From Alien To Citizen

Edward A. STEINER (1866 - 1956)

Edward Steiner spent his life figuring out how America manages to take in aliens from all over the world, who bring with them a huge diversity of beliefs, habits, ethics, prejudices, expectations, etc., throws them into the "melting pot", and within a few generations most are shaped into full blooded Americans. This rarely happens in Europe, where people move from country to country but rarely become countrymen. Steiner, a wonderful writer, relates his own experience as a young penniless immigrant who, after becoming successful, devoted his life to helping newcomers adjust, lecturing around the world and writing numerous books on immigration. This one is his personal story: his arduous trek from home country to the American "sweat shop, the mills and mines with their grinding labor, the open courts, the jail, the open road with its dangers", experiences in American homes and schools and the Christian Church, his evolution from Jew to Christian minister, University Professor, and immigration scholar. ~ Summary by Michele Fry

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Michele Fry
00:08:58
Play 01 Prophecy and Fulfilment Michele Fry
00:10:29
Play 02 The Comparative Steerage Michele Fry
00:12:52
Play 03 The Voyage in a " Nutshell " Michele Fry
00:10:54
Play 04 The Last Landing and the First Michele Fry
00:10:38
Play 05 Looking for Work and the First Sunday Michele Fry
00:12:49
Play 06 In the Sweat Shop Michele Fry
00:11:37
Play 07 Learning English and Going to Princeton Michele Fry
00:11:11
Play 08 An Involuntary Tolstoyan Michele Fry
00:13:10
Play 09 Westward Ho! Michele Fry
00:10:51
Play 10 Pittsburgh Then and Now Michele Fry
00:13:32
Play 11 Justified Faith Michele Fry
00:12:44
Play 12 In Darkest Pittsburgh Michele Fry
00:08:17
Play 13 From Steel to Coal Michele Fry
00:10:36
Play 14 Criminal Immigrant Michele Fry
00:14:47
Play 15 How Tramps Are Made Michele Fry
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Play 16 The Gate into Chicago Michele Fry
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Play 17 Among the Bohemians Michele Fry
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Play 18 The Great Harvest Fields Michele Fry
00:13:53
Play 19 Mine No. 3 Michele Fry
00:13:43
Play 20 An Irish Providence Michele Fry
00:11:57
Play 21 A Turning Point Michele Fry
00:13:00
Play 22 The School of the Rabbis Michele Fry
00:13:22
Play 23 The School of the Prophets Michele Fry
00:15:14
Play 24 From Alien to Citizen Michele Fry
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Play 25 My First Parish Michele Fry
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Play 26 The Lower Town Church Michele Fry
00:18:36
Play 27 The Lower Town Parsonage Michele Fry
00:16:23
Play 28 The Church of the Three Problems Michele Fry
00:14:26
Play 29 The Magic Watch Michele Fry
00:18:41
Play 30 The Chair of Applied Christianity Michele Fry
00:19:42