AMERICA IS IN THE HEART T' SHIRT
THIS WAS ONE OF OUR FIRST DESIGNS AND IT IS STILL QUITE
ANYONE WHO READS MR. BULOSAN'S BOOK WILL BE MOVED BY
ITS HONESTY AND HIS MESSAGE. You can purchase this shirt for just $10.00 (available in large size , xl )
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AMERICA IS IN THE HEART by CARLOS BULOSAN
(drawing by Francis 0'Brien Garfield from the Saturday Review of Literature, March 9, 1946)
"First published in 1946, this autobiography of the
Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines. his voyage
to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West. Bulosan does not spare the reader any of the horrors that accompanied the migrant's life; but his quiet, stoic voice is the most convincing witness to the terrible events he witnessed."
-- University of Washington Press
"People interested in driving from America the scourge of intolerance should read Mr. Bulosan's autobiography. They should read it that they may draw from the anger it will arouse in them the determination to bring to an end the vicious nonsense of racism." --Saturday Review of Literature
We tried to scan the photo of the back of the shirt which has a quote from America Is In The Heart but the scan was not clear enough to appreciate the poetry of the text.(The text is quite clear on the shirt itself but the photo does not do it justice).
I will type out the text so that you can see what is written on the back of this shirt. I think this demonstrates the brilliance of Mr. Bulosan and the literary treasure that is "AMERICA IS IN THE HEART".
BACK OF T-SHIRT
"It is but fair to say that America is not
a land of one race
or one class of men.
We are all Americans that have toiled and suffered and known oppression and defeat, from the first Indian that offered peace in Manhattan to the last Filipino pea pickers.
America is not bound by geographical latitudes.
America is not merely a land or an institution.
America is in the hearts of men that died for freedom: it is also in the eyes of men that are building a new world.
America is a prophecy of a new society of men: of a system that knows no sorrow or strife or suffering. America is a warning to those who would try to falsify the ideals of freemen."
"America is also the nameless
foreigner, the homeless refugee, the hungry boy begging for a job and the black body
dangling on a tree.
America is the illiterate immigrant who is ashamed that the world of books and intellectual opportunities is closed to him.
We are all that nameless foreigner, that homeless refugee, that
hungry boy, that illiterate immigrant and that lynched black body. All of us, from the first Adams to the last Filipino, native born or alien, educated or illiterate
---- We are America!"