The Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans
As Told by Themselves Expanded edition
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Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans by Werner Sollors
Book DescriptionHamilton Holt, editor of The Independent, collected these touching autobiographies of ordinary people--new immigrants and sharecroppers, cooks and fishermen, women and men working in sweatshops, in the city, and on the land. First published in 1906, and reissued a decade ago, this new edition of Life Stories of Undistinguished Americans is expanded to include lives Holt did not include in his original selection, as well as a new preface by Werner Sollors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415925105
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Jan-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Werner Sollors
Temptation of Despair, Hardback (April 2014)
In Germany the end of World War II calls forth images of obliterated cities, hungry refugees, and ghostly monuments to Nazi crimes. Drawing on diaries, photographs, essays, reports, fiction and film, Werner Sollors makes visceral the sorrow and anger, guilt and pride, despondency and resilience of a defeated people--and the paradoxes of occupation.
Marrow of Tradition, Paperback (July 2012)
The Norton Critical Edition of this hugely influential novel gives readers the fullest possible sense of its historical background and critical assessment.
New Literary History of America, Paperback (May 2012)» View all books by Werner Sollors
America is a nation making itself up as it goes along. From the first conception of a New World in the sixteenth century to the latest re-envisioning of that world in cartoons, television, science fiction, and hip hop, this book gives us a fresh, kaleidoscopic view of what Made in America means.
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Author Biography - Werner Sollors
In addition to a career as a newspaper editor, Hamilton Holt was a supporter of Zora Neale Hurston and President of Rollins College. Werner Sollors is Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Professor of English Literature, Professor of Afro-American Studies, and Chair of the History of American Civilization Program at Harvard University. His books include Beyond Ethnicity and The Invention of Ethnicity.
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