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Legacy of Hate: A Short History of Ethnic, Religious, and Racial Prejudice in America

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For all its foundation on the principles of religious freedom and human equality, American history contains numerous examples of bigotry and persecution of minorities. Now, author Philip Perlmutter lays out the history of prejudice in America in a brief, compact, and readable volume. Perlmutter begins with the arrival of white Europeans, moves through the eighteenth and industrially expanding nineteenth centuries; the explosion of immigration and its attendant problems in the twentieth century; and a fifth chapter explores how prejudice (racial, religious, and ethnic) has been institutionalized in the educational systems and laws. His final chapter covers the future of minority progress.

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Traces the development of American minority group relations, beginning with the arrival of white Europeans and moving through the 18th and 19th centuries and the explosion of immigration and its attendant problems in the 20th century. A final chapter explores how racial, religious, and ethnic prejudice has been institutionalized in the educational and legal systems. The author is a former executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, and has taught courses on minority group relations at various colleges and universities.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Though America had been rightfully portrayed as born of democratic principles, to no less an extent was it born of undemocratic ones. America is thus a living contradiction of many dimensions — historical, sociological, and psychological — that have manifested themselves at every level of society — individual, communal, and natural".

So writes Philip Perlmutter, whose Legacy of Hate explores this "living contradiction" by tracing the development of American minority group relations, beginning with the arrival of white Europeans and moving through the eighteenth and industrially expanding nineteenth centuries; the explosion of immigration and its attendant problems in the twentieth century; and a final chapter exploring how prejudice (racial, religious, and ethnic) has been institutionalized in the educational systems and laws.

Throughout this provocative book, Perlmutter focuses on where and why various groups encountered prejudice and discrimination and how their experiences have shaped the society we live in and how we think about one another.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-313) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765604064
Author:
Perlmutter, Philip
Publisher:
Routledge
Location:
Armonk, NY :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Discrimination
Subject:
Freedom of religion
Subject:
Hate
Subject:
United States Social conditions.
Subject:
Discrimination -- Religious aspects -- United States.
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Publication Date:
19990431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.28x6.37x1.24 in. 1.41 lbs.
Age Level:
18-18

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"Synopsis" by , "Though America had been rightfully portrayed as born of democratic principles, to no less an extent was it born of undemocratic ones. America is thus a living contradiction of many dimensions — historical, sociological, and psychological — that have manifested themselves at every level of society — individual, communal, and natural".

So writes Philip Perlmutter, whose Legacy of Hate explores this "living contradiction" by tracing the development of American minority group relations, beginning with the arrival of white Europeans and moving through the eighteenth and industrially expanding nineteenth centuries; the explosion of immigration and its attendant problems in the twentieth century; and a final chapter exploring how prejudice (racial, religious, and ethnic) has been institutionalized in the educational systems and laws.

Throughout this provocative book, Perlmutter focuses on where and why various groups encountered prejudice and discrimination and how their experiences have shaped the society we live in and how we think about one another.

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