The Decline of the Melting Pot

Author: Kevin Michael Schultz
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This study attempts to illuminate the vitality of religious identities in America during the nineteen-forties, ninteen-fifties, and early nineteen-sixties. It also explores the discourse that surrounded the integration of these groups. During the two decades following the war, Protestants, Catolics, and Jews developed a language of social acceptance that was different from all its predecessors.

J D Salinger

Author: John C. Unrue
Publisher: Gale Cengage
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"Gale Study Guides to Great Literature is a unique reference line composed of three series: "Literary Masters, Literary Masterpieces and "Literary Topics. Convenient, comprehensive and targeted toward current coursework, these guides place authors, titles and topics into context for high school and college students as well as general researchers. Each "Literary Masters volume introduces a significant author, covering basic biographical information. The related "Literary Masterpieces volume explores a major title from this author's works in detail. Finally, the "Literary Topics volume places the author and work within a relevant literary movement or genre.

A Nation of Outsiders

Author: Grace Elizabeth Hale
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199314586
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At mid-century, Americans increasingly fell in love with characters like Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye and Marlon Brando's Johnny in The Wild One, musicians like Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan, and activists like the members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. These emotions enabled some middle-class whites to cut free of their own histories and identify with those who, while lacking economic, political, or social privilege, seemed to possess instead vital cultural resources and a depth of feeling not found in "grey flannel" America. In this wide-ranging and vividly written cultural history, Grace Elizabeth Hale sheds light on why so many white middle-class Americans chose to re-imagine themselves as outsiders in the second half of the twentieth century and explains how this unprecedented shift changed American culture and society. Love for outsiders launched the politics of both the New Left and the New Right. From the mid-sixties through the eighties, it flourished in the hippie counterculture, the back-to-the-land movement, the Jesus People movement, and among fundamentalist and Pentecostal Christians working to position their traditional isolation and separatism as strengths. It changed the very meaning of "authenticity" and "community." Ultimately, the romance of the outsider provided a creative resolution to an intractable mid-century cultural and political conflict-the struggle between the desire for self-determination and autonomy and the desire for a morally meaningful and authentic life.

Library Journal

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Parenting and teaching the gifted

Author: Rosemary Callard-Szulgit
Publisher: Scarecrow Pr
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This user-friendly book offers common sense and educationally informative answers that parents and teachers seek to questions and dilemmas in the effort to provide a fair and equitable education for the gifted.