Translating America: An Ethnic Press and Popular Culture, 1890-1920

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Price
$29.95
Publisher
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Publish Date
Pages
424
Dimensions
6.0 X 9.0 X 0.95 inches | 1.37 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781588342874

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About the Author
Peter Conolly-Smith holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale University. He is an assistant professor of history at Union County College in New Jersey and lives in New York City.
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"Peter Conolly-Smith offers a rare and fascinating look at the rise and fall of an urban ethnic culture in early twentieth-century New York. Translating America returns us to a moment on the eve of the First World War, when the press, the politicians, and the impresarios vied fiercely for the cultural loyalties of German-Americans. The story he tells revisits and revises the surprising consequences of that struggle."--Jean-Christophe Agnew, Yale University

"Translating America is cultural history at its best. What results from painstaking research and most impressive detective work is a complete reconstruction of the cultural moment of World War I in New York. This is an important contribution to American studies in a comparative perspective. Although the word is never mentioned, Translating America does what 'multiculturalism' should have been doing all along."--Werner Sollors, Harvard University