Cloth $28.00 ISBN: 9780226394787 Published November 2000
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226394794 Published November 2002
E-book $7.00 to $26.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226394732 Published January 2009

Restless Nation

Starting Over in America

James M. Jasper

Restless Nation
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James M. Jasper

276 pages | 36 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2000
Cloth $28.00 ISBN: 9780226394787 Published November 2000
Paper $26.00 ISBN: 9780226394794 Published November 2002
E-book $7.00 to $26.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226394732 Published January 2009
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.
Contents
Preface
Introduction
1. The Land of the Dream
2. The Most Likely to Succeed
3. New Places, Names, Selves
4. Boom Land
5. The Great Lottery
6. An Alien Power
7. The Culture of Flight
8. Fleeing the Nest
Conclusion: Are Americans Ready to Settle Down?
Suggestions for Further Reading
Notes
Index
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