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Title:The makings and unmakings of Americans: Indians and immigrants in American literature and culture, 1880-1924
Author(s):Stanciu, Cristina
Director of Research:Parker, Robert D.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Parker, Robert D.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Hutner, Gordon; Maxwell, William J.; Capino, Jose B.
Department / Program:English
Discipline:English
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Immigration
Immigration Studies
American Indian Studies
Americanizatioin
Assimilation
Jewish American Literature
Silent Film.
Abstract:This dissertation argues that despite their coercion into the “making of Americans” discourses, New Immigrants and American Indians shared structurally connected roles in the drama of Americanization and assimilation. Recovering a genealogy of a combined cultural resistance to regimes of “making Americans” in a variety of literary genres and in silent film, this project shows how American Indian and Immigrant students of American democracy carved their own spaces in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American culture.
Issue Date:2011-05-25
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/24499
Rights Information:
Copyright 2011 Cristina Stanciu
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-26
2015-07-16
Date Deposited:2011-05


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