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The American kaleidoscope : race, ethnicity, and the civic culture

Author: Lawrence H Fuchs
Publisher: Hanover, NH : Wesleyan University Press, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the historical patterns of ethnicity and the ways in which a national political culture has evolved to accommodate ethnic diversity. Compares the experiences of immigrant ethnic groups, African- Americans, and native Americans to each other and in relation to the national culture.
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Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)790768817
(NO-TrBIB)120732041
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence H Fuchs
ISBN: 0819551228 9780819551221 0819562505 9780819562500
OCLC Number: 20932788
Description: xviii, 618 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: "True Americanism": the foundations of the civic culture --
"Reinforcements to Republicanism": Irish Catholic response to the civic culture --
More Slovenian and more American: how the hyphen unites --
"Go back to the country from whence you came": predatory pluralism and the Native American response --
"This fourth of July is yours": African-Americans and caste pluralism --
"I go sad and heavy hearted": sojourner pluralism for Asians and Mexicans --
"The road of hope": Asians and Mexicans find cracks in the system --
"Do you understand your own language?": Black Americans' attack on caste --
"They never did really see me": the assertion of Black ethnic identity --
"We want full participation": African-Americans and coalition politics --
"We have to be part of the political system": redefining tribal pluralism --
"America is in the heart": Asian sojourners no longer --
"Can't they see? I love this country ... ": Mexican-Americans and the battle against sojourner pluralism --
Blood of all nations: the sources of ethnicity become global --
"From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans ... ": the spread of ethnic diversity --
Tacos and kimchee: the quickening pace of ethnic interaction --
Kashaya and the Nyingma: identities and boundaries --
"The wish of the founding fathers": third world immigrants embrace the civic culture --
"All these ... are the life blood of America": celebrating diversity --
Xenophobia, racism, and bigotry: conflict in the kaleidoscope --
"Equal and exact justice": the civil rights compact --
"To get beyond racism": integrating education and housing --
"To get beyond racism": political access and economic opportunity --
Respecting diversity, promoting unity: the language issue --
Questions of membership: who are the outsiders?
Responsibility: Lawrence H. Fuchs.

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A leading authority's panoramic history compares the experiences of immigrant-ethnic groups, African-Americans, and Native Americans to each other and in relation to the national political culture.  Read more...

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"A blockbuster, a comprehensive and compelling examination of the meaning of ethnicity in American history and society."--Peter I. Rose, Smith College"Marked by judiciousness and balance throughout, Read more...

 
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