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Whose America?: Culture Wars in the Public Schools
by Jonathan Zimmerman
University of Chicago Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-226-82040-8 | Paper: 978-0-226-82039-2
Library of Congress Classification LC191.4.Z56 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.4320973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this expanded edition of his 2002 book, Zimmerman surveys how battles over public education have become conflicts at the heart of American national identity.
 
Critical Race Theory. The 1619 Project. Mask mandates. As the headlines remind us, American public education is still wracked by culture wars. But these conflicts have shifted sharply over the past two decades, marking larger changes in the ways that Americans imagine themselves. In his 2002 book, Whose America?, Zimmerman predicted that religious differences would continue to dominate the culture wars. Twenty years after that seminal work, Zimmerman has reconsidered: arguments over what American history is, what it means, and how it is taught have exploded with special force in recent years. In this substantially expanded new edition, Zimmerman meditates on the history of the culture wars in the classroom—and on what our inability to find common ground might mean for our future.
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