Speaking of Diversity Language and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century America /

Gleason, Philip, 1927-,

Speaking of Diversity Language and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century America / [print] Philip Gleason. - 1 online resource (1 online resource xiii, 314 pages) - Book collections on Project MUSE. Book collections on Project MUSE. .

Originally published in 1992

Introduction -- Coming to Terms with Ethnicity -- The Melting Pot: Symbol of Fusion or Confusion? Confusion Compounded: A Melting Pot Update The Odd Couple: Pluralism and Assimilation Minorities (Almost) All Identifying Identity: A Semantic History World War II and American Identity -- Americans All The Study of American Culture Pluralism, Democracy, and Catholicism: Religious Tensions Religion and American Diversity -- Hansen, Herberg, and American Religion Immigration, Religion, and Civil Religion "Americanism" in American Catholic Discourse Index part 1 1 (starting pages 3) -- 2 (starting pages 32) -- 3 (starting pages 47) -- 4 (starting pages 91) -- 5 (starting pages 123) -- part 2 6 (starting pages 153) -- 7 (starting pages 188) -- 8 (starting pages 207) -- part 3 9 (starting pages 231) -- 10 (starting pages 250) -- 11 (starting pages 272) -- (starting pages 301)

"In recent years U.S. social history has taken dramatic strides in studies of race, gender, and ethnicity. Among historians of American ethnic groups, Philip Gleason has played a leading role in that development. His essays analyzing the terms of public and scholarly discourse--mapping the changing conceptions of American identity during the past half century--make a distinctive contribution to intellectual history." "Speaking of Diversity collects eleven of Gleason's seminal essays, each of them examining twentieth-century American thought on ethnic and religious diversity. Part 1 focuses specifically on linguistic and conceptual analysis, treating terms such as melting-pot, pluralism, identity, and minority. Part 2 explores the impact of World War II on American thinking about diversity, tolerance, and intergroup relations. Part 3 consists of essays on religion, all closely tied to themes in earlier essays. Together, they form a model of methodological and thematic unity. The essays also clear the ground as Americans continue their efforts to realize the stated goals of tolerance, diversity, and order."--Jacket.


Race Relations.
Minority Groups.
Ethnic Groups.
Cultural Diversity.
Catholics--United States.
Minorities--United States.
Ethnicity--United States.

United States.
États-Unis--Relations interethniques.
United States.
United States--Religion.
United States--Ethnic relations.

United States Ethnic groups

Electronic books.

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