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The Resource Becoming old stock : the paradox of German-American identity, Russell A. Kazal

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

Label
Becoming old stock : the paradox of German-American identity
Title
Becoming old stock
Title remainder
the paradox of German-American identity
Statement of responsibility
Russell A. Kazal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "More Americans trace their ancestry to Germany than to any other country. Arguably, German Americans form America's largest ethnic group. Yet they have a remarkably low profile today, reflecting a dramatic, twentieth-century retreat from German-American identity. In this age of multiculturalism, why have German Americans gone into ethnic eclipse - and where have they ended up? Becoming Old Stock represents the first in-depth exploration of that question. The book describes how German Philadelphians reinvented themselves in the early twentieth century, especially after World War I brought a nationwide anti-German backlash."
  • "Using quantitative methods, oral history, and a cultural analysis of written sources, the book explores how, by the 1920s, many middle-class and Lutheran residents had redefined themselves in "old-stock" terms - as "American" in opposition to southeastern European "new immigrants." It also examines working-class and Catholic Germans, who came to share a common identity with other European immigrants, but not with newly arrived black Southerners."
  • "Becoming Old Stock sheds light on the way German Americans used race, American nationalism, and mass culture to fashion new identities in place of ethnic ones. It is also an important contribution to the growing literature on racial identity among European Americans. In tracing the fate of one of America's largest ethnic groups, Becoming Old Stock challenges historians to rethink the phenomenon of ethnic assimilation and to explore its complex relationship to American pluralism."--Jacket
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kazal, Russell A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Philadelphia
  • German Americans
  • German Americans
  • Whites
  • German Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Social classes
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Ethnicity
  • Cultural pluralism
  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Ethnicity
  • German Americans
  • German Americans
  • German Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Race relations
  • Social classes
  • Social conditions
  • Whites
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
  • Ethnische Identität
  • Pennsylvaniadeutsche
  • Soziale Situation
  • Pennsylvania
  • Duitsers
  • Etnisch bewustzijn
  • Assimilatie (sociologie)
  • Américains d'origine allemande
  • Américains d'origine allemande
  • Tyskar
  • Philadelphia <Pa.>
  • USA
  • Deutsche
Label
Becoming old stock : the paradox of German-American identity, Russell A. Kazal
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-370) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Germanness -- 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
Control code
on1231563299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 383 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691223674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv18fr7pk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1231563299
Label
Becoming old stock : the paradox of German-American identity, Russell A. Kazal
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-370) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 Germanness -- 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
Control code
on1231563299
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 383 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780691223674
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv18fr7pk
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1231563299

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