The Immigrant American Dream - Research Article from Literary Themes: The American Dream

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The Immigrant American Dream

The Jewish American Experience

The Jewish identity is a complex mélange of religious belief, ethnicity, and culture. This fact is reflected in the rich variety of subjects and styles found in Jewish American literature. The common denominator that ties this body of work together is a sense of otherness expressed by Jewish writers living in a predominately Christian society. Emma Lazarus, who is best known for her poem, "The New Colossus," said, "The truth is that every Jew has to crack for himself this nut of his peculiar position in a non-Jewish country." Although she had an ambivalent relationship with her own Jewish-ness, Lazarus championed the Jewish cause in her poetry, writing about medieval Christian anti-Semitism from an early age. In 1883, during the rise of American Nativism, she created a society to support the resettlement of exiled East European...

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