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Restless nation : starting over in America

Author: James M Jasper
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000.
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jasper, James M., 1957-
Restless nation.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000
(DLC) 00009053
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James M Jasper
ISBN: 9780226394732 0226394735 0226394786 9780226394787 1282646338 9781282646339 9786612646331 6612646330
OCLC Number: 646068554
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 295 pages) : illustrations
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?
Responsibility: James M. Jasper.


In this work, the author discovers that the American character is full of paradoxes. He states that this elusive national character can be found in Americans' faith in moving. He portrays this  Read more...


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"Jasper's thesis... is strong and tantalizing. He does not restrict himself to a single discipline or line of argument, but dazzles readers with a stunning combination of literary critique, cultural Read more...

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