By Werner Sollors
What unites and what divides american citizens as a country? who're we, and will we strike a stability among an emphasis on our divergent ethnic origins and what we now have in universal? beginning with a survey of yank literature in the course of the vantage element of ethnicity, Werner Sollors examines our evolving realizing of ourselves as an Anglo-American kingdom to a multicultural one and the foremost position writing has performed in that process.
Challenges of Diversity comprises tales of yank myths of arrival (pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, slave ships at Jamestown, guidance passengers at Ellis Island), the robust rhetoric of egalitarian promise within the statement of Independence and the heterogeneous ends to which it's been positioned, and the routine tropes of multiculturalism over the years (e pluribus unum, melting pot, cultural pluralism). Sollors means that even supposing the transformation of this settler kingdom right into a polyethnic and self-consciously multicultural state might seem as a narrative of serious development towards the success of egalitarian beliefs, deepening fiscal inequality really exacerbates the divisions between americans this day.
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Challenges of Diversity: Essays on America by Werner Sollors