The Disuniting of America

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What does it mean to be an American? Is the republic a unified whole or a collection of disparate ethnic groups? In this book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, examines the changing face of American history and shows how an increasing focus on ethnicity has affected life both in academic circles and on the street.

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For people who assume there can be no legitimate criticism of multiculturalism except from the xenophobic right, this book is a must read. This is a genuinely thoughtful critique of multiculturalism and its discontents, and why pluralism is a better goal for society. Read full review

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For people who assume there can be no legitimate criticism of multiculturalism except from the xenophobic right, this book is a must read. This is a genuinely thoughtful critique of multiculturalism and its discontents, and why pluralism is a better goal for society. Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

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