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BULGARIA – IMMIGRATION TO THE US: Училището на живота. Какъ станахъ Американецъ [The Making of an American / Lit: The school of life. How I became an American]


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This is a rare early Bulgarian translation of Jacob Riis’s autobiography The Making of an American, first issued in New York in 1901.

Jacob Riis was known as an author and social documentary photographer. In his autobiography Riis presents his steps of immigrating from Denmark to the United States and the difficult beginnings in the rough social situations in the new world.

The Bulgarian translation destroys the Eastern European image of the promised land and easy better future, and rather portrays America as a rough place, where only tough and hard-working people would succeed.

The mass Bulgarian immigration to the United States started in the mid 19th century.

We could not find any institutional copies on Worldcat.

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