Who Are We?
The Challenges to America's National IdentityBook - 2004
America was founded by settlers who brought with them a distinct culture including the English language, Protestant values, individualism, religious commitment, and respect for law. The waves of later immigrants came gradually accepted these values and assimilated into America's Anglo-Protestant culture. More recently, however, national identity has been eroded by the problems of assimilating massive numbers of immigrants, bilingualism, multiculturalism, the devaluation of citizenship, and the "denationalization" of American élites. September 11 brought a revival of American patriotism, but already there are signs that this is fading. This book shows the need for us to reassert the core values that make us Americans.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 
Copyright Date: ©2004
Branch Call Number: 305.8 HUNTI
Characteristics: xvii, 428 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm