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Hanging Together: Unity and Diversity in American Culture

John Higham and Carl Guarneri


How has America, with its many ethnic, class, and ideological divisions, allowed divergent groups to “hang together” as Americans? This book explores the ways in which Americans have conceived of a national identity and demonstrates that an appreciation of America's kaleidoscopic diversity can be reconciled with an affirmation of its common national culture.

Keywords: national identity, Americans, diversity, national culture, ethnic divisions, class divisions, ideological divisions, America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300088182
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300088182.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Higham, author

Carl Guarneri, editor