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The Disuniting of America

Schlesinger, Jr., Arthur M.

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ISBN 10: 0393033805 / ISBN 13: 9780393033809
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York / London, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Blue cloth, red boards. From the library of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and inscribed to him by the author. Fairbanks (1909-2000) was an iconic American actor from Hollywood’s Golden Era (his credits include "Gunga Din"), and a highly decorated naval officer of World War II. Bookseller Inventory # JC2999

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Title: The Disuniting of America

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, New York / London

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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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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