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The Rise of Multicultural America: Economy and Print Culture, 1865-1915

Susan L. Mizruchi

Abstract

Between the Civil War and World War I the United States underwent the most rapid economic expansion in history. At the same time, the country experienced unparalleled rates of immigration. This book examines the convergence of these two extraordinary developments. No issue was more salient in postbellum American capitalist society, it argues, than the country's bewilderingly diverse population. This era marked the emergence of Americans' self-consciousness about what we today call multiculturalism. The book approaches this complex development from the perspective of print culture, demonstratin ... More

Keywords: Civil War, World War I, economic expansion, immigration, capitalist society, multiculturalism, print culture, race, ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832509
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807887967_mizruchi

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan L. Mizruchi, author