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On the Trail of The Immigrant

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"On the Trail of The Immigrant" is a thought-provoking and moving account of the immigrant experience in America. Edward A. Steiner does an excellent job of capturing the struggles and triumphs of immigrants as they journey to the United States in search of a better life.

Steiner's writing is both informative and empathetic, shedding light on the challenges faced by immigrants as they navigate a new country, language, and culture. He skillfully weaves together personal anecdotes and historical context to paint a vivid picture of the immigrant experience.

Throughout the book, readers are introduced to a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique story to tell. From the hardships of leaving behind loved ones to the resilience and determination required to build a new life, Steiner's narrative is both compelling and poignant.

Ultimately, "On the Trail of The Immigrant" is a powerful exploration of the human spirit and the universal desire for a better future. Steiner's insight and compassion make this book a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the immigrant experience in America.

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How did the immigrants come to America? Who were they? What Where did they come from? In this book, Edward Steiner tells of the experiences of immigrants from Hungry, Poland, Scandanavia, Germany, Italy and many other countries as they leave everything and board a boat to an unknown future. Steiner was born to a well-to-do Jewish-Slovak-Hungarian family in a Carpathian village, and was educated in Vienna and Heidelberg and immigrated to the United States in 1886. His later American experiences are quite incredible, precisely because it seems that he made every effort not to miss any of the steps of the immigration experiences; not only the familiar sweatshop saga of his fellow east European Jews, but also metal works in Pittsburgh; mining with Poles in Pennsylvania; cropping for the Amish; being Jailed for months for having been indirectly involved in a strike; getting trapped on a railway bridge as the train was running against him; being brutally mugged in Chicago; being shoved off a cattle train car in Ohio while on his way to becoming a rabbi in the East Coast; and finally, finding a warm Christian home in a small Mid-Western town with a pastor and his wife. Ultimately, in this environment, and under the continuing inspiration of Tolstoy, he became a Christian and a pastor himself, and ever active for progressive causes. This is an important book in the history of immigration.

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