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Becoming Old Stock:
The Paradox of German-American Identity
Russell A. Kazal

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
List of Tables xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1
Part One: 1900
Chapter One
German Philadelphia: A Social Portrait 17
Chapter Two
Two Neighborhoods 43
Part Two: Confronting Assimilation, 1900-1914
Chapter Three
The Gendered Crisis of the Vereinswesen 79
Chapter Four
Destinations: The Ambiguous Lure of Mass Commercial and Consumer Culture 95
Chapter Five
Destinations: Fractured Whiteness, "American" Identity, and the "Old Stock" Opening 109
Chapter Six
Resisting Assimilation: Middle-Class and Working-Class Approaches 130
Part Three: Storm, 1914-1919
Chapter Seven
European War and Ethnic Mobilization 151
Chapter Eight
Intervention, the Anti-German Panic, and the Fall of Public Germanness 171
Part Four: Reshaping Identities in the 1920s Chapter Nine An Ethnicity Subdued 197
Chapter Ten
Changing Neighborhoods 213
Chapter Eleven
Middle-Class Germans: American Identity and the "Stock" of "Our Forefathers" 232
Chapter Twelve
Workers and Catholics: Toward the "White Ethnic" 246
Conclusion Pluralism, Nationalism, Race, and the Fate of German America 261
Appendix The Neighborhood Census Samples 283
Notes 291
Index 371

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