Homesickness

An American History
Author(s): 
Matt, Susan J.
ISBN: 
9780199314607
Date published: 
April 2014
Paperback
Price: 
£16.99

Using letters, diaries, memoirs, medical records, and psychological studies, this wide-ranging book uncovers the profound pain felt by Americans on the move from the country's founding until the present day. Susan Matt shows how colonists in Jamestown longed for and often returned to England, African Americans during the Great Migration yearned for their Southern homes, and immigrants nursed memories of Sicily and Guadalajara and, even after years in America, frequently traveled home.