Journey to America

Journey to America

It's 1938, and terrible things are happening in Germany.

Author: Sonia Levitin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439136850

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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It's 1938, and terrible things are happening in Germany. Jews are being hounded with no laws: you must a wear a yellow star on your clothing; you cannot attend this school; you cannot go here...or there. The Nazis are in charge. Lisa Platt lives with her parents and two sisters. She doesn't fully know what is happening, but she is scared. Her father decides the family's only chance is to get to America. He'll have to go first to find a home and a job. Meanwhile, Lisa, her mother, and sisters will have to live Switzerland and wait to hear from him. And so they do, waiting, enuduring more hardships than any of them could ever have imagined.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Journey to America

Journey to America

Translation of notebooks kept by the author during his last visit to America in 1831-32.

Author: Alexis de Tocqueville

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000003231711

Category: United States

Page: 394

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Translation of notebooks kept by the author during his last visit to America in 1831-32.
Categories: United States

Notes on a Journey in America

Notes on a Journey in America

Author: Morris Birkbeck

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXJ3RG

Category: Edwards County (Ill.)

Page: 163

View: 305

Categories: Edwards County (Ill.)

Enemies of the People

Enemies of the People

Relates the author's eyewitness account of her parents' arrests in Cold War Budapest, Hungary, and the terrible separation that followed, drawing on secret police files to reveal how her family was betrayed by friends and colleagues.

Author: Kati Marton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416586135

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Relates the author's eyewitness account of her parents' arrests in Cold War Budapest, Hungary, and the terrible separation that followed, drawing on secret police files to reveal how her family was betrayed by friends and colleagues.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Notes on a Journey in America

Notes on a Journey in America

His Notes on a Journey In America, from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois, first printed in 1817, extolled the advantages of settlement in the Illinois prairies"--Foreward.

Author: Morris Birkbeck

Publisher: Ann Arbor [Mich.] : University Microfilms

ISBN: UOM:39015034434137

Category: Edwards County (Ill.).

Page: 156

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"Morris Birkbeck, and English farmer, emigrated to America in 1817 and settled in Illinois. He was not just another poor emigrant, however. In England he had leased an estate of 1,500 acres and had kept abreast of the latest agricultural techniques... He possessed considerable capital and when he arrived in the United States determined to establish a colony for himself and other emigrants in the Illinois Territory. His Notes on a Journey In America, from the Coast of Virginia to the Territory of Illinois, first printed in 1817, extolled the advantages of settlement in the Illinois prairies"--Foreward.
Categories: Edwards County (Ill.).

JOURNEY TO AMERICA

JOURNEY TO AMERICA

It felt to me like I was betraying the love for my hometown by choosing to leave for America, a country that would become my own.

Author: D. J. MAQNLI

Publisher: MAQNLI

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 317

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The interesting true story of a young man who left his home country in Latin America to go to the United States in hopes to reach the American Dream he had only heard of. With only a backpack, his faith in God and a heart full of love, he embarked on a journey of a lifetime. From the fear, and the dangers of the journey itself, to the hopes for a better life in the Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave up north, it's all in this personal memoir.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Journey to America

Journey to America

PRAISE FOR JOURNEY TO AMERICA “A very moving though never maudlin story with good characterization and a fast pace, this novel will be a definite asset to ...

Author: Sonia Levitin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534464650

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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A beautifully repackaged 50th anniversary edition of Sonia Levitin’s powerful classic story about a young Jewish girl forced to flee her home, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. In 1938, Lisa Platt and her family know something dangerous is happening in Germany. Lately, there have been more and more restrictions for Jews: yellow stars they have to wear, schools they cannot attend, things they are forbidden to do. When their neighbors are arrested for petty reasons, the Platts realize they have to escape. Forbidden to bring money or possessions out of the country, Lisa’s father secretly leaves for America, planning to work until he can send for them. But when conditions in Germany worsen, Lisa, her mother, and her sisters flee to Switzerland to wait, surviving on what little they have in a continent hurtling toward war. Inspired by Sonia Levitin’s own experience of fleeing Germany as a child, this moving novel chronicles one family’s bravery in the face of aggression and apathy.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

MATEJ S JOURNEY TO AMERICA

MATEJ S JOURNEY TO AMERICA

Basedoncarbon tests on artifacts found incaves in Peru,Argentina and Chile,it seemsthat man completed this journey to the southern tipof South America by ...

Author: Donald F. Chmelka

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781403339294

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 504

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Matej's Journey to America is a creative-nonfiction chronicle exploring the forces that drove our immigrant ancestors to new lands. After Adam and Eve's eviction from Eden, man slowly scattered with a great dispersion occurring about 2700 BC as the Lord confounded the tongues of presumptuous Babylonians building a tower to heaven. Among the afflicted was an Aryan slave named Chmelka who was growing hops (chmel in the new Slavic language) to flavor beer for his Semitic masters. As the Slavs fled northward toward unknown Czech lands, other tribes migrated in all directions. According to The Book of Mormon, the righteous Jared took a Semitic clan from Babel across the mountains, deserts and oceans to a New World . . . later named America. Another Semitic clan that passed through Babylon 850 years later included a young Abraham, destined to be the patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. He introduced the concept of a single God revered by all his religious descendants, but despite their many commonalties, each of these three great religions seem convinced it has the only correct formula for salvation, justifying incredible atrocities with God always on its side. The descendants of the first Chmelka struggled as great civilizations developed and fell through the turmoil and bloodshed of the Dark Ages. Marco Polo awakened Europe in the late 13th century to the riches of the Far East, giving rise to explorers like Christopher Columbus who stumbled onto the North American Continent in 1492. The Protestant Reformation began to divide the Holy Roman Empire at the time, adding to the bloodshed as Austria, Prussia and France fought for domination in Europe. Meanwhile, Spain, England and France were colonizing and competing for control in the New World that was becoming home to an increasing number of European emigrants looking for a better life. The American Colonies fought for independence and then began to absorb all lands from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Thomas Jefferson purchased the immense Louisiana Territory from Napoleon in 1803, after which mountain men opened the West to homesteaders, miners and ranchers. My great-great-grandfather Matej was born as the Rocky Mountain fur trade boomed in 1825, and grew up on a 13-acre farm in Moravia where the Chmelkas had been serfs since Charlemagne was crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor a millennium earlier. Matej became a Dragoon in the Austrian Imperial Army and helped put down a revolution in Prague in 1848 – the year gold was discovered in California – but war spread and life worsened for European peasants. Gold, homesteads and wild Texas longhorns free for the taking lured thousands of oppressed Europeans to America on steamships and railroads now making long-distance travel feasible. After Prussia defeated the Austrian Empire – including Bohemia and Moravia – and then France, Matej's family escaped its misery and immigrated to Nebraska in 1871. They found a difficult life with grasshoppers, drought, hail and fires destroying crops . . . spurring Matej's fourteen-year-old son to join a Texas cattle drive and then dodge Indians and gunfighters for fourteen years in the Wild West. New technologies in farm equipment, transportation and communications made America the envy of the world in 1902 when Matej died and was buried near the prairie church he helped build. Matej's Journey to America honors him and his fellow immigrants – ordinary men and women generally lost in history – for the legacies and opportunities they gave us in our great land of freedom.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Untold Journey of America

An Untold Journey of America

ARK AN Untold Journey America A review in rhyme of the socio - economic and spiritual ideas that shaped the identity of the early American people to the ...

Author: ARK

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781977236494

Category: Fiction

Page: 73

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Join an imaginary merchant ship in 1608 sailing from England to the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, where King James awaits its arrival. A group of Irish rebels are to be sent to America as the first shipload of white Irish slaves to work in the English Colonial plantations. Unbeknown to their English captors, these slaves are actually monks and scribes—descendants of the high kings and earls of Ireland. After an eventful journey at sea, the slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia, where they discover a common spiritual heritage with their African counterparts. Despite terrible living conditions, the slaves’ compound of the slaves becomes a place of dialogue, community building, love and friendship, and spiritual transformation. The Unknown Journey to America covers prerevolutionary events that cast the early foundation of the American cultural identity and their lasting effects on present-day economics and socio-political conditions.
Categories: Fiction

A Journey to America in 1834 Esprios Classics

A Journey to America in 1834  Esprios Classics

In this book he describes his journey from England to America. By steamer, stage, horseback, and by foot, he draws an interesting picture of America and ...

Author: Robert Heywood

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781794870413

Category: United States

Page: 112

View: 527

Categories: United States

The Way of Saint James Journey to America

The Way of Saint James  Journey to America

He would immigrate to the promised land of America and would take Lise with him. ... and saved every bit of money they could for their future journey.

Author: Eugene Sierras

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781490796178

Category: Fiction

Page: 346

View: 356

The Way of Saint James: Journey to America is the story about a family with origins in Spain and their journey to America, including the United States of America and Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (the United Mexican States). The story focuses on the lives of two men, Mihail Gurevich and Baltazar de la Vega. Their families’ background, history, and the lives they led in Europe under conditions that motivated both men to immigrate to America to seek a better life are told. Both men departed when they were young and overcame several obstacles with a resolve to achieve a life in which they could live in freedom and prosper with hard work and dedication toward family. Both individuals were products of not only their place of birth but also the societies in which they lived. Both left what could have been a life not confronted by danger and the unknown. Both chose to venture forth, accepting whatever challenges and risks life may present to them. Their journeys occurred against the larger history of Europe in which they lived. Their journey is similar to the mystical El Camino de Santiago, the Way of Saint James, which served as a metaphor of their quest.
Categories: Fiction

Journey to America

Journey to America

so * *o: o a *** A R T E S S C I E N T I A V E R L T A S JOURNEY TO AMERICA Collected Speeches , Statements Press , Radio.

Author: Konrad Adenauer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015009155931

Category: Germany

Page: 192

View: 314

Categories: Germany

Journey to America

Journey to America

Aniela Kaminski's Story: A Voyage from Poland During Wwii Clare Pastore . . Aniela Kaminski ' s Story THEY LEFT THEIR HOMELANDS DURING.

Author: Clare Pastore

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425188167

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 786

When Poland's defeat and occupation by the Germans bring hardship to Warsaw, twelve-year-old Aniela Kaminski and her father escape through Sweden to the United States, where she faces new problems as she continues to worry about her friends back in Poland.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

A Black Man s Journey in America Glimpses of Islam Conversations and Travels

A Black Man s Journey in America  Glimpses of Islam  Conversations and Travels

In A Black Man's Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels, I have placed my family's history within the context of that Islamic heritage.

Author: Muhammad Ali Salaam

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462873995

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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One of the most progressive movements for "Freedom, Justice and Equality" in African American history has been Islam. Transported into America among the very first slaves, it has survived for four centuries under the most difficult of circumstances. Yet, it has produced some of the most influential leaders among Black Americans including Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Imam Warithu Deen Mohammed, Louis Farrakhan and many others. In A Black Man's Journey in America: Glimpses of Islam, Conversations and Travels, I have placed my family's history within the context of that Islamic heritage. Further, I have attempted to unravel the method through which African American Muslims were so often forced to embrace as a means of survival.
Categories: Religion

Crossings

Crossings

In Crossings, winner of the Gustavus Myers Award for the Study of Human Rights, he relates what he learned as he listened.

Author: Walt Harrington

Publisher:

ISBN: 082621259X

Category: Social Science

Page: 466

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One day in the dentist's office journalist Walt Harrington heard a casual racist joke that left him enraged. Married to a black woman, Harrington is the father of two biracial children. His experience in the dentist's office made him realize not only that the joke was about his own children but also that he really knew very little about what it was like to be a black person in America. After this rude awakening, Harrington set off on a twenty- five-thousand-mile journey through black America, talking with scores of black and white people along the way, including an old sharecropper, a city police chief, a jazz trumpeter, a convicted murderer, a welfare mother, and a corporate mogul. In Crossings, winner of the Gustavus Myers Award for the Study of Human Rights, he relates what he learned as he listened.
Categories: Social Science

The Greater Journey

The Greater Journey

McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.

Author: David McCullough

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416571773

Category: History

Page: 558

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McCullough mixes famous and obscure names and delivers capsule biographies of everyone to produce a colorful parade of educated, Victorian-era American travelers and their life-changing experiences in Paris.
Categories: History

Paper Son

Paper Son

Twelve-year-old Lee, an orphan, reluctantly leaves his grandparents in China for the long sea voyage to San Francisco, where he and other immigrants undergo examinations at the Angel Island Immigration Station.

Author: Helen Foster James

Publisher:

ISBN: 1585368334

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Twelve-year-old Lee, an orphan, reluctantly leaves his grandparents in China for the long sea voyage to San Francisco, where he and other immigrants undergo examinations at the Angel Island Immigration Station.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction