An American in the Making: The Life Story of an Immigrant (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the Americas (MELA))

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At the turn of the twentieth century, M. E. Ravage set off in steerage for America, one of almost two million Jews who, like millions of others from eastern and southern Europe, were lured by tales of worldly success. Seventeen years after arriving on Ellis Island, Ravage had mastered a new language, found success in college, and engagingly penned in English this vivid account of the ordeals and pleasures of departure and assimilation.

Steven G. Kellman brings Ravage's story to life again in this new edition, providing a brief biography and introduction that place the memoir within historical and literary contexts. An American in the Making contributes to a broader understanding of the global notion of "America" and remains timely, especially in an era when massive immigration, now from Latin America and Asia, challenges ideas of national identity.

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STEVEN G. KELLMAN is a professor of comparative literature at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the author of several books.

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"America... "Everyone who went there became a millionaire overnight, and a doctor or teacher into the bargain. There, in America, was my future as well as theirs. For it would take me only a few weeks to make enough money to send for the whole family." These were the optimistic words of M. E. Ravage, a sixteen-year old Romanian Jew who crossed the ocean in the early 1900s in search of a New World of wealth, fortune, and opportunity."

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