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Americans All

The Cultural Gifts Movement

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674062245

Publication Date: 09/30/2011


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 halftones


  • List of Illustrations*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Cultural Pluralism in Interwar America
  • 1. Searching for the Origins of Prejudice
  • 2. Parent Education and the Teaching of Tolerance
  • 3. Cultural Gifts in the Schools
  • 4. Religious Education and the Teaching of Goodwill
  • 5. A New Generation in the South
  • 6. Cultural Pride and the Second Generation
  • 7. Prejudice and Social Justice
  • 8. Pluralism in the Shadow of War
  • Epilogue: The Fall and Revival of Cultural Gifts
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations:
    • Children at the Bailly Branch of the Gary Public Library, Indiana
    • Clara Savage Littledale
    • “Teach Your Child Tolerance,” 1934
    • “Things for Them to Do,” 1935
    • Rachel Davis DuBois
    • Students in Fort Lee, New Jersey, present information on black history
    • Students in New York exhibiting Jewish ceremonial objects
    • Everett Clinchy
    • The first goodwill tour, 1933
    • Will Alexander
    • Charles Johnson
    • Students recreating a Mexican market
    • A third-grade class performing Italian folk songs and dances
    • Fourth-graders modeling Africa in sand
    • Alain Locke
    • Cover from Americans All, Immigrants All
    • Illustrated map from Americans All, Immigrants All

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2008 Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights
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