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Restless nation : starting over in America

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
eBook, English, 2000
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2000
1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages) : illustrations
9780226394732, 9780226394787, 9781282646339, 9786612646331, 0226394735, 0226394786, 1282646338, 6612646330
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?