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The Resource Old and new New Englanders : immigration & regional identity in the Gilded Age, Bluford Adams

Old and new New Englanders : immigration & regional identity in the Gilded Age, Bluford Adams

Label
Old and new New Englanders : immigration & regional identity in the Gilded Age
Title
Old and new New Englanders
Title remainder
immigration & regional identity in the Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Bluford Adams
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adams, Bluford
Dewey number
974/.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F9
LC item number
.A33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • New England
  • Group identity
  • Regionalism
  • Group identity
  • Regionalism
  • New England
Label
Old and new New Englanders : immigration & regional identity in the Gilded Age, Bluford Adams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
In Old and New New Englanders, Bluford Adams provides a reenvisioning of New England{u2019}s history and regional identity by exploring the ways the arrival of waves of immigrants from Europe and Canada transformed what it meant to be a New Englander during the Gilded Age. Adams{u2019}s intervention challenges a number of long-standing conceptions of New England, offering a detailed and complex portrayal of the relations between New England{u2019}s Yankees and immigrants that goes beyond nativism and assimilation. In focusing on immigration in this period, Adams provides a fresh view on New England{u2019}s regional identity, moving forward from Pilgrims, Puritans, and their descendants and emphasizing the role immigrants played in shaping the region{u2019}s various meanings. Furthermore, many researchers have overlooked the newcomers{u2019} relationship to the regional identities they found here. Adams argues immigrants took their ties to New England seriously. Although they often disagreed about the nature of those ties, many immigrant leaders believed identification with New England would benefit their peoples in their struggles both in the United States and back in their ancestral lands. Drawing on and contributing to work in immigration history, as well as American, gender, ethnic, and New England studies, this book is broadly concerned with the history of identity construction in the United States while its primary focus is the relationship between regional categories of identity and those based on race and ethnicity. With its interdisciplinary methodology, original research, and diverse chapter topics, the book targets both specialist and nonspecialist readers. --Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Regional identity in an age of immigration -- World conquerors or a dying people? Racial theory, regional anxiety, and the Brahmin Anglo-Saxonists -- New Ireland, New France, New England: the place of immigrants in American regionalism -- New England delicacy: immigration and the regional body -- "Rural New England is in a state of transition": immigrants and Yankees on the land -- The new New England: Yankees and immigrants in the Old Northwest -- Coda: "The pilgrims were illegal aliens"
Control code
844308407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780472072088
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013034830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844308407
Label
Old and new New Englanders : immigration & regional identity in the Gilded Age, Bluford Adams
Publication
Note
In Old and New New Englanders, Bluford Adams provides a reenvisioning of New England{u2019}s history and regional identity by exploring the ways the arrival of waves of immigrants from Europe and Canada transformed what it meant to be a New Englander during the Gilded Age. Adams{u2019}s intervention challenges a number of long-standing conceptions of New England, offering a detailed and complex portrayal of the relations between New England{u2019}s Yankees and immigrants that goes beyond nativism and assimilation. In focusing on immigration in this period, Adams provides a fresh view on New England{u2019}s regional identity, moving forward from Pilgrims, Puritans, and their descendants and emphasizing the role immigrants played in shaping the region{u2019}s various meanings. Furthermore, many researchers have overlooked the newcomers{u2019} relationship to the regional identities they found here. Adams argues immigrants took their ties to New England seriously. Although they often disagreed about the nature of those ties, many immigrant leaders believed identification with New England would benefit their peoples in their struggles both in the United States and back in their ancestral lands. Drawing on and contributing to work in immigration history, as well as American, gender, ethnic, and New England studies, this book is broadly concerned with the history of identity construction in the United States while its primary focus is the relationship between regional categories of identity and those based on race and ethnicity. With its interdisciplinary methodology, original research, and diverse chapter topics, the book targets both specialist and nonspecialist readers. --Provided by publisher
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Regional identity in an age of immigration -- World conquerors or a dying people? Racial theory, regional anxiety, and the Brahmin Anglo-Saxonists -- New Ireland, New France, New England: the place of immigrants in American regionalism -- New England delicacy: immigration and the regional body -- "Rural New England is in a state of transition": immigrants and Yankees on the land -- The new New England: Yankees and immigrants in the Old Northwest -- Coda: "The pilgrims were illegal aliens"
Control code
844308407
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 260 pages
Isbn
9780472072088
Isbn Type
(cloth : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2013034830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)844308407

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