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Ethnic Literature of America - Lit. 122

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Welcome to Literature of Ethnic America!

The Statue of Liberty, sculpture on Liberty Island, New York Harbor in New York City, USA

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Emma Lazarus poem, The New Colossus

"The New Colossus" is a poem by American poet Emma Larzarus (1849-1887), written in 1883.  In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the Statue of Liberty.  

Click below for some resources on the The Statue of Liberty, Emma Larzarus, and her poem "The New Colossus."  The links will take you to online sources collected by the ICC Library.  

This is a screen shot from a Library of Congress collection called, "A Century of Immigration, 1820-1924 - from Haven to Home: 350 years of Jewish life in America".  Click on the link below to view this page and the entire collection.  

To find more on "The New Colossus" hover over the finding tab on the left hand side bar and click on "Articles in Databases."  Chat with an ICC Librarian if you need help navigating the site. 

Researching American Indians? Tips on how to use this site for research.

To find information on American Indians, hover your mouse over the "finding" button in the left hand side menu, click on any of the options: "articles in databases", "books in the catalog", "media for visual information" or "websites that are credible".  Each page will link you to resources from the ICC Library that will help you find information on an author, book or research topic.  You can also find websites, videos, specialized dictionaries, and tons of over stuff!