The politics of identity

@article{Appiah2006ThePO,
  title={The politics of identity},
  author={Kwame anthony Appiah},
  journal={Daedalus},
  year={2006},
  volume={135},
  pages={15-22}
}
  • K. Appiah
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • History
  • Daedalus
American society, in the course of its earlier history, was shaped by the competing visions of nativism and cosmopolitan liberalism. The first defined the American identity in restrictive fashion, and sought to curtail naturalization and immigration, and the second, taking an expansive view of American identity, pressed opposing politicies. In the period following WWII new visions of American society have developed in the course of the struggles of People of Color to overcome their historical… 
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