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Genus Americanus : hitting the road in search of America's identity

Author: Loren Ghiglione; Alyssa Karas; Dan Tham
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"A seventy-year-old Northwestern journalism professor, Loren Ghiglione, and two twenty-something Northwestern journalism students, Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham, climbed into a minivan and embarked on a three-month, twenty-eight state, 14,063-mile road trip in search of America's identity. After interviewing 150 Americans about contemporary identity issues, they wrote this book, which is part oral history, part  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Travel writing
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Loren Ghiglione
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Loren Ghiglione; Alyssa Karas; Dan Tham
ISBN: 9780820358000 0820358002
OCLC Number: 1147299653
Description: 350 pages: illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1 Hannibal, Missouri: Which way Is "America's Hometown" Going? --
ch. 2 St. Louis: Decoding Race in a Largely Biracial Metropolis --
ch. 3 Chicago: Confronting a Bevy of Biases --
ch. 4 The Rust Belt: Where Immigrants and Refugees Aid Recovery --
ch. 5 New York City: The Wondrous Capital of the World --
ch. 6 Five Points: The "Loathsome" Home to Immigrants --
ch. 7 New Haven: Interviewing the Overlooked Half of Humanity --
ch. 8 North toward Boston: Gays, Muslims, and Small-Town "Whitesville" --
ch. 9 Boston: Pot, Harvard, and Women's Experience on the Road --
ch. 10 Philadelphia: Then and Now, In and Out of the College Closet --
ch. 11 Washington, D.C.: A Renegade Officiates at the Marriage of a Jew and a Christian --
ch. 12 In the South: Underreporting Protests and Resegregating Schools --
ch. 13 Mississippi: A Black College, Highway 61 Blues, and Racism Redux --
ch. 14 New Orleans: A Polyglot Port City with a Multicultural Menu --
ch. 15 Outliers: From Prison Inmates to American Indians --
ch. 16 Coming to America: Mexicans Immigrate to Kansas, Chinese and Italians to California --
ch. 17 San Francisco: A Porn Star Comes to Our Rescue --
ch. 18 Seattle: Uprooted Native Americans and Root-Planting Asian and Italian Immigrants --
ch. 19 What We Learned about America.
Responsibility: Loren Ghiglione ; with Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham.


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