The Tribal Basis of American Life: Racial, Religious, and Ethnic Groups in Conflict


For 300 years, American culture and society have been shaped by ethnic conflict. This book reveals how the unique characteristics of the American socio-political system have impacted intergroup conflicts. This contributed volume collects the most current thinking on intergroup dynamics and on specific conflicts and specific groups with a special emphasis on the Jewish-American experience.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Gary E. Rubin
  • James Davison Hunter
  • Kimon Howland Sargeant
  • Jonathan Rieder
  • Gary Y. Okihiro
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1998


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