The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America

The Rise and Fall of Anglo-America

by Eric P. Kaufmann
     
 

As the 2000 census resoundingly demonstrated, the Anglo-Protestant ethnic core of the United States has all but dissolved. This demographic shift has spawned a "culture war" within white America. While liberals seek to diversify society toward a cosmopolitan endpoint, some conservatives strive to maintain an American ethno-national identity. Kaufmann traces the roots… See more details below

Overview

As the 2000 census resoundingly demonstrated, the Anglo-Protestant ethnic core of the United States has all but dissolved. This demographic shift has spawned a "culture war" within white America. While liberals seek to diversify society toward a cosmopolitan endpoint, some conservatives strive to maintain an American ethno-national identity. Kaufmann traces the roots of this culture war from the rise of WASP America to its fall in the 1960s, when social institutions finally began to reflect the nation's ethnic composition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674013032
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

I. The WASP Ascendancy

2. The Rise of Anglo-America

3. Limited Liberals: "Double-Consciousness" in Anglo-American Thought, 1750-1920

4. Conservative Egalitarians: The Progressive Mind in the Nineteenth Century

II. The Cosmopolitan Vanguard, 1900-1939

5. Pioneers of Equality: The Liberal Progressives

6. Cosmopolitan Clerics: The Role of Ecumenical Protestantism

7. Expressive Pathfinders: The New York Modernists

III. The Fall of Anglo-America

8. Cosmopolitanism Institutionalized, 1930-1970

9. The Decline of Anglo-America

10. Cultural Modernization: Making Sense of Anglo-America's Demise

11. American Whiteness: Dominant Ethnicity Resurgent?

12. Liberal Ethnicity and Cultural Revival: A New Paradigm

13. Conclusion

Notes

References

Acknowledgments

Index

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