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Who are we? : the challenges to America's identity

Author: Samuel P Huntington
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"America was founded by British settlers who brought with them a distinct culture including the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment, and respect for law. The waves of immigrants that later came to the United States gradually accepted these values and assimilated into America's Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, national identity has been eroded by the problems of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel P Huntington
ISBN: 0684870533 9780684870533
OCLC Number: 427277398
Description: xvii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part 1. The issues of identity : The crisis of national identity --
Identities: national and other ; Part 2. American identity : Components of American identity --
Anglo-Protestant culture --
Religion and Christianity --
Emergence, triumph, erosion ; Part 3. Challenges to American identity : Deconstructing America: the rise of subnational identities --
Assimilation: converts, ampersands, and the erosion of citizenship --
Mexican immigration and hispanization --
Merging America with the world ; Part 4. Renewing American identity : Fault lines old and new --
Twenty-first century America: vulnerability, religion, and national identity.
Responsibility: Samuel P. Huntington.

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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  Read more...

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