Diversity and Citizenship: Rediscovering American Nationhood

Diversity and Citizenship: Rediscovering American Nationhood

by Gary Jacobsohn, Susan Dunn
     
 

In this book, an extraordinarily distinguished group of scholars explores the connection between citizenship and nationhood and the relationship between individual and collective identities. The essays illustrate different ways in which our understanding of the meaning of our "unum" is evolving. They show that while pluralism and an ideal of tolerance of diversity… See more details below

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In this book, an extraordinarily distinguished group of scholars explores the connection between citizenship and nationhood and the relationship between individual and collective identities. The essays illustrate different ways in which our understanding of the meaning of our "unum" is evolving. They show that while pluralism and an ideal of tolerance of diversity stand in opposition to images of a homogeneous America, they may lead to a deeper universalism, more subtle notions of freedom, equality, more probing discussions of the pursuit of happiness, and broader notions of citizens and nation. Contributors: Robert A. Dahl; Susan Dunn; Nathan Glazer; Gary Jacobsohn; Randall Kennedy; Sanford Levinson; Pauline Maier; Noah M.J. Pickus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847680924
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Is Civic Virtue a Relevant Ideal in a Pluralist Democracy?1
Ch. 2Lawyers as Citizens: An Inquiry into National Loyalty and the Professional Identity of Lawyers17
Ch. 3Nationhood and Citizenship: What Difference Did the American Revolution Make?45
Ch. 4"Hearken Not to the Unnatural Voice": Publius and the Artifice of Attachment63
Ch. 5Reflections on Citizenship and Diversity85
Ch. 6Dred Scott and African American Citizenship101
Index123
About the Editors and Contributors135

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