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Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History

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In this powerful and disturbing book, Rogers Smith traces political struggles over U.S. citizenship laws from the colonial period through the Progressive era and shows how and why throughout this time most adults were legally denied access to full citizenship, including political rights, solely because of their race, ethnicity, or gender. "An important and original argumen...more
Paperback, 736 pages
Published April 10th 1999 by Yale University Press (first published August 25th 1997)
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Hannah
Mar 17, 2008 Hannah rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Informative and pretty incisive. Smith's style suggests that he is quite EARNEST, a quality that many of you may know often causes me to feel...disdain. But here I think it is an asset.
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