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We the people : the 500-year battle over who is American / Ben Railton.

Railton, Ben, 1977- (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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American ways series.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg 305.8 RAILTON (Text) 32826014268361 New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781538128541
  • ISBN: 1538128543
  • Physical Description: viii, 163 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction: The battle over who is an American -- Conquistadors and cross-cultural communities -- Slaves, revolutionary enemies or exemplars -- Indian removal and inspiring resistance -- Mexican Americans have never left -- Un-American and unsuccessful Chinese exclusions -- Fears and facts of Filipino America -- Everything Japanese internment got wrong -- There's nothing new about Muslim Americans -- Conclusion: The battle in the age of Trump.
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"'We the People.' The Constitution begins with those deceptively simple words, but how do Americans define that 'We'? In We the People, Ben Railton argues that throughout our history two competing yet interconnected concepts have battled to define our national identity and community: exclusionary and inclusive visions of who gets to be an American"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: United States > Ethnic relations > History.
United States > Race relations > History.
National characteristics, American > History.
Social integration > United States > History.

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