“Though they carried with them the baggage of a past they could not shed…”

“Though they carried with them the baggage of a past they could not shed, a past that bound all the exploring millions of immigrants together, they hoped America would be different, and yearned that it prove so.”

I’ve deleted one word from this quotation by the intrepid journalist Teddy White in his autobiography In Search of History: A Personal Adventure.

The word in question? Jewish. There’s simply no need to limit this sentiment to one group, though as it applies to Mr. White and all Jews I don’t want to diminish. The quote applies to all, every immigrant to America, regardless of background, irrespective of religion.

ajh

Footnote

The original is “…all the exploring millions of Jewish immigrants together…”

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