Chapters discover a variety of subject matters, together with how varied ethnic teams arrived within the United States—whether via violence and coercion or keen immigration; the bizarre id of local american citizens as “ethnic,” even though they're indigenous to the land; even if the yankee public’s attitudes towards and therapy of distinction has been in line with the nation’s professed egalitarian beliefs; and the way elements comparable to language, faith, type, gender, and intermarriage play in both strengthening or weakening ethnic identification and team solidarity.
An enticing and significant examine a time period that continues to be stubbornly ambiguous in either scholarly dialogue and the vernacular, this booklet makes a huge contribution to the continued debates approximately “difference” in American society.
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