General readers interested in social history, who are compelled by what it means to be at home in America. People interested in the effects of separation - as experienced by soldiers, immigrants, and children.
Susan J. Matt, Presidential Distinguished Professor of History, Weber State University
Susan J. Matt is Presidential Distinguished Professor of History at Weber State University, in Ogden, Utah. She is the author of Keeping Up with the Joneses: Envy in American Consumer Society, 1890-1930.
Chapter One: Emotions in Early America
Chapter Two: Painful Lessons in Individualism
Chapter Three: A House Divided
Chapter Four: Breaking Home Ties
Chapter Five: Immigrants and the Dream of Return
Chapter Six: Transferring Loyalties
Chapter Seven: Mama's Boys, Organization Men, Boomerang Kids, and the Surprising Persistence of the Extended Family
Conclusion Of Helicopter Parents, Facebook, and Wal-Mart: Homesickness in Contemporary America