Using letters, diaries, memoirs, medical records, and psychological studies, this wide-ranging book uncovers the profound pain felt by Americans on the move from the country's founding until the present day. Susan Matt shows how colonists in Jamestown longed for and often returned to England, African Americans during the Great Migration yearned for their Southern homes, and immigrants nursed memories of Sicily and Guadalajara and, even after years in America, frequently traveled home. These iconic representatives of the undaunted, forward-looking American spirit were often homesick, hesitant, and reluctant voyagers.First, Susan Ferber, executive editor of American and world history at Oxford University Press, was extraordinarily ... the editor of the Journal of American History, helped me hone my argument and clarify my ideas for an exploratory essay onanbsp;...
|Author||:||Susan J. Matt|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press - 2011-09-08|