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The Promised Land

Mary Antin

1. 00 – Introduction
2. 01 – Within the Pale
3. 02 – Children of the Law
4. 03 – Both Their Houses
5. 04 – Daily Bread
6. 05 – I Remember
7. 06 – The Tree of Knowledge
8. 07 – The Boundaries Stretch
9. 08 – The Exodus
10. 09 – The Promised Land
11. 10 – Initiation
12. 11 – “My Country”
13. 12 – Miracles
14. 13 – A Child’s Paradise
15. 14 – Manna
16. 15 – Tarnished Laurels
17. 16 – Dover Street
18. 17 – The Landlady
19. 18 – The Burning Bush
20. 19 – A Kingdom in the Slums
21. 20 – The Heritage

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Summary

Being a Jew in Russia at the end of the 19th century was not easy at all. Jews were persecuted because of their religion. So the Jews found comfort in their ancient traditions. When Mary Antin’s father decided that keeping to his traditions did not suit him anymore, he found no place in Russia. So he emigrated to America with his family. Life was not easy, though as a child, Mary describes life in Boston as almost perfect. A smart and dignified girl, Mary takes the good things in anything and writes her autobiography with a smile.