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The Disuniting of America

The Disuniting of America Author Arthur Meier Schlesinger
ISBN-10 0393045803
Release 1998
Pages 208
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Examines the growing cult of ethnicity in the United States and discusses how it undermines a common American identity and results in ethnic and racial animosity



The Disuniting of America Reflections on a Multicultural Society Revised and Enlarged Edition

The Disuniting of America  Reflections on a Multicultural Society  Revised and Enlarged Edition Author Arthur Meier Schlesinger
ISBN-10 9780393346022
Release 1998-09-17
Pages 208
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The New York Times bestseller that reminded us what it means to be an American is more timely than ever in this updated and enlarged edition, including "Schlesinger's Syllabus," an annotated reading list of core books on the American experience. The classic image of the American nation — a melting pot in which differences of race, wealth, religion, and nationality are submerged in democracy — is being replaced by an orthodoxy that celebrates difference and abandons assimilation. While this upsurge in ethnic awareness has had many healthy consequences in a nation shamed by a history of prejudice, the cult of ethnicity, if pressed too far, threatens to fragment American society to a dangerous degree. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner in history and adviser to the Kennedy and other administrations, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., is uniquely positioned to wave the caution flag in the race to a politics of identity. Using a broader canvas in this updated and expanded edition, he examines the international dimension and the lessons of one polyglot country after another tearing itself apart or on the brink of doing so: among them the former Yugoslavia, Nigeria, even Canada. Closer to home, he finds troubling new evidence that multiculturalism gone awry here in the United States threatens to do the same. "One of the most devastating and articulate attacks on multiculturalism yet to appear."—Wall Street Journal "A brilliant book . . . we owe Arthur Schlesinger a great debt of gratitude."—C. Vann Woodward, New Republic



The Disuniting of America

The Disuniting of America Author Arthur Meier Schlesinger
ISBN-10 0393033805
Release 1992
Pages 160
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A consideration of what it means to be an American.



Who are We

Who are We Author Samuel P. Huntington
ISBN-10 0684870533
Release 2004-01
Pages 428
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Analyzes the gradual erosion of American identity over the recent decades because of bilingualism, multiculturalism, and other factors and explores signs of a revival of American identity in the wake of September 11th.



Beyond Black and White

Beyond Black and White Author Maxine Seller
ISBN-10 0791433676
Release 1997
Pages 328
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Dedicated to a better understanding of the diversity of children being taught in American public schools, this book includes the experiences of groups (e.g. Haitians, Dominicans, Indians, and Vietnamese) not often represented even in the multicultural education literature. It also includes the experiences of often marginalized groups such as lesbians and gays, Appalachians, and white working class males.



Making Choices for Multicultural Education Five Approaches to Race Class and Gender 6th Edition

Making Choices for Multicultural Education  Five Approaches to Race  Class and Gender  6th Edition Author Christine E. Sleeter
ISBN-10 9781118313121
Release 2008-09-15
Pages 252
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Focusing on what multicultural education actually looks like in the classroom, "Making Choices for Multicultural Education, Sixth Edition" encourages all to examine the latest theoretical perspectives on multicultural education, as well as personal beliefs about classroom diversity. The authors show how schools reflect broad patterns of institutional discrimination, and then offer five different approaches to addressing such problems in the classroom.



American Dream

American Dream Author Jason DeParle
ISBN-10 0143034375
Release 2005
Pages 422
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Provides an in-depth study of the conflict between government social policy and the realities of life in post-welfare America, focusing on the lives of three women in a single extended family.



American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam

American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam Author John Hellmann
ISBN-10 0231515383
Release 1989-11-17
Pages 241
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American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam



Uneven Roads

Uneven Roads Author Todd Shaw
ISBN-10 9781506371740
Release 2018-02-01
Pages 512
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Uneven Roads helps you grasp how, when, and why race and ethnicity matter in U.S. politics. Using the metaphor of a road, with twists, turns, and dead ends, this incisive text takes you on a journey to understanding political racialization and the roots of modern interpretations of race and ethnicity. The book’s structure and narrative are designed to encourage comparison and reflection. You will critically analyze the history and context of U.S. racial and ethnic politics to build the skills needed to draw your own conclusions. In the Second Edition of this groundbreaking text, authors Shaw, DeSipio, Pinderhughes, and Travis bring the historical narrative to life by addressing the most contemporary debates and challenges affecting U.S. racial and ethnic politics. You will explore important issues regarding voting rights, political representation, education and criminal justice policies, and the immigrant experience. A revised final chapter on intersectionality encourages you to examine how groups go beyond the boundaries of race and ethnicity to come together on matters of class, gender, and sexuality.



The Strange Death of American Liberalism

The Strange Death of American Liberalism Author H. W. Brands
ISBN-10 0300098243
Release 2003-09-01
Pages 200
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In this provocative book, H. W. Brands confronts the vital question of why an ever-increasing number of Americans do not trust the federal government to improve their lives and to heal major social ills. How is it that government has come to be seen as the source of many of our problems, rather than the potential means of their solution? How has the word liberal become a term of abuse in American political discourse? From the Revolution on, argues Brands, Americans have been chronically skeptical of their government. This book succinctly traces this skepticism, demonstrating that it is only during periods of war that Americans have set aside their distrust and looked to their government to defend them. The Cold War, Brands shows, created an extended--and historically anomalous--period of dependence, thereby allowing for the massive expansion of the American welfare state. Since the 1970s, and the devastating blow dealt to Cold War ideology by America’s defeat in Vietnam, Americans have returned to their characteristic distrust of government. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Brands contends, the fate of American liberalism was sealed--and we continue to live with the consequences of its demise.



People of Plenty

People of Plenty Author David M. Potter
ISBN-10 0226676315
Release 2009-02-15
Pages 248
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America has long been famous as a land of plenty, but we seldom realize how much the American people are a people of plenty—a people whose distinctive character has been shaped by economic abundance. In this important book, David M. Potter breaks new ground both in the study of this phenomenon and in his approach to the question of national character. He brings a fresh historical perspective to bear on the vital work done in this field by anthropologists, social psychologists, and psychoanalysts. "The rejection of hindsight, with the insistence on trying to see events from the point of view of the participants, was a governing theme with Potter. . . . This sounds like a truism. Watching him apply it however, is a revelation."—Walter Clemons, Newsweek "The best short book on national character I have seen . . . broadly based, closely reasoned, and lucidly written."—Karl W. Deutsch, Yale Review



Politics and History

Politics and History Author Ron Christenson
ISBN-10 9781351498487
Release 2017-09-04
Pages 308
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Raymond Aron, French scholar, journalist, philosopher, sociologist, and historian, is internationally recognized as one of the great thinkers in the modern social sciences, bringing to contemporary history the insights of both philosophy and social science. This edition focuses on Aron's lifelong attempt to bridge the gap between knowledge and action and to understand the dialectical relationship between history and politics. It is an indispensable introduction to one of the most important thinkers of our century.This volume also contains an introduction by Aron, which presents an autobiographical account of his confrontation with many of the most important ideas of this century. Miriam Bernheim Conant provides perceptive commentary as well as a chronology of Aron's career and works.



Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice Author Daisy Kabagarama
ISBN-10 0205266525
Release 1997
Pages 78
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This book helps readers better understand and interact with people from other cultures, encouraging them to react and draw upon their experiences. The concept of culture is discussed fully, and both its unifying and divisive elements are examined. Exercises found both throughout the text and at the end of each chapter are aimed at helping readers discover their own biases.



Twentieth Century America

Twentieth Century America Author Thomas C. Reeves
ISBN-10 9780190281427
Release 2000-05-18
Pages 320
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As this most tumultuous century draws to a close, the need for a concise and trustworthy history is clear. Recent decades have seen the publication of American histories that are either bloated with unnecessary detail or infused with a polemical purpose that undermines their authority. InTwentieth-Century America, Thomas C. Reeves provides a fluidly written narrative history that combines the rare virtues of compression, inclusiveness, and balance. From Progressivism and the New Deal right up to the present, Reeves covers all aspects of American history, providing solid coverage of each era without burying readers in needless detail or trivia. This approach allows readers to grasp the major developments and continuities of American history and to come away with a cohesive picture of the whole of the twentieth century. The volume stresses social and well as political history, emphasizing the roles played by all Americans--including immigrants, minorities, women, and working people--and pays special attention to such topics as religion, crime, public health, national prosperity, and the media. Reeves is careful throughout to present both sides of controversial subjects and yet does not leave readers bewildered about which interpretations are most strongly supported or where to explore these issues more thoroughly. At the conclusion of each chapter, the author cites ten authoritative volumes for further study. The bibliographies, as well as the text, are refreshing in their lack of ideological bent. "Objectivity," Reeves suggests, "is an illusive but worthy goal for the historian." For anyone wishing to achieve a lucid historical overview of the past 100 years, Twentieth-Century America is the best place to start.



Encounters in the New World

Encounters in the New World Author Associate Professor of History and American Studies Jill Lepore
ISBN-10 0613573560
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 175
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Jill Lepore, winner of the distinguished Bancroft Prize for history, brings to life in exciting, first-person detail some of the earliest events in American history. Pages From History.



Social Change in America

Social Change in America Author Christopher Clark
ISBN-10 1566636868
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 349
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Citing the early processes that were to have significant impact on the character of American society, an account of the late colonial period and early years of the new republic covers such topics as free and compensated labor, regional characteristics, and the tension between advocates for geographic expansion and economic development. History.



Why I Am a Democrat

Why I Am a Democrat Author Theodore C. Sorensen
ISBN-10 0805044140
Release 1996
Pages 246
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Outlines the differences between Republicans and Democrats, and argues the reasons why, in the author's view, Democratic policies are better for America