What does the quote "But this here is the U-S-of-A!" in In the American Society reveal?

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The quote "but this here is the U-S-of-A!" reveals how the author's mother is determined to assimilate in American society and that this determination conflicts with her husband's desire to remain rooted in his Chinese culture. When the author's father pays his workers extra to help support them in times of need, his wife exclaims the above quote to emphasize that paying workers extra does not reflect capitalism. The mother readily accepts...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on February 11, 2020