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Restless nation : starting over in America / James M. Jasper.


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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  • OCLC: ocn646068554
  • ISBN: 9780226394732 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0226394735 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0226394786 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780226394787 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1282646338
  • ISBN: 9781282646339
  • ISBN: 9786612646331
  • ISBN: 6612646330
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-275) and index.
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?
Note: English.
Subject: United States > Emigration and immigration.
Migration, Internal > United States.

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