From the Outer World by Oscar Handlin
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From the Outer World
By Oscar Handlin

From the Outer World

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From the Outer World by Oscar Handlin

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New "voyagers" in the 20th century, from Asia, Africa, Australia, and Latin America, record their experiences in the United States. The narratives of the non-Europeans do not differ dramatically from those of their predecessors, but clearly reflect the circumstances of their composition, as well as the political prejudices of the author. These literary products have earned far less attention than those of the English, French, Germans, and Russians, and this volume aims to redress the balance. The earliest of the travel accounts is from Rabindranath Tagore in 1924, and the most recent is from V.S. Naipaul in 1989. Many accounts are newly translated from Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Spanish. These writers have noted the repercussions of unsettled lives, perceived class differences, contention regarding the position of women, and many other issues of concern.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674326408
ISBN-10: 0674326407
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 162mm x 27mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Boston's Immigrants by Oscar Handlin Boston's Immigrants, Paperback (December 1991)

Illuminates the history of Boston, focusing on the life of people from the perspective of the social historian. The author explores a range of subjects - the causes of European migration, population growth and industrial development, urban politics and the dynamics of prejudice.

Uprooted by Oscar Handlin Uprooted, Hardback (June 1990)

Provides an historical account of the 35,000,000 people who emigrated to America in the 19th and early 20th century. The author offers an insight into alienation, its consequences and the emotions of those involved. The book examines their disillusionment incited by a new land.

Truth in History by Oscar Handlin Truth in History, Paperback (April 1981)

A professional critique of the tendency in academic scholarship to prove worth, which becomes relevance and which in turn is interpreted as a search not for truth but political correctness. Handlin explores the social history of historians and how and why a discipline surrenders the search for truth in favour of assertions of ideological purity.

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Author Biography - Oscar Handlin

Oscar Handlin, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, is Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University. He is the editor of This Was America. Lilian Handlin is the author of George Bancroft: The Intellectual as Democrat. Together with Oscar Handlin, she has recently completed the four-volume History of Liberty in America.

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