Special Sorrows (Paperback)

The Diasporic Imagination of Irish, Polish, and Jewish Immigrants in the United States

By Matthew Frye Jacobson, David R. Roediger (Foreword by)

University of California Press, 9780520233423, 340pp.

Publication Date: May 21, 2002

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Hardcover (2/24/1995)

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"A scholarly study of the real roots of what Jacobson calls 'America's largely assimilated but ultimately "unmeltable" ethics.' It's a startling point of view for readers who are accustomed to the self-congratulatory myth of America as a beacon of liberty to which the 'huddled masses' of the world look with longing."—Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Matthew Frye Jacobson is Professor of American Studies at Yale University and author of Whiteness of a Different Color (1998) and Barbarian Virtues (2000).