Description - Race and the Production of Modern American Nationalism by Reynolds J. Scott-Childress
This study addresses the ways race has both helped and hindered Americans in determining national identity. Contributors consider race and American nationalism from a variety of historical and disciplinary vantage points. Beginning with the aftermath of the Civil War and unfolding chronologically though to the present, the essays examine a multitide of different groups - Japanese Americans, Chinese Americans, Puerto Ricans, African Americans, whites, Jews, Irish Americans, German Americans - by examining race and nationlaism represented in public memorials, photography, film, classic and minor literature, gender isues, legal studies and more. The book offers rereadings of some of the pivotal figures in American culture and politics, including Herman Melville, Frances Harper, William James, Frederic Remington, Charles Francis Adams. W.E.B. DuBois, George Creel, Zora Neale Hurston, Louis Chu and others.
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