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Books on American Identity

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Becoming American : why immigration is good for our nation's future - Fariborz Ghadar
Call Number: JV6465 .G53 2014
ISBN: 9781442228948
Publication Date: 2014-03-06

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Imagining Black America - Michael Wayne
Call Number: E185.625 .W39 2014
ISBN: 9780300197815
Publication Date: 2014-02-25

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Dreamers - Eileen Truax
Call Number: JV6483 .T78 2015
ISBN: 9780807030332
Publication Date: 2015-03-10

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Taking sides. Clashing views in race and ethnicity - Raymond D'Angelo; Herbert Douglas
Call Number: E184.A1 T355 2009
ISBN: 9780073515373
Publication Date: 2008-10-23
Partial contents: Do Americans need a common identity? -- Does immigration contribute to a better America? -- Do recent immigration trends threaten existing ideas of America's white identity?
Subject terms: Minorities--United States. Social classes--United States.

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Identity and African American Men : exploring the content of our characterization - Kenneth Maurice Tyler
Call Number: E185.625 .T95 2014
ISBN: 9780739183953
Publication Date: 2014-07-16


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Books on Community

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Bowling Alone : the collapse and revival of American community - Robert D. Putnam
Call Number: HN65 .P878 2000
ISBN: 0684832836
Publication Date: 2000-06-01
Social change--United States -Social conditions.
Summary "... shows shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and social structures,... social bonds are the most powerful predictor of life satisfaction. .. getting married is the equivalent of quadrupling your income and attending a club meeting regularly is the equivalent of doubling your income."

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities - Jane Jacobs; Jason Epstein (Introduction by)
Call Number: HT167 .J33 2011
ISBN: 0679644334
Publication Date: 2011-09-13
Urban renewal--United States.

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Urban America. (Opposing viewpoints) - Roman Espejo
Call Number: HT123 .U717 2011
ISBN: 9780737752496
Publication Date: 2011-06-10
Explores topics relating to urban reform, a set of municipal government and citizen group initiatives aimed at improving city life.

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Downtown America : a history of the place and the people who made it - Alison Isenberg
Call Number: HT123 .I74 2004
ISBN: 0226385078
Publication Date: 2004-07-15
Community life--United States--History.

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Renewing Hope Within Neighborhoods of Despair : : the community-based development model Rubin, Herbert J. - Herbert J. Rubin
Call Number: HN90.C6 R735 2000
ISBN: 0791445534
Publication Date: 2000-04-27
Community development, Urban--United States. Community organization--United States.


Books on American Culture

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A War for the Soul of America : : a history of the culture wars - Andrew Hartman
Call Number: HN90 .S62 H37 2015
ISBN: 9780226254500
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
The Sixties as Liberation / The Neoconservative / Taking God's Country Back / The Color Line / The Trouble with Gender / The Sacred and the Profane / God, State, and Curriculum / The Battle for the American Mind / The Contested American Past
Culture conflict--United States

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The New Face of America : : how the emerging multiracial, multiethnic majority is changing the United States - Eric J. Bailey
Call Number: E184 .A1 B233 2013
ISBN: 9780313385698
Investigates what it means to be multiracial and/or multiethnic in the United States, examining the issues involved from personal, societal, and cultural perspectives.
Cultural pluralism

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The Cult of Individualism : : a history of an enduring American myth - Aaron J. Barlow
Call Number: HM1276 .B373 2013
ISBN: 9781440828294
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Myths, cults, and cultures -- The individual in two American cultures -- American individualism: It is the reason for American success, but it also tears the nation apart.
Individualism--United States. Culture--United States

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Racial and Cultural Dynamics in Group and Organizational Life - Mary B. McRae; Ellen L. Short
Call Number: HT1521 .M377 2010
ISBN: 9781412939867
Publication Date: 2009-09-16
Cultural pluralism

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Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands - Terri Morrison; Wayne A. Conaway
Call Number: HF5389 .M67 2006
ISBN: 1593373686
Publication Date: 2006-07-24
Corporate culture.

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Voices of Multicultural America : notable speeches delivered by African, Asian, Hispanic, and Native Americans, 1790-1995 - Deborah Gillan Straub (Editor)
Call Number: REF. PS663.M55 V64 1996
ISBN: 0810393786
Publication Date: 1995-10-01


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