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Author Fuchs, Lawrence H.

Title The American kaleidoscope : race, ethnicity, and the civic culture / Lawrence H. Fuchs.

Imprint Hanover, NH : Wesleyan University Press, ©1990.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 618 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-596) and index.
Summary Examines the historical patterns of ethnicity and the ways in which a national political culture has evolved to accommodate ethnic diversity. Compares the experiences of immigrant ethnic groups, African- Americans, and native Americans to each other and in relation to the national culture.
Contents "True Americanism": the foundations of the civic culture -- "Reinforcements to Republicanism": Irish Catholic response to the civic culture -- More Slovenian and more American: how the hyphen unites -- "Go back to the country from whence you came": predatory pluralism and the Native American response -- "This fourth of July is yours": African-Americans and caste pluralism -- "I go sad and heavy hearted": sojourner pluralism for Asians and Mexicans -- "The road of hope": Asians and Mexicans find cracks in the system -- "Do you understand your own language?": Black Americans' attack on caste -- "They never did really see me": the assertion of Black ethnic identity -- "We want full participation": African-Americans and coalition politics -- "We have to be part of the political system": redefining tribal pluralism -- "America is in the heart": Asian sojourners no longer -- "Can't they see? I love this country ... ": Mexican-Americans and the battle against sojourner pluralism -- Blood of all nations: the sources of ethnicity become global -- "From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans ... ": the spread of ethnic diversity -- Tacos and kimchee: the quickening pace of ethnic interaction -- Kashaya and the Nyingma: identities and boundaries -- "The wish of the founding fathers": third world immigrants embrace the civic culture -- "All these ... are the life blood of America": celebrating diversity -- Xenophobia, racism, and bigotry: conflict in the kaleidoscope -- "Equal and exact justice": the civil rights compact -- "To get beyond racism": integrating education and housing -- "To get beyond racism": political access and economic opportunity -- Respecting diversity, promoting unity: the language issue -- Questions of membership: who are the outsiders?
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Subject United States -- Ethnic relations.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fuchs, Lawrence H. American kaleidoscope. Hanover, NH : Wesleyan University Press, ©1990 0819551228 (DLC) 89021481 (OCoLC)20932788
ISBN 058537094X (electronic bk.)
9780585370941 (electronic bk.)
9780819572448 (electronic bk.)
0819572446 (electronic bk.)