America Is in the Heart
America Is in the Heart
Carlos Bulosan

Foreword by Elaine Castillo
Introduction by E. San Juan, Jr.

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Poet, essayist, novelist, fiction writer and labor organizer, Carlos Bulosan (1911-1956) wrote one of the most influential working class literary classics about the U.S. pre-World War II, a period and setting similar to that of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath and Cannery Row. Bulosan’s semi-autobiographical novel America is in the Heart begins with the narrator’s rural childhood in the Philippines and the struggles of land-poor peasant families affected by US imperialism after the Spanish American War of the late 1890s. Carlos’s experiences with other Filipino migrant laborers, who endured intense racial abuse in the fields, orchards, towns, cities and canneries of California and the Pacific Northwest in the 1930s, reexamine the ideals of the American dream. Bulosan was one of the most important 20th century social critics with his deeply moving account of what it was like to be criminalized in the U.S. as a Filipino migrant drawn to the ideals of what America symbolized and committed to social justice for all marginalized groups.

Title America Is in the Heart
Author Carlos Bulosan
Foreword by Elaine Castillo
Introduction by E. San Juan, Jr.
Publisher Penguin Classics
Title First Published 21 May 2019
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0143134035
ISBN-13 9780143134039
Publication Date 21 May 2019
Weight 16 oz.

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