Making it in America: A Sourcebook on Eminent Ethnic Americans

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ABC-CLIO, 2001 - 448 sivua
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The stories of these 400 eminent ethnic Americans are a testimony to the enduring power of the American dream. These men and women, from 90 different ethnic groups, certainly faced unequal access to opportunities. Yet they all became renowned artists, writers, political and religious leaders, scientists, and athletes. Kahlil Gibran, Daniel Inouye, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Thurgood Marshall, Madeleine Albright, and many others are living proof that the land of opportunity sometimes lives up to its name.

Alongside these success stories, as historian Elliot R. Barkan notes in his introduction to this volume, there have been many failures and many immigrants who did not stay in the United States. Nevertheless, the stories of these trailblazers, visionaries, and champions portray the breadth of possibilities, from organizing a nascent community to winning the Nobel prize. They also provide irrefutable evidence that no single generation and no single cultural heritage can claim credit for what America is.

 

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Individuals by Ethnicity
xi
Individuals by Occupation
xxi
Achieving Eminence in Americas Culture of Success
xxxv
Acknowledgments
li
Ahmed Ismael N
5
Alvarez Julia
11
Ammann Othmar H
17
BadovinacJohn
25
Makino Fred Kinzaburo
215
MarshallThurgood
221
MaximovitchJohn
227
Melchior Lauritz
233
MontejoVictor Dionicio
239
Muir John
245
NaderAlbert S Sam
251
NestorAgnes
257

Bassiouni Mahmoud Cherif
31
BergerVictor
37
Davis James John
86
Delerue Georges
92
DiMaggio Joseph Paul
98
Dukakis Michael Stanley
104
Emeagwali Philip
110
Estefan Gloria Fajardo
116
Fermi Enrico
122
Forman Milosˇ
128
GianniniAmadeo P A P
134
Gonzalez Henry B
140
HakimThomas
146
LopezAlfonso Al Ramón
209
Oakar Mary Rose
263
OthmanTalat Mohamad
269
Sarafa Margarett George
331
Schmemann Serge
337
Shea Suzanne Strempek
343
Slater Samuel
349
Stevenson Robert Louis
355
Suleri Goodyear Sara
361
Tecumseh
367
Thind Bhagat Singh
373
Treutlen John Adam
379
vii
390
Acronyms
435
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Elliott R. Barkan is professor of American history and ethnic studies and is the book editor for the Journal of American Ethnic History.

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