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From Alien To Citizen

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"From Alien to Citizen" by Edward A. Steiner is a powerful and insightful exploration of the immigrant experience in America. Steiner delves into the challenges and triumphs faced by those who come to this country in search of a better life, and the ways in which they navigate the complexities of assimilation and finding their place in society.

The author's deep empathy for immigrants shines through in his vivid storytelling and compassionate portrayal of their struggles. He effectively captures the feelings of displacement and longing for home that many immigrants experience, while also highlighting the resilience and determination that drive them to overcome obstacles and build new lives for themselves.

Steiner's writing is both engaging and thought-provoking, offering readers a window into the immigrant experience that is both informative and deeply moving. His message of unity and understanding in a diverse society is one that resonates strongly, even in today's world.

Overall, "From Alien to Citizen" is a must-read for anyone interested in immigration, cultural diversity, and the human experience. Steiner's profound insights and heartfelt storytelling make this book a valuable and enlightening read that will stay with readers long after they've turned the final page.

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Edward Steiner spent his life figuring out how America manages to take in aliens from all over the world, who bring with them a huge diversity of beliefs, habits, ethics, prejudices, expectations, etc., throws them into the "melting pot", and within a few generations most are shaped into full blooded Americans. This rarely happens in Europe, where people move from country to country but rarely become countrymen. Steiner, a wonderful writer, relates his own experience as a young penniless immigrant who, after becoming successful, devoted his life to helping newcomers adjust, lecturing around the world and writing numerous books on immigration. This one is his personal story: his arduous trek from home country to the American "sweat shop, the mills and mines with their grinding labor, the open courts, the jail, the open road with its dangers", experiences in American homes and schools and the Christian Church, his evolution from Jew to Christian minister, University Professor, and immigration scholar. ~

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