Title Looking Back: The American Dream through Immigrant Eyes, 1907-1918. Introduction by Robert Jastrow.
Publisher New York: W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., .
Seller ID 70656s
Octavo, burgundy cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 202 pp. Illus. with b & w photos. Fine (As New), in a Near-Fine dust jacket with very slight edgewear. ̉Marie Jastrow tells the story of her family's first years in America...Few Americans are alive today who passed through Ellis Island in 1907, and fewer still are wrriting about it. Looking Back...is rare in its combination of historicity and anecdotal warmth...Marie Jastrow recaptures for us through her own experience the great events of an era -- the melting pot, the Panic of 1907, the forces that divided America as the nation moved toward World War I. Robert Jastrow has written an introduction on the political and economic evennts that generated the floodtide of European immigration -- thirty-three million immigrants to the United States from Europe in the years leading up to the first war....Ó