America Is in the Heart has ratings and reviews. Lᴀʏᴀ said: The old world is dying, but a new world is being born. It generates inspiratio. America is in the heart, a personal history, by Carlos Bulosan. – Full View | HathiTrust Digital Library | HathiTrust Digital Library. Skip to page content; Skip to . America is in the Heart by Carlos Bulosan is the autobiography of the Filipino poet. He begins by describing his early life in the Philippines, describing to the.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link americs download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. For Carlos Bulosan no lifetime could be long enough in which to explain to America that no man could destroy his faith in it again.

He wanted to contribute something toward the final fulfillment of America.

So he wrote this book that holds the bitterness of his own blood. The public streets were not free to my people: We were suspect each time we were seen with a white woman. And perhaps it was this narrowing of our life into an island, into a filthy segment of American society that had driven Filipinos. July 1, Sold by: Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Screen Reader: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: First published inthis autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West.

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An important read for Filipino-Americans especially recent immigrantsfor anyone who wants to truly understand the state of the nation during the Great Depression, and for anyone interested in the history of civil rights.

As a Filipino-American recently naturalizedeven though I have lived in the US for about 17 years, I was completely unaware of this aspect of our history as Filipinos and Filipino-Americans. I was spurred into reading this by my curiosity about a grand-uncle who, as it turns, out came to the US at the same time under similar circumstances, and likely experienced many of the same things described here.

I came to appreciate how lucky I am living at this time in history while realizing that I could have been him or others like him if I had come here just decades earlier. People like them, in their ceaseless struggle, paved the way for minorities like me, to enjoy certain rights and privileges that they could never have enjoyed.

It makes one appreciate the arc of history as well as the fragility things. There are some stylistic shortcomings, in my opinion, but when one realizes the circumstances under which Bulosan has written his vast body of works or received his writer’s education, one can only marvel at this talented outlier. Also, his poetry is fantastic. I’ve read those that appeared in Poetry magazine.

It may be better than his prose. I’m bothered by the fact that some say this is a ‘memoir’ and others a ‘novel,’ even in the same book the edition I read had both in the description. I know though of authors who have written books on the history of Asian immigration who consider this to be a memoir. If anyone can cite reasons or evidence for either side, I’m all ears.

It seems to me to be creative nonfiction, but that is just my opinion. All in all, it is a valuable reference on the life of Asian immigrants, especially Filipinos, at the time from the perspective and first-hand experiences of someone who lived it. This book was so riveting and poignant, I refused to stop reading it, despite its length and sheer weight. While I usually pack lightly for business travel, other items came out of my carry-on luggage to make room for America is in the Heart.

The book truly pulled me in to Mr. Bulosan’s life, and the lives of other Pinoy migrant farm workers and organizers, a group few of us know anything about.

Read it and then share it with someone else! Made me realize and appreciate my Dad and my uncles went thru in order for his family.


America Is in the Heart: A Personal History by Carlos Bulosan

What is amazing is that he never talked bad about white america. He came here in at 16 years old, my father was a amazing man, and for that, I thank Carlos Busan.

The only thing missing in this wonderful book are photos. These pdople have a little known history due to there ammount of people who came to the USA. But they had a big inpact in our history, why has there not been much about them? I had no idea that this author was involved in the birth of labor unions. Our country has a lot to be grateful for because of the hardships him and his colleagues had endured. One person found this helpful. It is an honest to goodness story. It is written very well.

A must-read for Filipinos. I’ve never read an author who can describe suffering such hardships and abuse, yet remain so sanguine. He Bulosan doesn’t do this in a Pollyanna or Candide fashion. He deals with tough issues honestly. He just comes out of every travail with his eyes on the prize.

It should be very widely read, and it’s a shame that it seems to only be read by those interested specifically in Filipino immigrant issues.

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It’s a beautifully written, stand-out book. The story of the immigrant at its grittiest. Yet despite the constant trail of misfortune, poverty, opportunism and deeply racist undertonesit is also a ameruca of hope and of faith in the ultimate superiority of the good.

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