Sixty Years Of California Song

Author: Rosana Margaret Kroh Blake Alverson
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Sixty Years Of California Song

Author: Margaret Blake-Alverson
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ISBN: 3734069777
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Reproduction of the original: Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson

Sixty Years Of California Song

Author: Rosana Margaret Kroh Blake Alverson
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Homesickness

Author: Susan J. Matt
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199707448
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Homesickness today is dismissed as a sign of immaturity, what children feel at summer camp, but in the nineteenth century it was recognized as a powerful emotion. When gold miners in California heard the tune "Home, Sweet Home," they sobbed. When Civil War soldiers became homesick, army doctors sent them home, lest they die. Such images don't fit with our national mythology, which celebrates the restless individualism of colonists, explorers, pioneers, soldiers, and immigrants who supposedly left home and never looked back. 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 symbols of the undaunted, forward-looking American spirit were often homesick, hesitant, and reluctant voyagers. National ideology and modern psychology obscure this truth, portraying movement as easy, but in fact Americans had to learn how to leave home, learn to be individualists. Even today, in a global society that prizes movement and that condemns homesickness as a childish emotion, colleges counsel young adults and their families on how to manage the transition away from home, suburbanites pine for their old neighborhoods, and companies take seriously the emotional toll borne by relocated executives and road warriors. In the age of helicopter parents and boomerang kids, and the new social networks that sustain connections across the miles, Americans continue to assert the significance of home ties. By highlighting how Americans reacted to moving farther and farther from their roots, Homesickness: An American History revises long-held assumptions about home, mobility, and our national identity.

They Saw The Elephant

Author: JoAnn Levy
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806189959
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"The phrase ’seeing the elephant’ symbolized for ’49 gold rushers the exotic, the mythical, the once-in-a-lifetime adventure, unequaled anywhere else but in the journey to the promised land of fortune: California. Most western myths . . . generally depict an exclusively male gold rush. Levy’s book debunks that myth. Here a variety of women travel, work, and write their way across the pages of western migrant history."-Choice "One of the best and most comprehensive accounts of gold rush life to date"ˆ–San Francisco Chronicle

The Books Of California

Author: Gertrude K. Stoughton
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Hollywood Sings

Author: Susan Sackett
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Describes all of the songs nominated for Academy Awards and the motion pictures in which they appeared

University Of California Union Catalog Of Monographs Cataloged By The Nine Campuses From 1963 Through 1967 Authors Titles

Author: University of California (System). Institute of Library Research
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