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Immigrant Minds, American Identities: Making the United States Home, 1870-1930

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Focusing on a period of American history marked by a sharp division between Anglo-Americans (Americans) and non-Anglo European immigrants (foreigners), Orm Overland examines the creation and dissemination of homemaking myths: stories that weave immigrants into the basic fabric of America by linking them to the pivotal events and ideas of their new homeland. Devised by ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published June 13th 2000 by University of Illinois Press
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Miriam Borenstein
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Immigrant Minds, American Identities is less about the formation of ethnic identity in America than it is about the reconstruction of American history by patriotic immigrant groups. Ørm Øverland explains that immigrant groups in America (he cites Norwegians, Italians, Greeks, Jews and more) have created what he calls “homemaking myths” that give immigrants a sense of American ownership, belonging, and shared history. The mythology that these groups develop is primarily driven by a desire to be ...more
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