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The Disuniting of America Reflections on a Multicultural Society By Arthur M Schlesinger Jr After reading the book than Shlesinger realizes I have to say that it was interesting and admit that I agree with most of the views about multicultural society and multicultural education in US Its discusses the movement in America to disaggregate our nation into ethnic and gender subgroups I will give a brief summary of each chapter of what the author Arthur M says in his book CHAPTER 1 In the first chapter of this book A new Race the author explain the time that emigrants from different part of the world came to United State the beginning of a new society and the conflict that emerge between them Schlesinger explains some background of the beginning of this country and the mixing of people as the major conflict of the century The author views US as a new world cause of the wide amount of immigrants with different ethnicity and distinctive traditions living in the same nation He gives us example of what people had to do to become Americans Emigrants from southern and eastern Europe claim the idea of the melting pot Most ethnics whites and non whites saw themselves primarily as Americans The impression grew with the purpose of the melting pot was a device to impose Anglocentric image and values upon unfortunate immigrants At that time the society was formed by The White Anglo Saxon Protestant WASP The language laws education or political ideas were based on their ideals He explain how the new immigrant needs to assimilate and the society position against them in retaining their language traditions and costumes The author mention that later in US history the civil rights revolution provokes new declaration of ethnic identity Second World War and the Hitler
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