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American in the Making, the Life Story of an Immigrant-logo

American in the Making, the Life Story of an Immigrant

Marcus Eli Ravage

“The sweat-shop was for me the cradle of liberty. . . It was my first university.” Attending lectures and the New York theatre at night; by day sewing sleeves into shirts in a ghetto shop, Marcus Eli Ravage (1884-1965) began his transformation from “alien” to American. His 1917 autobiography is a paean to the transformative power of education. Ravage emigrated from Rumania in 1900, at the age of 16. After working for several years as a “sleever” to save money, he enrolls in the University of Missouri (the least expensive school he can find), where culture shock overwhelms him at first. “I was not sure whether it was a pig or a sheep that bleated, whether clover was a plant and plover a bird, or the other way around.” But he adapts, and eventually embraces “the bigger and freer world” outside the immigrant ghetto. He writes that, because of his university experience, he was no longer “a man without a country.” He had become an American. - Summary by Sue Anderson

“The sweat-shop was for me the cradle of liberty. . . It was my first university.” Attending lectures and the New York theatre at night; by day sewing sleeves into shirts in a ghetto shop, Marcus Eli Ravage (1884-1965) began his transformation from “alien” to American. His 1917 autobiography is a paean to the transformative power of education. Ravage emigrated from Rumania in 1900, at the age of 16. After working for several years as a “sleever” to save money, he enrolls in the University of Missouri (the least expensive school he can find), where culture shock overwhelms him at first. “I was not sure whether it was a pig or a sheep that bleated, whether clover was a plant and plover a bird, or the other way around.” But he adapts, and eventually embraces “the bigger and freer world” outside the immigrant ghetto. He writes that, because of his university experience, he was no longer “a man without a country.” He had become an American. - Summary by Sue Anderson
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“The sweat-shop was for me the cradle of liberty. . . It was my first university.” Attending lectures and the New York theatre at night; by day sewing sleeves into shirts in a ghetto shop, Marcus Eli Ravage (1884-1965) began his transformation from “alien” to American. His 1917 autobiography is a paean to the transformative power of education. Ravage emigrated from Rumania in 1900, at the age of 16. After working for several years as a “sleever” to save money, he enrolls in the University of Missouri (the least expensive school he can find), where culture shock overwhelms him at first. “I was not sure whether it was a pig or a sheep that bleated, whether clover was a plant and plover a bird, or the other way around.” But he adapts, and eventually embraces “the bigger and freer world” outside the immigrant ghetto. He writes that, because of his university experience, he was no longer “a man without a country.” He had become an American. - Summary by Sue Anderson

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sue Anderson

Length:

8h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:50


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:31


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

27:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:46


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:04


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

22:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

25:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

27:37


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

27:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:03


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

27:49


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:19