Restless Nation: Starting over in America / Edition 1

Restless Nation: Starting over in America / Edition 1

by James M. Jasper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226394786

ISBN-13: 9780226394787

Pub. Date: 11/28/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226394787
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. The Land of the Dream
2. The Most Likely to Succeed
3. New Places, Names, Selves
4. Boom Land
5. The Great Lottery
6. An Alien Power
7. The Culture of Flight
8. Fleeing the Nest
Conclusion: Are Americans Ready to Settle Down?
Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes
Index

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