Restless Nation: Starting Over in America

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University of Chicago Press, 2009 M01 23 - 276 páginas
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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Jasper (The Art of Moral Protest) travels across the American psyche to explore our unique infatuation with movement and personal reinvention. Immigrants wanted fiercely to believe the fantastic ... Leer comentario completo

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2 The Most Likely to Succeed
41
3 New Places Names and Selves
63
4 Boom Land
97
5 The Great Lottery
127
6 An Alien Power
157
7 The Culture of Flight
186
8 Fleeing the Nest
220
Are Americans Ready to Settle Down?
241
Suggestions for Further Reading
255
Notes
267
Index
277
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James M. Jasper is the coauthor of The Animal Rights Crusade and author of Nuclear Politics and The Art of Moral Protest, published by the University of Chicago Press

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