Jasper, James M., 1957-

Restless nation starting over in America / [electronic resource] : James M. Jasper. - University of Chicago Press, 2000. - 1 online resource (xiv, 295 p.) : ill.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-275) and index.

The land of the dream. -- The most likely to succeed. -- New places, names, selves. -- Boom land. -- The great lottery. -- An alien power. -- The culture of flight. -- Fleeing the nest. -- Conclusion: Are Americans ready to settle down?

In Restless Nation, James M. Jasper isolates a narrative that lies very close to the core of the American character. From colonial times to the present day, Americans have always had a deep-rooted belief in the "fresh start"--A belief that still has Americans moving from place to place faster than the citizens of any other nation.

9780226394732 (electronic bk.) 0226394735 (electronic bk.)


Migration, Internal--United States.
History.
Migration intérieure--États-Unis.
SOCIAL SCIENCE--Emigration & Immigration.
Binnenlandse migratie.
Immigratie.
Nationale identiteit.
Migration.
Einwanderung.


United States--Emigration and immigration.
États-Unis--Émigration et immigration.
USA.


Electronic books.

JV6450 / .J37 2000eb

325.73

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