Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America

Roots Too: White Ethnic Revival in Post-Civil Rights America

by Matthew Frye Jacobson
     
 

In the 1970s, 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 toSee more details below

Overview

In the 1970s, 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 movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674027435
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
1,298,217
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beyond Hansen's Law

1. Hyphen Nation

2. Golden Door, Silver Screen

3. Old World Bound

4. The Immigrant's Bootstraps, and Other Fables

5. I Take Back My Name

6. Our Heritage Is Our Power

7. Whose America (Who's America)?

Coda: Ireland at JFK

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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