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America Is in the Heart

A Personal History (Classics of Asian American Literature)

Carlos Bulosan, Marilyn C. Alquizola (Introduction by), Lane Ryo Hirabayashi (Introduction by)


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First published in 1943, this classic memoir by well-known Filipino poet Carlos Bulosan describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West.

University of Washington Press, 9780295993539, 368pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

About the Author

Carlos Bulosan(1913 - 1956) was an English-language Filipino novelist and poet. Born in the Philippines, he immigrated to the United States at age seventeen and worked as a farmworker, dishwasher, and ultimately, as a labor organizer in both Washington and California.