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Special Sorrows: The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States Paperback – May 21, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0520233423 ISBN-10: 0520233425 Edition: First Edition, With a New Foreword by David Roediger

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  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition, With a New Foreword by David Roediger edition (May 21, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520233425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520233423
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,531,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A critically important step in furthering the discussion of [how] . . . race has interacted with immigrant adjustment and national construction." -- George Sanchez, Journal of American Ethnic History

"A scholarly study of the real roots of what Jacobson calls 'America's largely assimilated but ultimately "unmeltable" ethics'." -- Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

"This is one of the most significant studies of immigrant life in a many a year." -- J. D. Sarna, from CHOICE

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"Jacobson's book impressively lives up to its stark and splendid title, which is borrowed from Polish-Jewish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg's capsule description of the bonds uniting people into nations. For the immigrants whom Jacobson considers, nationalist sorrows seemed especially tragic, as they were felt and resisted in exile from the nations whose causes were being championed. Special Sorrows carefully delineates the centrality of Jewish, Polish and Irish supporters in the United States to national liberation movements abroad and, as expertly, details how such movements shaped immigrant life in the United States."—David Roediger, from the Foreword

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alice Faryna on July 24, 2010
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This book focuses on the immigration period around the turn of the last century. The first few chapters on how life in USA chronnicled the emigrants' views; that is, the reasons for emigration and the hope the US policy would support their dreams of creating (Jews) or reclaiming (Irish an Poles) a homeland. This part was somewhat tedious reading because it was too repetitive. The later chapters on the emigrants' reaction to the conflict in Cuba and the Phillipines were fascintating. It revealed the beginnings of empire building and sounded like current mideast policy.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 19, 1995
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Jacobson's book is at once a painstaking review of original texts and a highly compelling read, no matter how long ago your family arrived. A must read for professional historians and anyone interested in American Studies and Cultural History
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This is an academic book, but reads pretty well. Very informative for anyone interested in immigration. Like it a lot!
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 20, 2000
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This marvelous and insightful immigration history represents cultural history at its finest, with brilliant thoughts on the broader issues of homeland, citizenship and national identity alongside detailed investigations of Polish, Irish, and Eastern European settlers. If only this book was published in paperback, so it would be more accessible in the classroom!
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