Civic ideals

conflicting visions of citizenship in U. S. history

By Smith, Rogers M.

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ISBN
978-0-30006-989-1
Publisher
New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, c1997.


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Reviewed on October 1, 1997

Smith (political science, Yale) presents a history of American citizenship from Colonial times to the present. His central theme is the conflict between the ascriptive and consensual approaches to defining civic identities. The former reflects the predominance of political and economic pressures in legislative decision making and judicial interpretation at the expense of the latter,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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