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Author Higham, John, 1920-2003.

Title Hanging together : unity and diversity in American culture / John Higham ; edited by Carl J. Guarneri.

Imprint New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2001.

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Description 1 online resource (xix, 315 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-305) and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- I : Tracing unities -- Hanging together : divergent unities in American history ; America in person : the evolution of national symbols ; Rediscovering the pragmatic American -- Specialization in a democracy -- II : Integrating diversity -- Integrating America : the problem of assimilation at the turn of the century ; Immigration and American mythology ; Pluralistic integration as an American model ; Three postwar reconstructions -- III : Turning points -- From boundlessness to consolidation : the transformation of American culture, 1848-1860 ; America's utopian prophets ; Reorientation of American culture in the 1890s ; Long road to the New Deal -- IV : Prospects -- Multiculturalism and universalism : a history and critique ; Future of American history.
Summary How has America, with its many ethnic, class, and ideological divisions, allowed divergent groups to 'hang together' as Americans? This book explores the ways in which Americans have conceived of a national identity and demonstrates that an appreciation of America's kaleidoscopic diversity can be reconciled with an affirmation of its common national culture.
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Subject Cultural pluralism -- United States.
Group identity -- United States.
National characteristics, American.
Historiography -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.
United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Civilization.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Guarneri, Carl, 1950-
Other Form: Print version: Higham, John, 1920-2003. Hanging together. New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2001 0300088183 9780300088182 (DLC) 00049540 (OCoLC)45166674
ISBN 9780300129823 (electronic bk.)
0300129823 (electronic bk.)