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Legacy of Hate: A Short History of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Prejudice in America : A Short History of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Prejudice in America - Philip Perlmutter

Legacy of Hate: A Short History of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Prejudice in America

A Short History of Ethnic, Religious and Racial Prejudice in America

Hardcover Published: 17th August 1999
ISBN: 9780765604064
Number Of Pages: 356

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"Though America had been rightfully portrayed as born of democratic principles, to no less an extent was it born of undemocratic ones. America is thus a living contradiction of many dimensions -- historical, sociological, and psychological -- that have manifested themselves at every level of society -- individual, communal, and natural".So writes Philip Perlmutter, whose Legacy of Hate explores this "living contradiction" by tracing the development of American minority group relations, beginning with the arrival of white Europeans and moving through the eighteenth and industrially expanding nineteenth centuries; the explosion of immigration and its attendant problems in the twentieth century; and a final chapter exploring how prejudice (racial, religious, and ethnic) has been institutionalized in the educational systems and laws.Throughout this provocative book, Perlmutter focuses on where and why various groups encountered prejudice and discrimination and how their experiences have shaped the society,we live in and how we think about one another.

"In Legacy of Hate, Philip Perlmutter argues that, in the U.S., ethnic, religious and racial hatred have always been intertwined and have expanded as the country has grown. Nonetheless, he finds that, 'whatever America's shortcomings, it is the least bigoted country in the world.'"-- Publishers Weekly

The Seeds of Contempt
The Weeds of Contempt
Proliferation of Peoples and Problems
The Expansion of Democratic
The Teaching of Contempt
The Future of Minority Progress
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ISBN: 9780765604064
ISBN-10: 076560406X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 17th August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.18  x 3.15
Weight (kg): 0.64