The Long Way Home Book Summary

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Book Review: The Long Way Home
An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War

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Book Review: The Long Way Home The American writer David Laskin has written a beautiful book, The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War. This book sheds light on the immigration settings as well as and discussion on America’s and immigrants’ attitude, passion, thoughts, philosophy, feelings towards making America a melting pot in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. There are many immigrants, who help the US in World War I, despite of being from the other country and their experience, value, in the country and their bravery during the war and martyrdom are well captured in the book. The author uses 12 European immigrants’ example (real life characters) to illustrate with tracing time duration, especially time of 1911 to 1920 to state how and why Native Americans accepted immigrants as their own people in those days. This book clearly provides the logic of today’s patchwork heritage of the American and
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The intense participation in the World War I and how it helps immigrants to earn the nation’s citizenship, and credit from the American society and it benefits America to become a country of immigrants. This book also covers details about the 12 immigrants’ struggle, addressed as the alien in the America to earn bread for their families, their passionate fights in the World War I, which in turn gain constitutional recognition. Also, it provides details about the commonness of the race-prejudice, ethnicity, disproportion in the society. Additionally, it excellently, but indirectly throws light on the subsequent reasoning behind US’ present and enduring diverse

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