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We the People: The 500-Year Battle Over Who is American
Feb 27 2020
Ben Railton (Fitchburg State University) argues that throughout our history two competing yet interconnected concepts have battled to define our national identity and community: exclusionary and inclusive visions of who gets to be an American. From the earliest moments of European contact with indigenous peoples, through the Revolutionary period's debates on African American slavery, 19th century conflicts over Indian Removal, Mexican landowners, and Chinese immigrants, 20th centuryView more
Massachusetts Historical Society
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