalleled anthem of displacement and repatriation." —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review "Inventive, vigorously empathetic, and brimming with a sparkling, mordant humor, Deepak Unnikrishnan has written a book of Ovidian metamorphoses for our precarious time. These absurdist fables, fluent in the language of exile, immigration, and bureaucracy, will remind you of the raw pleasure of storytelling and the unsettling nearness of the future." —Alexandra Kleeman, author of You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine “Inaugural winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, this debut novel employs its own brand of magical realism to propel readers into an understanding and appreciation of the experience of foreign workers in the Arab Gulf States (and beyond). Through a series of almost 30 loosely linked sections, grouped into three parts, we are thrust into a narrative alternating between visceral realism and fantastic satire.... The alternation between satirical fantasy, depicting such things as intelligent cockroaches and evil elevators, and poignant realism, with regards to necessarily illicit sexuality, forms a contrast that gives rise to a broad critique of the plight of those known euphemistically as ‘guest workers.’ VERDICT: This first novel challenges readers with a singular inventiveness expressed through a lyrical use of language and a laserlike focus that is at once charming and terrifying. Highly recommended.” —Henry Bankhead, Library Journal, Starred Review “Unnikrishnan’s debut novel shines a light on a little known world with compassion and keen insight. The Temporary People are invisible people—but Unnikrishnan brings them to us with compassion, intelligence, and heart. This is why novels matter.” —Susan Hans O’Connor, Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA) “Deepak Unnikrishnan uses linguistic pyrotechnics to tell the story of forced transience in the Arabian Peninsula, where citizenship can never be earned no matter the commitment of blood, sweat, years of life, or brains. The accoutrements of migration—languages, body parts, passports, losses, wounds, communities of strangers—are packed and carried along with ordinary luggage, blurring the real and the unreal with exquisite skill. Unnikrishnan sets before us a feast of absurdity that captures the cruel realities around the borders we cross either by choice or by force. In doing so he has found what most writers miss: the sweet spot between simmering rage at a set of circumstances, and the circumstances themselves.” —Ru Freeman, author of On Sal Mal Lane “Deepak writes brilliant stories with a fresh, passionate energy. Every page feels as if it must have been written, as if the author had no choice. He writes about exile, immigration, deportation, security checks, rage, patience, about the homelessness of living in a foreign land, about historical events so strange that, under his hand, the events become tales, and he writes tales so precisely that they read like history. Important work. Work of the future. This man will not be stopped.” —Deb Olin Unferth, author of Revolution “From the strange Kafka-esque scenarios to the wholly original language, this book is amazing on so many different levels. Unlike anything I've ever read, Temporary People is a powerful work of short stories about foreign nationals who populate the new economy in the United Arab Emirates. With inventive language and darkly satirical plot lines, Unnikrishnan provides an important view of relentless nature of a global economy and its brutal consequences for human lives. Prepare to be wowed by the immensely talented new voice.” —Hilary Gustafson, Literati Bookstore (Ann Arbor, MI) “Absolutely preposterous! As a debut, author Unnikrishnan shares stories of laborers, brought to the United Arab Emirates to do menial and everyday jobs. These people have no rights, no fallback if they have problems or health issues in that land. The laborers in Temporary People are sewn back together when they fall, are abandoned in the desert if they become inconvenient, and are even grown from seeds. As a collection of short stories, this is fantastical, imaginative, funny, and even more so, scary, powerful, and ferocious.” —Becky Milner, Vintage Books (Vancouver WA)
Categories: Foreign workers

35 Best Books for Teaching U S Regions

35 Best Books for Teaching U S  Regions

CARE M30 BAYARN SOKK Lensey Namioka Yang the Youngest and His
Terrible Ear Yearling , 1992 Book Pairing ... but nothing can turn him into the
accomplished musician his father expects him to be , while nothing can turn his
best ... Many picture books take a look at pieces of ! the immigrant experience . ...
Namioka " and her sisters made up their own tales of valiant sword - fighting
outlaws to amuse one another after the family's move to the United States during
World War II .

Author: Toni Buzzeo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0439207630

Category: Education

Page: 112

View: 600

Take your students on a learning-packed trip across the U.S. with books they’ll love! This resource includes background information, activity ideas, reproducibles, and Internet connections to help you use 35 great novels as springboards to social studies learning. A great way to get your kids to read more deeply—and learn about the seven U.S. regions. For use with Grades 4-8.
Categories: Education

Severance

Severance

. . The novel's strength lies in Ma's accomplished handling of the walking dead conceit to reflect on what constitutes the good life. This is a clever and dextrous debut.’ Publishers Weekly

Author: Ling Ma

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781925774139

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 632

Candace Chen, a millennial drone self-sequestered in a Manhattan office tower, is devoted to routine: her work, watching movies with her boyfriend, avoiding thoughts of her recently deceased Chinese immigrant parents. So she barely notices when a plague of biblical proportions sweeps the world. Candace joins a small group of survivors, led by the power-hungry Bob, on their way to the Facility, where, Bob promises, they will have everything they need to start society anew. But Candace is carrying a secret she knows Bob will exploit. Should she escape from her rescuers? A send-up and takedown of the rituals, routines and missed opportunities of contemporary life, Severance is a moving family story, a deadpan satire and a heartfelt tribute to the connections that drive us to do more than survive. Ling Ma was born in Sanming, China and grew up in Utah, Nebraska and Kansas. She attended the University of Chicago and received an MFA from Cornell University. Prior to graduate school she worked as a journalist and editor. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Vice, Playboy, Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter and other publications. A chapter of Severance received the 2015 Graywolf SLS Prize. She lives in Chicago. ‘A clever and dextrous debut.’ Publishers Weekly ‘Funny, frightening, and touching...Ling Ma manages the impressive trick of delivering a bildungsroman, a survival tale, and satire of late capitalist millennial angst in one book, and Severance announces its author as a supremely talented writer to watch.’ Millions Most Anticipated ‘This is a biting indictment of late-stage capitalism and a chilling vision of what comes after, but that doesn't mean it's a Marxist screed or a dry Hobbesian thought experiment...Ma also offers lovely meditations on memory and the immigrant experience. Smart, funny, humane, and superbly well-written.’ Kirkus Reviews, starred review ‘Ma’s language does so much in this book, and its precision, its purposeful specificity, implicates an entire generation. But what is most remarkable is the gentleness with which Ma describes those working within the capital-S System. What does it mean if a person finds true comfort working as a "cog" in a system they disagree with? Is that comfort any less real?’ Buzzfeed, #1 Summer Read Pick ‘Embracing the [apocalyptic fiction] genre but somehow transcending it, Ma creates a truly engrossing and believable anti-utopian world...[An] extraordinary debut.’ Booklist, American Library Association (starred review) ‘Ma’s writing about the jargon of globalised capitalism has a mix of humour and pathos that reminded me a little of Infinite Jest and a little of George Saunders; it produced a sense of estrangement from my cosmetics, my clothes, and my iPhone. I finished it feeling sad and sensitive to the garbage all around us that comes at such a high cost to planetary and human welfare.’ New Yorker, What We’re Reading This Summer ‘Ling Ma has given us a terrifyingly plausible vision of our collective future...and yet, somehow, Severance could easily be the funniest book of the year. It’s a brilliant, deadpan novel of survival, in this world and in the precarious world to come.’ J. Robert Lennon, author of Broken River ‘The novel’s strength lies in Ma’s accomplished handling of the walking dead conceit to reflect on what constitutes the good life. This is a clever and dextrous debut.’ Publishers Weekly ‘A smart, searing exposé on the perils of consumerism, Google overload, and millennial malaise...An already established audience will be eager to discover this work.’ Library Journal
Categories: Fiction

The Emigrant s Tale

The Emigrant s Tale

Author: James Bird

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600042256

Category: Canada

Page: 192

View: 662

Categories: Canada

Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

Best Jewish Books for Children and Teens

Probably the best-known and best loved-children's book of Jewish content ever
written in English, Sydney Taylor's ... children's books to be widely read by non-
Jewish children, and not only did it give Jewish readers a feeling of acceptance
into ... In honor of their author, the Association of Jewish Libraries named its two
children's book awards after Sydney Taylor: The ... a stranger in a strange land.
And 147 148 although Jews have come to America from many distant. 6.
Immigrant Life.

Author: Silver

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 9780827611214

Category: Social Science

Page: 375

View: 870

Linda Silver selected the titles that "represent the best in writing, illustration, reader appeal, and authentically Jewish content--in picture books, fiction and non-fiction, for readers ranging from early childhood through the high school years."--P. [4] of cover.
Categories: Social Science

Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland Volume 2

Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland  Volume 2

the emigrant experience hastened the transition from orality to print, since Gaelic
ministers in the new colonies were in very short ... (Meek 2002: 96–8) Nothing
illustrates better how the boundaries between popular and elite culture, between
the oral, the written and the ... is much altered in his principles, assured several
persons at Oxford that he found Paine's books, translated into Erse, in the hands
of ...

Author: Stephen W Brown

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748650958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

View: 419

The first thorough study of the book trade during the age of Fergusson and Burns.
Categories: Literary Criticism

From Immigrant to Inventor

From Immigrant to Inventor

I said to myself: "Michael Pupin, the most valuable asset which you carried into New York harbor nine years ago was your knowledge of, and profound respect and admiration for, the best traditions of your race...the most valuable assets ...

Author: Michael Pupin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781596055155

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 440

View: 774

As I sat on the deck of the ship which was taking me to the universities of Europe, and watched its eagerness to get away from the busy harbor of New York, I thought of the day when, nine years before, I had arrived on the immigrant ship. I said to myself: "Michael Pupin, the most valuable asset which you carried into New York harbor nine years ago was your knowledge of, and profound respect and admiration for, the best traditions of your race...the most valuable assets which you are now taking with you from New York harbor is your knowledge of, and profound respect and admiration for, the best traditions of your adopted country." Michael Pupin's was a genuinely American story, the lifelong journey of a boy from rural Serbia, from a town so tiny it appeared on no maps, who became one of the greatest scientists of the early 20th century, changing the lives of people the world over with his technological innovations-he invented the therapeutic X-ray and made telephone communications practical and inexpensive-and helping to invent the modern world we know today. First published in 1922, Pupin's autobiography won the Pulitzer Prize in 1924, but Pupin's insightful and incisive words are their own greatest recommendation.Also available from Cosimo Classics: Pupin's The New Reformation.American physicist and writer MICHAEL IDVORSKY PUPIN (1858-1935) was born in Serbia and emigrated to the United States as a teenager. As a professor and researcher at Columbia University, he invented sonar and made important discoveries in the fields of X-ray physics and telecommunications.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Immigrant Narratives

Immigrant Narratives

Drawing upon postcolonial, translation, and minority discourse theory, Immigrant Narratives investigates how key Arab American and Arab British writers have described their immigrant experiences, and in so doing acted as mediators and ...

Author: Wail S. Hassan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199354979

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 278

View: 506

Drawing upon postcolonial, translation, and minority discourse theory, Immigrant Narratives investigates how key Arab American and Arab British writers have described their immigrant experiences, and in so doing acted as mediators and interpreters between cultures, and how they have forged new identities in their adopted countries.
Categories: Literary Collections

Vita

Vita

A sweeping tale of discovery, love, and loss, Vita is a passionate blend of biography and autobiography, of fantasy and fiction.

Author: Melania G. Mazzucco

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429974265

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 279

In April 1903, the steamship Republic spills more than two thousand immigrants onto Ellis Island. Among them are Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, nine, sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make their way in America. Amid the chaos and splendor of New York, the misery and criminality of Little Italy, and the shady tenants of Vita's father's decrepit Prince Street boarding house, Diamante and Vita struggle to survive, to create a new life, and to become American. From journeys west in search of work to journeys back to Italy in search of their roots, to Vita's son's encounter with his mother's home town while serving as an army captain in World War II, Vita touches on every aspect of the heartbreaking and inspiring immigrant story. The award-winning Italian author Melania G. Mazzucco weaves her own family history into a great American novel of the immigrant experience. A sweeping tale of discovery, love, and loss, Vita is a passionate blend of biography and autobiography, of fantasy and fiction.
Categories: Fiction