blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsSpring 2019  Vol. 18 No. 1
an online journal of literature and the arts
Mary Antin

Mary Antin (1881–1949) was an American writer and activist. Born in Russia in what is now Belarus, Antin emigrated with her family as a child. This was documented, along with her assimilation and education in America, in her autobiography The Promised Land (Houghton Mifflin, 1912). She became a lecturer on her immigrant experience and an immigration rights activist. Her other works include They Who Knock at Our Gates: A CompleteGospel of Immigration (Houghton Mifflin, 1914) and From Plotzk to Boston (W.B. Clarke, 1899), which laid the groundwork for The Promised Land.  end