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The Resource Genus Americanus : hitting the road in search of America's identity, Loren Ghiglione with Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham

Genus Americanus : hitting the road in search of America's identity, Loren Ghiglione with Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham

Label
Genus Americanus : hitting the road in search of America's identity
Title
Genus Americanus
Title remainder
hitting the road in search of America's identity
Statement of responsibility
Loren Ghiglione with Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A seventy-year-old Northwestern journalism professor, Loren Ghiglione, and two twenty-something Northwestern journalism students, Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham, climbed into a minivan and embarked on a three-month, twenty-eight state, 14,063-mile road trip in search of America's identity. After interviewing 150 Americans about contemporary identity issues, they wrote this book, which is part oral history, part shoe-leather reporting, part search for America's future, part memoir, and part travel journal. On their journey, they retraced Mark Twain's travels across America-from Hannibal, Missouri, to Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle. They hoped Twain's insights into the late nineteenth-century soul of America would help them understand the America of today and the ways that our cultural fabric has shifted. Their interviews focused on issues of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and immigration status. The timely trip occurred as the United States was poised to replace president Barack Obama, an icon of multiculturalism and inclusion, with Donald Trump, whose white-identity agenda promoted exclusion and division. What they learned along the way paints an engaging portrait of the country during this crucial moment of ideological and political upheaval
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Ghiglione, Loren
Dewey number
917.30493
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Ghiglione, Loren
  • National characteristics, American
  • Multiculturalism
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Group identity
  • Ethnicity
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Genus Americanus : hitting the road in search of America's identity, Loren Ghiglione with Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham
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Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT13722182
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820358017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13722182
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13722182
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Genus Americanus : hitting the road in search of America's identity, Loren Ghiglione with Alyssa Karas and Dan Tham
Link
Publication
Distribution
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.
Control code
MWT13722182
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780820358017
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13722182
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13722182
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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