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Restless nation [electronic resource] : starting over in America / James M. Jasper.

By: Jasper, James M, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 295 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780226394732 (electronic bk.); 0226394735 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): United States -- Emigration and immigration | Migration, Internal -- United States | History | Migration intérieure -- États-Unis | États-Unis -- Émigration et immigration | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration | Binnenlandse migratie | Immigratie | Nationale identiteit | Migration | Einwanderung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Restless nation.DDC classification: 325.73 LOC classification: JV6450 | .J37 2000ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
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?
Summary: 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.
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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.

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