Oilcloth Stories

Oilcloth Stories

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When immigrants from Central Europe arrived in America in the late 1800s and early 1900s, they often came to cities like Bethlehem, Pennsylvania a€“ cities bursting with the new energies and opportunities of industrialization, and with the challenges of assimilating dozens of cultures into what had been pastoral communities only a few decades before. For most immigrants, industrial working conditions were harsh and brutal, and living conditions were not much better. But the immigrants a€“ Windish, Hungarians, Slovaks, and others a€“ stayed and made lives for themselves a€b lives that reached from nineteenth-century famine in Europe and the horrors of World War I to mana€™s landing on the moon and the dawn of the computer age. It is in the stories of individual lives that this immigrant journey can be glimpsed a€“ in everyday stories, universally human stories a€“ stories told around a table covered in oilcloth. oilclothstories.comBambi, with her good looks, outgoing nature, and flirtatious charm, quickly landed a customer service job with a local ... a brown bag lunch at Goodmana#39;s or the treat of lunch at the nearby Archonda#39;s Ice Cream Parlor or the Royal Restaurant.

Title:Oilcloth Stories
Author:Carol Dean Henn
Publisher:FriesenPress - 2015-07-22


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