Who are we?: the challenges to America's national identity.

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Notes on front and back end papers concerning foundations of America's national identity and its disintegration, the American Creed, ideologies behind the founding of America, the influx of non-Protestant immigrants, and patriotic rituals and symbols, including the Statue of Liberty and the Columbian Exposition. Examples include: “embodied in American Creed - liberty, equality, human rights, rule of law, private property, individualism,” “salience,” “Americans have a fierce spirit of liberty,” “today 60% of Americans are Protestants,” “Americanizing the immigrant,” and “in 2000, 21 million immigrants said they did not speak English well.” Brian Lamb asks: “What role has war played?” “What were the 4 Great Awakenings?” “What's the history of teaching history?” and “Why in the 20th century - with exception of the U.S. - have Western countries become more secularized?” Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book. Examples include: “America's greatest achievement,” “settlers not immigrants,” “concept of race,” “fertility rates,” “trust in government,” and “conservatives endorsed idea of American empire.”

Citation

Huntington, Samuel P, “Who are we?: the challenges to America's national identity.,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed December 3, 2022, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/664.

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Title

Who are we?: the challenges to America's national identity.

Creator

Huntington, Samuel P

Date

2004
Program air date: June 13, 2004

Description

Samuel Hintington's study of the erosion of American national identity.

Subject

"National characteristics, American."

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

Simon & Schuster
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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Language

eng

Identifier

1189578
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