Jul 14, 2024  
2024 Undergraduate Catalog 1.2 (SUMMER-FALL) 
    
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ENG 297 - Immigration in American Literature (3)

Whether Irish peasants avoiding the mass graves of the Famine, Russian Jews fleeing their burning villages, or Nigerian students escaping a military-controlled country, many immigrant groups have experienced the kind of fearful history that inspires great writing. Who Americans are is shaped by the memories burned into their brains, left to history in letters, photographs, or gravestones, or even forgotten. By reading literary and historical accounts of the conditions immigrants were escaping, as well as contemporary media representations, we can begin to understand what it means to become an American.



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