The Immigrants: A Lyric Drama Intro. by Frederic C. Howe, Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island
Price: 30.00 USD
New York: B. W. Huebsch, 1915, 12mo. xix, 138 p. "In this lyric drama Mr. MacKaye shows us the immigrant who comes to America to the promised land, only to have his high hopes and ideals crushed out in the alleys and sweat shops of New York." Act I is set in Italy, Act II "shows the steerage deck of the steamship as it enters New York Harbor" while Act III "shows New York and the tragic fate that overtakes the hopeful ones in the new world" - Book Review Digest 1st ed.