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The Resource The disuniting of America : reflections on a multicultural society, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

The disuniting of America : reflections on a multicultural society, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr

Label
The disuniting of America : reflections on a multicultural society
Title
The disuniting of America
Title remainder
reflections on a multicultural society
Statement of responsibility
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Setting the American experience against a global backdrop in which one nation after another is tearing itself apart, Schlesinger emphasizes the question: What is it that holds nations together? The classic American image was of the "melting pot," in which differences of race, religion, and nationality were reduced, however unevenly, by common adherence to unifying civic principles. Today that image is challenged by an identity politics that magnifies differences and abandons goals of integration and assimilation. Must we surrender national identity to ethnic lobbies? Is hypersensitivity on the question of language handicapping minority children? Is the purpose of teaching history to make minorities feel good about themselves? Or is it rather to teach an accurate understanding of the world and to protect unifying ideals of tolerance, democracy, and human rights?" "Strident multiculturalism, Schlesinger contends, is an ill-judged and wrong-headed response to the real problem: the persistence, despite many gains, of racism in the white majority. In a world scarred by ethnic conflict, he writes, it is all the more urgent that the United States set an example of how a highly differentiated society holds itself together." "In this new and enlarged edition, more timely than ever, Schlesinger updates the discussion, assesses recent developments, points to factors that promise to defeat the disuniting of America, points also to the dangers of strident monoculturalism on the right, and adds "Schlesinger's syllabus" - an annotated list of a baker's dozen of book essential for understanding the American experience." --Book Jacket
Action
Legacy
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1917-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Multicultural education
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Civilization
  • Cultural pluralism
  • Ethnic relations
  • Multicultural education
  • United States
Label
The disuniting of America : reflections on a multicultural society, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "A new race"? -- 2. History the weapon -- 3. The battle of the schools -- 4. The decomposition of America -- 5. E pluribus unum? -- Epilogue -- Appendix. Schlesinger's syllabus
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised and enlarged edition
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780393318548
Lccn
97025124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)37107204
Label
The disuniting of America : reflections on a multicultural society, Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. "A new race"? -- 2. History the weapon -- 3. The battle of the schools -- 4. The decomposition of America -- 5. E pluribus unum? -- Epilogue -- Appendix. Schlesinger's syllabus
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Revised and enlarged edition
Extent
207 pages
Isbn
9780393318548
Lccn
97025124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)37107204

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