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The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a Multicultural Society

Arthur M. Schlesinger

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ISBN 10: 0393033805 / ISBN 13: 9780393033809
Published by W. W. Norton and Company., 1992
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Title: The Disuniting of America: Reflections on a ...

Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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What does it mean to be an American? Is the republic a unified whole or a collection of disparate ethnic groups? In this book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, examines the changing face of American history and shows how an increasing focus on ethnicity has affected life both in academic circles and on the street. America has always been a nation of immigrants striving towards the common goal of a better life than they had known in the old country. But the melting pot no longer seems an apt metaphor for the American experience: racial and ethnic minorities are drifting apart, focusing on individual heritage and becoming more bitterly divided. However, Professor Schlesinger ultimately believes that the old ideals of "e pluribus unum" are still strong enough to bind the United States together.

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ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER, JR. (1917-2007) was a renowned American historian, social critic, and prolific author of numerous books. He was awarded the National Book Award and the National Humanities Medal as well as twice winning the Pulitzer Prize.

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