From Alien To Citizen


Read by Michele Fry

(5 stars; 1 reviews)

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 (6 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Preface 8:58 Read by Michele Fry
Prophecy and Fulfilment 10:29 Read by Michele Fry
The Comparative Steerage 12:52 Read by Michele Fry
The Voyage in a " Nutshell " 10:54 Read by Michele Fry
The Last Landing and the First 10:38 Read by Michele Fry
Looking for Work and the First Sunday 12:49 Read by Michele Fry
In the Sweat Shop 11:37 Read by Michele Fry
Learning English and Going to Princeton 11:11 Read by Michele Fry
An Involuntary Tolstoyan 13:10 Read by Michele Fry
Westward Ho! 10:51 Read by Michele Fry
Pittsburgh Then and Now 13:32 Read by Michele Fry
Justified Faith 12:44 Read by Michele Fry
In Darkest Pittsburgh 8:17 Read by Michele Fry
From Steel to Coal 10:36 Read by Michele Fry
Criminal Immigrant 14:47 Read by Michele Fry
How Tramps Are Made 11:40 Read by Michele Fry
The Gate into Chicago 10:36 Read by Michele Fry
Among the Bohemians 9:47 Read by Michele Fry
The Great Harvest Fields 13:53 Read by Michele Fry
Mine No. 3 13:43 Read by Michele Fry
An Irish Providence 11:57 Read by Michele Fry
A Turning Point 13:00 Read by Michele Fry
The School of the Rabbis 13:22 Read by Michele Fry
The School of the Prophets 15:14 Read by Michele Fry
From Alien to Citizen 13:11 Read by Michele Fry
My First Parish 15:09 Read by Michele Fry
The Lower Town Church 18:36 Read by Michele Fry
The Lower Town Parsonage 16:23 Read by Michele Fry
The Church of the Three Problems 14:26 Read by Michele Fry
The Magic Watch 18:41 Read by Michele Fry
The Chair of Applied Christianity 19:42 Read by Michele Fry