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EMORY S. BOGARDUS, PH.D.
PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Essentials of Social Psychology
Americanization and American Traits
1. The Scope of Americanization
II. American Traits: Liberty and Self-Reliance
III. American Traits: Union and Co-operation
IV. American Traits: Democracy and the Square Deal 41
V. American Traits: Internationalism and Brotherhood 59
VI. The Racial History of Americanism
The Native-Born and American Traits
X. The Appalachian Mountaineer
The Foreign-Born and American Traits
XI. The North European Immigrant
XII. The South European Immigrant
XVII. Americanization: The Native-Born
XVIII. Americanization: The Foreign-Born
A. Brief Original Statements of American Ideals
B. Suggestions to Speakers on Americanization
C. Problems in Americanization
D. Selected Readings
To Help Win the War for Democracy is the main purpose of this book. The overthrowing of the Prussian autocracy was one vital phase of the struggle for democratic principles. The perfecting of our American democracy is another important aspect of this world-wide problem. That this volume will assist the cause of democracy, in some small way, is the hope of the author.
The Federal government has directed our attention officially to the subject of Americanization. Through the recently established Division of Americanization, the entire country is being organized for that work. To aid in this splendid undertaking is the second aim of the writer.
There are many private and semi-public organizations which are carrying on unrelated plans of assimilation. In the activities of some of these organizations, Americanization is receiving a narrowminded and autocratic expression. It will fail wherever it denies the validity of comprehensive and fundamental principles. We dare not base it chiefly on compulsion. We must make it attractive and magnetic and just. To help meet this need is the third leading purpose which has caused the writing of this treatise.
This volume is based on the experiences of living in Chicago at Northwestern University Settlement,