Immigrant Minds, American Identities

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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 middle-class ethnic leaders and spread through ethnic media, banquets, and rallies, homemaking myths uncovered a role for immigrants in the nation's founding, ...

Immigrant Minds, American Identities 2000, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252025624