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American crucible : race and nation in the twentieth century

Author: Gary Gerstle
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017] ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New paperback printingView all editions and formats
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This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Gerstle
ISBN: 9780691173276 0691173273
OCLC Number: 961858769
Notes: Originally published in 2001. Updated in 2017.
"Updated with a new chapter on the Age of Obama."--Cover.
Awards: Winner of Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award 2002
Description: xix, 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Theodore Roosevelt's racialized nation, 1890-1900 --
Civic nationalism and its contradictions, 1890-1917 --
Hardening the boundaries of the nation, 1917-1929 --
The Rooseveltian nation ascendant, 1930-1940 --
Good war, race war, 1941-1945 --
The Cold War, anticommunism, and a nation in flux, 1946-1960 --
Civil rights, white resistance, and black nationalism, 1960-1968 --
Vietnam, cultural revolt, and the collapse of the Rooseveltian nation, 1968-1975 --
Beyond the Rooseveltian nation, 1975-2000 --
The age of Obama, 2000-2016.
Responsibility: Gary Gerstle.

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