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Author Kazal, Russell A. (Russell Andrew)

Title Becoming old stock : the paradox of German-American identity / Russell A. Kazal.

Imprint Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.831 K189b 2004    ---  Available
Description xvii, 383 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-370) and index.
Contents German Philadelphia : a social portrait -- Two neighborhoods -- The gendered crisis of the Vereinswesen -- Destinations : the ambiguous lure of mass commercial and consumer culture -- Destinations : fractured whiteness, "American" identity, and the "Old stock" opening -- Resisting assimilation : middle-class and working-class approaches -- European war and ethnic mobilization -- Intervention, the anti-German panic, and the fall of public Germaness -- An ethnicity subdued -- Changing neighborhoods-- Middle-class Germans : American identity and the "stock" of "our forefathers" -- Workers and Catholics : toward the "white ethnic" -- Pluralism, nationalism, race, and the fate of German America.
Subject German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Ethnic identity.
German Americans -- Cultural assimilation -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
Whites -- Race identity -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
German Americans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Immigrants -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Social classes -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History -- 20th century.
Ethnicity -- Case studies.
Cultural pluralism -- Case studies.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Race relations.
Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 0691050155 (acid-free paper)

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