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The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society

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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

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The 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.

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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."-- "A brilliant book . . . we owe Arthur Schlesinger a great debt of gratitude."--C. Vann Woodward,

About the Author

Arthur M. Schlesinger (1917 - 2007) was a historian who served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy. Among his many works are the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Age of Jackson and A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House.

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MJORDAN41, November 11, 2007 (view all comments by MJORDAN41)
This is an excellent book about what could be in store for race relations in the U.S, however, I feel that it ignores some of the very principles of multi-culturalism that this nation was founded upon.
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ISBN:
9780393318548
Foreword:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Author:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Foreword by:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Foreword:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Author:
Cram 101
Author:
Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Author:
Schlesinger
Author:
All Material Written by Cram101, Materia
Author:
Cram 101
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Minority Studies - Ethnic American
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Pluralism (social sciences)
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Multiculturalism
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
United States Civilization.
Subject:
United States Ethnic relations.
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Revised and Enlarged Edition
Publication Date:
19980931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.16x5.46x.55 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The 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.
"Synopsis" by , A New York Times Bestseller
"Synopsis" by , 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."-- "A brilliant book . . . we owe Arthur Schlesinger a great debt of gratitude."--C. Vann Woodward,
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