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American Crucible Race and Nation in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0691102775
ISBN-13: 9780691102771
Edition: 2001
Authors: Gary Gerstle
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

This sweeping history of 20th-century America follows the changing and often conflicting ideas about the fundamental nature of American society. Gary Gerstle traces the forces of civic and racial nationalism, arguing that both profoundly shaped America.

Gary Gerstle is Professor of History, University of Maryland.

List of Figures
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Theodore Roosevelt's Racialized Nation, 1890-1900
A History of the American "Race"
War, Renewal, and the Problem of the "Smoked Yankee"
Civic Nationalism and Its Contradictions, 1890-1917
"True Americanism"
Racial Dilemmas
The New Nationalism
Hardening the Boundaries of the Nation, 1917-1929
War and Discipline
"Keeping Pure the Blood of America"
Civic Nationalism in the New Racial Regime
Aborting the New Nationalism
The Rooseveltian Nation Ascendant, 1930-1940
A Kinder and Gentler National Builder
Radicalizing the Civic Nationalist Creed
Conservative Counterattack
The Survival of Racialized Nationalism
Good War, Race War, 1941-1945
The Good War
Race War
"Something Drastic Should Be Done": The Military's Hidden Race War
Combat and White Male Comradeship
The Cold War, Anticommunism, and a Nation in Flux, 1946-1960
War, Repression, and Nation Building
The Red Scare and the Decline of Racial Nationalism
Racial Nationalism Redux: The Case of Immigration Reform
Civil Rights, White Resistance, and Black Nationalism, 1960-1968
Civil Rights and Civic Nationalism
"I Question America": The Crisis in Atlantic City
"Speaking as a Victim of This American System"
Vietnam, Cultural Revolt, and the Collapse of the Rooseveltian Nation, 1968-1975
A Catastrophic War
The Spread of Anti-Americanism and the Revolt against Assimilation
The Collapse of the Rooseveltian Nation
Epilogue: Beyond the Rooseveltian Nation, 1975-2000
Varieties of Multiculturalism
"A Springtime of Hope": Ronald Reagan and the Nationalist Renaissance
Reviving the Liberal Nation
Notes
Index

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