Book review: Why we left: untold stories and songs of America's first immigrants
Rebeccah Bechtold, Book review: Why we left: untold stories and songs of America's first immigrants. Nineteenth-Century Literature, vol. 71:no. 2, September 2016:pp. 273-275
North America in the seventeenth century was far from a "land of opportunity" to early Anglo-American peasant migrants, or so Joanna Brooks argues in Why We left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants. The working-class immigrants who arrived in this period faced a plantation labor culture profoundly different from the agricultural production practices common in England.