The Cultural Pluralist Response to Americanization: Horace Kallen, Randolph Bourne, Louis Adamic, and Leonard Covello

@article{Meyer2008TheCP,
  title={The Cultural Pluralist Response to Americanization: Horace Kallen, Randolph Bourne, Louis Adamic, and Leonard Covello},
  author={Gerald Dennis Meyer},
  journal={Socialism and Democracy},
  year={2008},
  volume={22},
  pages={19 - 51}
}
  • G. Meyer
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Sociology
  • Socialism and Democracy
Americanization constituted a Nativist movement dedicated to erasing the original cultures, and especially the languages, of the 27 million New Immigrants (that is, the Italians and Eastern Europeans) who entered the United States from 1880 to 1920. The melting pot theory rationalized the coercive essence of Americanization by proposing that this approach would hasten the process of immigrants adopting the American culture, and also fostered a number of less explicit agendas, such as… Expand
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