The Promised Land
Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1969. Autobiography of a Russian girl who came to the United States. Discusses the role of free education in helping immigrants.
Bass, Hyman. “Notes on the Origin and Character of the Yiddish Press”, in
The World of Yiddish
, Bulletin Number 4, Winter 1974. New York: Congress for Jewish Culture Inc., 1974. A short article that discusses the role of the Yiddish press in America.
America’s Immigrants: Adventures In Eyewitness History
New York: Henry Z. Walck, Inc., 1967. An anthology of articles by various immigrants recounting their early experiences.
Klein, Maury. “Life on the Lower East Side”,
American History Illustrated
, Volume VII, Number 7, November 1972, Gettysburg, Pa.: Historical Times, Inc. A brief look at the Lower East Side during the period of Eastern European migration.
Metzker, Isaac, ed.
A Bintel Brief
, New York, Ballantine Books, 1972. An annotated selection of articles and letters from the pages of The
Jewish Daily Forward
. Vividly portrays the Jewish immigrant experience in America.
Roskies, Diane K. and David G.
The Shtetl Book
New York: Ktav Publishing, 1975. Stories from and history of shtetl life.
Schoener, Allon, ed.
Portal to America: The Lower East Side, 1870-1925
New York: Holt, Rinehart, Winston, 1967. A collection of contemporary newspaper articles and pictures depicting life on the East Side.