"One Nation Indivisible" ( Richard Polenberg ) Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"One Nation Indivisible" ( Richard Polenberg )
A critical review of this work on enduring economic and racial divisions in the U.S.
# 22387 | 1,350 words | 1 source | 1995 | US

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"In his One Nation Divisible, Richard Polenberg exposes the United States as a nation which continues to be divided along the lines of class, race, and ethnic identity, despite the long- standing myth that the United States is a melting pot which assimilates all equally. He demonstrates that the greater political rights and economic benefits enjoyed by the majority of Americans today are not expressions of government benevolence, but rather the result of enduring political struggle. In the end, the government has done little, and perhaps should do little, toward promoting a nation "indivisible."

The national government has actively promoted and enforced economic and social legislation to influence class relations in the U.S., but the long-term effects of such policies have been minimal. Despite Kennedy's assault on poverty in 1963, more than three decades later, poverty still poses a national threat to America. Comprehensive, across-the-board governmental programs did not work in the mid-1960s, and their legacy is a nation still divided by ..."

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