Mary Antin (June 13, 1881 – May 15, 1949) was an American author and immigration rights activist.
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... Mary Antin (June 13, 1881 – May 15, 1949) was an American author and immigration rights activist ... Antin is best known for her 1912 autobiography The Promised Land, which describes her public school education and assimilation into American culture, as well as life for Jews in Czarist Russia ... After its publication, Antin lectured on her immigrant experience to many audiences across the country, and became a major supporter for Theodore Roosevelt ...
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“A little instruction in the elements of chartographya little practice in the use of the compass and the spirit level, a topographical map of the town common, an excursion with a road mapwould have given me a fat round earth in place of my paper ghost.”
—Mary Antin (18811949)
“Always clung to by barnacles.”
—Hawaiian saying no. 2661, lelo NoEau, collected, translated, and annotated by Mary Kawena Pukui, Bishop Museum Press, Hawaii (1983)