American Identities An Introductory Textbook

ISBN-10: 0631234322
ISBN-13: 9780631234326
Edition: 2005 (Revised)
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Description: Charting the rich multiplicity of American identities through the lenses of race, class and gender, this title explores major current events and trends in American history from 1945 to the present day.

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List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

Charting the rich multiplicity of American identities through the lenses of race, class and gender, this title explores major current events and trends in American history from 1945 to the present day.

Michael D. White is Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University and Associate Director of the Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety at ASU. He is co-editor of Race, Ethnicity and Policing: New and Essential Readings and author of Current Issues and Controversies in Policing .Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of Immigration and American Popular Culture (with Jeffrey Melnick, NYU Press) and Jewish Gangsters of Modern Literature, and co-editor of American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century and Radicalism in the South since Reconstruction.

Alternative Contents by Genre
Preface: How to Use This Book
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Identity, Family, and Memory
Understanding Identity.
Identities and Social Locations: Who Am I?
Who Are My People
American Families in Historical Perspective.
What We Really Miss About the 1950s
Memory and Community.
Generational Memory in an American Town
Growing Up Asian in America
World War II and the Postwar Era 1940-1960
World War II and American Families.
War Babies
From Citizen 13660
The Cold War and Domestic Politics.
Containment at Home: Cold War, Warm Hearth
The Problem That Has No Name
The Civil Rights Revolution, 1945-1960
From Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic's Life
Family Migrations Urban and Suburban.
Songs of the Chicago Blues
Halfway to Dick and Jane: A Puerto Rican Pilgrimage
From Goodbye, Columbus
War and Social Movements, 1960-1975
The Civil Rights Movement.
Letter from Birmingham City Jail
Message to the Grass Roots
Songs of the Civil Rights Movement
Student Activism.
Port Huron Statement (Students for a Democratic Society)
The Port Huron Statement at 40
From Working-Class War: American Combat Soldiers and Vietnam
From Born on the Fourth of July
From Bloods: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Black Veterans
Black and Puerto Rican Power.
Black Power: Its Need and Substance
"Respect"
"Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)"
13-Point Program and Platform
Women's Lives, Women's Rights.
Sources of the Second Wave: The Rebirth of Feminism
NOW Bill of Rights (National Organization for Women)
The Liberation of Black Women
Jessie Lopez De La Cruz: The Battle for Farmworkers' Rights
The American Indian Movement.
This Country Was a Lot Better Off When the Indians Were Running It
The Occupation of Alcatraz Island (Indians of All Tribes)
The Gay Liberation Movement.
Gay Liberation
The Fighting Irishman
The Drag Queen
The New American Right.
From Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New American Right
A Postindustrial and Global Society, 1975-2000
Deindustrilzing America.
From the Great U-Turn Corporate Restructuring and the Polarizing of America
From "It Ain't No Sin To Be Glad You're Alive": The Promise of Bruce Springsteen
A Musical representation of Work in Postindustrial America
Class in America: Myths and Realities (2000)
Marriage and Family : Modern and Postmodern.
From Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood
The Making and Unmaking of Modern Families
Multicultural America.
From Jasmine
Growing Up Biracial and Bicultural
From the Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems
The United Stats as Borderlands.
Through a Glass Darkly: Toward the Twenty-first Century
"To Live in the Borderlands Means You"
From No Logo: taking Ami at the Brand Bullies
The Future of Us All?
Brave New World: Gray Boys, Funky Axtecs, and Honorary Homegirls
From The Future of Us All
The Society That Unions Can Build
Text and Illustration Credits
Index

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