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The Ethnic Press

Shaping the American Dream

Leara D. Rhodes

Millions of people have come to America seeking a different life than the one they had in their home country. The storied lives of these immigrants fill copious volumes of literature, each volume with its own interpretation of history. In documenting the history of immigrants in America through the lens of their newspapers, this groundbreaking book offers a new interpretation, illuminating how ethnic presses in America helped to shape the American Dream. Moreover, the book shows how the ethnic press continues to reshape this dream, as its function has changed from one of acculturation to assimilation to cultural pluralism targeted at the immigrant audience. The similarities between the newspapers, whether they were sojourner, political, religious, or literary in form, provide a fresh perspective on the shaping of the American Dream.

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Index Acculturation, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 49, 123, 138-140, 156 Advertisements, 128-129 To attract immigrants, 23, 24, 85, 100-101, 119, 120 Types of, 51-53, 85 African American Press, 4 The Alarm, 52, 76, 102 Alger, Horatio, Jr., 37 Alte und Neue Welt, 113 American Association of Foreign Language Newspapers, 26-27 American Dream Concept development of, 1, 4, 5, 7, 31-32, 36-37, 121, 142 Future of, 3, 100, 150-151, 153, 159 Questioning the, 12, 29, 136, 146 Shaping the, 6, 44, 69, 71, 87- 88, 106, 109, 111, 115 American-Hungarian Loyalty League, 61 American Progressive Association, 71 American Protective Association, 82 Amish, 72, 85, 138, 154 Anarchist presses, 8, 45, 52 Angel Island, 32, 153 Anti-Defamation League, 22 Arbeiter-Zeitung, 48, 52, 102-103, 117 Arbeter Tsaytung Publishing Association, 134-135 Assimilation Alternatives to, 49, 52, 156 Description of, 137, 140, 142- 144 Functions of, 3-4, 6, 7, 145 Obstacles to, 59, 66, 139, 150, 159 Process of, 8, 10, 123, 145, 156 Association papers, 42, 45, 46, 47, 52, 62 Australians, 3, 126 Austria Conflict, 5, 34, 88, 96 Immigrant, 28, 95, 133 Subsidies from, 97 Barsotti, Carlo, 42-43 Bennett Law, 77 Bokstugan, 95, 118-119 Boston Pilot Defends Catholicism, 50, 73, 80- 81, 141 Editorial policy, 131-132 Embraces America, 98, 147 Fenians, 92, 130 Nationalism, 24, 74, 131-132 Missing friends, 53 Britain, 31, 35, 91 Cahan, Abraham, 53, 117, 134 Calendars, 10, 119-120 Canada, 4. 31, 35, 92, 153 Catholic Miscellany of Charleston, 73 Catholic University of America, 78, 92 Chew, Ng...

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