America from the Heart by Karey Patterson Bresenhan download in iPad, ePub, pdf
He was close to all his brothers particularly with Luciano who taught him how catch birds and get involved in native politics, and Macario who filled his head with stories and imagination. Lastly, in the Welch Bill volunteered a fixed sum of cash to pay for the fare of Filipinos who would voluntarily go back to the Philippines. His family is slowly disintegrating under multiple economic pressures, as absentee landlords are crippling the peasant farming economy, and eventually Allos is sent to the city to work.
There was even a legal situation where they want to pass down a law that would prohibit Filipino men to marry Caucasian women by equating Filipinos to Mongolians which they consider a dirty race. He also joined trade unions to fight for the rights of workers and their wage.
The Great Depression in western America was the cause of strong bonds between culture groups and families and further fueled the racial tensions between the white farm owners and the migrant workers. Carlos Bulosan's autobiography is definitely one of those and I don't think I have any regrets. The entire section is words. We must be united in the effort to make an America in which our people can find happiness.
This was a very disconcerting read and something I was not prepared to experience at all as one of the only two books I scheduled to read for this month. It was based on the works of Bulosan and five other poets. It is a book that encourages people of all races and genders to ponder and improve their relationships with one another.
Since realizing he can never be silenced anymore and he can now use words and the printed word as a weapon, Bulosan has became a part of a publication that targets the rampant racism in Seattle. In this book, Bulosan also narrated his attempts to establish a labor union. Allos arrives in Seattle with twenty cents, he says, and he is immediately exploited by a Filipino labor contractor who sells him to the fish canneries in Alaska.
It generates inspiration from the chaos that beats upon us all. Here in this places is where he encountered several instances and increasingly violent displays and sentiments of racism against Filipinos during the Great Depression. It is a great wrong that anyone in America, whether he be brown or white, should be illiterate or hungry or miserable.
Bulosan continues his activism through irony in his novel. The agriculture community in the West, especially in California, was characterized by a deficit in jobs and a life of transience.
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