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American Ethnic History: Themes and Perspectives / Edition 1

American Ethnic History: Themes and Perspectives / Edition 1

by Jason McDonald


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ISBN-13: 9780813542287
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

JASON J. MCDONALD has taught U.S. History and American Studies at various institutions, including Southampton University, Winchester University, Brunel University, De Montfort University, and Iowa State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Preface     ix
Defining Ethnicity
The Origins and Nature of Ethnic Identity     3
Perspectives on American Ethnic Diversity
The Making of American Ethnic Diversity     25
Ethnic Adaptation     49
Mainstream Society's Perceptions and Policies
Ethnicity and the American Creed     69
Ethnic Incorporation     91
Minority Group Responses to American Life
Ethnic Collective Action     135
Confronting Challenges to Ethnic Allegiance     170
Bibliography     209
Name Index     253
Subject Index     258

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