product description page

Challenges of Diversity : Essays on America (Hardcover) (Werner Sollors)

$95.00
shipping to 94043 only 1 left
get it from Tue, May 1 - Wed, May 2 with standard shipping.
free order pickup not available
not sold at Manhattan Herald Square

about this item


What unites and what divides Americans as a nation? Who are we, and can we strike a balance between an emphasis on our divergent ethnic origins and what we have in common? Opening with a survey of American literature through the vantage point of ethnicity, Werner Sollors examines our evolving understanding of ourselves as an Anglo-American nation to a multicultural one and the key role writing has played in that process. 

Challenges of Diversity contains stories of American myths of arrival (pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, slave ships at Jamestown, steerage passengers at Ellis Island), the powerful rhetoric of egalitarian promise in the Declaration of Independence and the heterogeneous ends to which it has been put, and the recurring tropes of multiculturalism over time (e pluribus unum, melting pot, cultural pluralism). Sollors suggests that although the transformation of this settler country into a polyethnic and self-consciously multicultural nation may appear as a story of great progress toward the fulfillment of egalitarian ideals, deepening economic inequality actually exacerbates the divisions among Americans today.   
 

more to consider

  • Clayborne Brides : One Pink Rose, One White Rose, One Red Rose (Paperback) (Julie Garwood)

    $8.99

  • Opportunistic Networking : Models, Protocols, and Applications (Hardcover) (Yong Li & Pan Hui)

    $159.95

  • Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1943-1945 : Red Steamroller (Hardcover) (Robert A. Forczyk)

    $33.95

  • Reconographers : Intelligence and Reconnaissance in British Tank Operations on the Western Front 1916-18

    $67.95

  • Assault on Mexican American Collective Memory, 2010-2015 : Swimming With Sharks -  (Hardcover)

    $110.00

recommended

  • SheaMoisture® Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo - 13 fl oz

    $10.99

  • 2018 TF Publishing Desk Calendar

  • Employment Discrimination (Paperback) (Joel Wm. Friedman)

    $50.30

  • Thousands : Poems (Paperback) (Lightsey Darst)

    $11.56

  • Love Print Throw Pillow Collection - Surya

    $20.99 - $27.99


from the manufacturer


guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.