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The Resource Roots too : White ethnic revival in post-civil rights America, Matthew Frye Jacobson, (electronic resource)

Roots too : White ethnic revival in post-civil rights America, Matthew Frye Jacobson, (electronic resource)

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Roots too : White ethnic revival in post-civil rights America
Title
Roots too
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White ethnic revival in post-civil rights America
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Matthew Frye Jacobson
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eng
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1958-
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Jacobson, Matthew Frye
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E184.A1
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J23 2006eb
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ebrary, Inc
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  • Whites
  • Ethnicity
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  • In the 1950s, America was seen as a vast melting pot in which white ethnic affiliations were on the wane and a common American identity was the norm. Yet by the 1970s, these white ethnics mobilized around a new version of the epic tale of plucky immigrants making their way in the New World through the sweat of their brow. Although this turn to ethnicity was for many an individual search for familial and psychological identity, Roots Too establishes a broader white social and political consensus arising in response to the political language of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements.In the wake of the Civil Rights movement, whites sought renewed status in the romance of Old World travails and New World fortunes. Ellis Island replaced Plymouth Rock as the touchstone of American nationalism. The entire culture embraced the myth of the indomitable white ethnicswho they were and where they had come fromin literature, film, theater, art, music, and scholarship. The language and symbols of hardworking, self-reliant, and ultimately triumphant European immigrants have exerted tremendous force on political movements and public policy debates from affirmative action to contemporary immigration.In order to understand how white primacy in American life survived the withering heat of the Civil Rights movement and multiculturalism, Matthew Frye Jacobson argues for a full exploration of the meaning of the white ethnic revival and the uneasy relationship between inclusion and exclusion that it has engendered in our conceptions of national belonging
  • In the 1950s, America was seen as a vast melting pot in which white ethnic affiliations were on the wane and a common American identity was the norm. Yet by the 1970s, these white ethnics mobilized around a new version of the epic tale of plucky immigrants making their way in the New World through the sweat of their brow. Although this turn to ethnicity was for many an individual search for familial and psychological identity, Roots Too establishes a broader white social and political consensus arising in response to the political language of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements. In the wake of the Civil Rights movement, whites sought renewed status in the romance of Old World travails and New World fortunes. Ellis Island replaced Plymouth Rock as the touchstone of American nationalism. The entire culture embraced the myth of the indomitable white ethnics—who they were and where they had come from—in literature, film, theater, art, music, and scholarship. The language and symbols of hardworking, self-reliant, and ultimately triumphant European immigrants have exerted tremendous force on political movements and public policy debates from affirmative action to contemporary immigration. In order to understand how white primacy in American life survived the withering heat of the Civil Rights movement and multiculturalism, Matthew Frye Jacobson argues for a full exploration of the meaning of the white ethnic revival and the uneasy relationship between inclusion and exclusion that it has engendered in our conceptions of national belonging
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Roots too : White ethnic revival in post-civil rights America, Matthew Frye Jacobson, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-464) and index
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OCM1bookssj0000239598
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unknown
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9780674018983
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(alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000239598
Label
Roots too : White ethnic revival in post-civil rights America, Matthew Frye Jacobson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 399-464) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000239598
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674018983
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000239598

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