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Antin-Mary - still image

Antin-Mary - still image

“I was born, I have lived, and I have been made over. Is it not time to write my life’s story?” So begins Mary Antin's The Promised Land, one of the best-known autobiographies penned by an American Jewish woman. Antin celebrated the immigrant experience and the boundless opportunity of America, the land in which she, "Mashke, the granddaughter of Raphael the Russian... should be free to fashion my own life, and should dream my dreams in English phrases.”

Institution: The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, OH, and the New York Public Library.

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