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The Resource American crucible : race and nation in the twentieth century, Gary Gerstle

American crucible : race and nation in the twentieth century, Gary Gerstle

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American crucible : race and nation in the twentieth century
Title
American crucible
Title remainder
race and nation in the twentieth century
Statement of responsibility
Gary Gerstle
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This sweeping history of twentieth-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society: Is the United States a social melting pot, as our civic creed warrants, or is full citizenship somehow reserved for those who are white and of the "right" ancestry? Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped our society. After Theodore Roosevelt led his Rough Riders to victory during the Spanish American War, he boasted of the diversity of his men's origins- from the Kentucky backwoods to the Irish, Italian, and Jewish neighborhoods of northeastern cities. Roosevelt’s vision of a hybrid and superior “American race,” strengthened by war, would inspire the social, diplomatic, and economic policies of American liberals for decades. And yet, for all of its appeal to the civic principles of inclusion, this liberal legacy was grounded in “Anglo-Saxon” culture, making it difficult in particular for Jews and Italians and especially for Asians and African Americans to gain acceptance. --
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1954-
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Gerstle, Gary
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • National characteristics, American
  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
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American crucible : race and nation in the twentieth century, Gary Gerstle
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2001. Updated in 2017
  • "Updated with a new chapter on the Age of Obama."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theodore Roosevelt's racialized nation, 1890-1900 -- Civic nationalism and its contradictions, 1890-1917 -- Hardening the boundaries of the nation, 1917-1929 -- The Rooseveltian nation ascendant, 1930-1940 -- Good war, race war, 1941-1945 -- The Cold War, anticommunism, and a nation in flux, 1946-1960 -- Civil rights, white resistance, and black nationalism, 1960-1968 -- Vietnam, cultural revolt, and the collapse of the Rooseveltian nation, 1968-1975 -- Beyond the Rooseveltian nation, 1975-2000 -- The age of Obama, 2000-2016
Control code
ocn961858769
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New paperback printing.
Extent
xix, 522 pages
Isbn
9780691173276
Lccn
2016960375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961858769
Label
American crucible : race and nation in the twentieth century, Gary Gerstle
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in 2001. Updated in 2017
  • "Updated with a new chapter on the Age of Obama."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Theodore Roosevelt's racialized nation, 1890-1900 -- Civic nationalism and its contradictions, 1890-1917 -- Hardening the boundaries of the nation, 1917-1929 -- The Rooseveltian nation ascendant, 1930-1940 -- Good war, race war, 1941-1945 -- The Cold War, anticommunism, and a nation in flux, 1946-1960 -- Civil rights, white resistance, and black nationalism, 1960-1968 -- Vietnam, cultural revolt, and the collapse of the Rooseveltian nation, 1968-1975 -- Beyond the Rooseveltian nation, 1975-2000 -- The age of Obama, 2000-2016
Control code
ocn961858769
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
New paperback printing.
Extent
xix, 522 pages
Isbn
9780691173276
Lccn
2016960375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961858769

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