(MUIR, John). WADE, Mary H.
Pilgrims of To-Day
Boston, Little Brown, 1916. Profiles of seven immigrants and their contributions to America. John Muir leads the book off; additional chapters on Jacob Riis, Mary Antin, Edward Alfred Steiner, Carl Schurz, Nathan Straus, and Joseph Pulitzer. Owner name on front flyleaf, and a few notations in the chapter on Steiner; mild edge foxing; a near fine copy, without dust jacket. The cover illustration shows three children on board a ship, pointing to the Statue of Liberty as they arrive in New York harbor, an uplifting image and a sharp contrast to the present-day characterization of immigration and immigrants to the U.S. [#033633] $45
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