At a glance:
- Author: Carlos Bulosan
- First Published: 1946
- Type of Work: Autobiographical novel
- Genres: Nonfiction, Autobiography
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Racism, Autobiography, Prejudices or antipathies, Poverty or poor people, Immigration or emigration, Migrant labor, Tuberculosis, Labor unions, Philippines or Filipinos, Unions or unionism
- Locales: California, United States, Asia, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, North America, Philippines
Carey McWilliams, who wrote a classic study of migrant farm labor in California titled Factories in the Field (1939), also wrote the introduction to the University of Washington reprint of America Is in the Heart, the paperback which brought Bulosan’s work back into national literary consciousness. McWilliams called the book “a social classic” that “reflects the collective life experience of thousands of Filipino immigrants who were attracted to this country by its legendary promises of a better life or who were recruited for employment...
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