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American Exceptionalism and Its Limits

Erik Bleich

in The Freedom to Be Racist?: How the United States and Europe Struggle to Preserve Freedom and Combat Racism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199739684
eISBN:
9780199914579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739684.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

To understand how the United States has balanced protecting free speech and curbing harmful speech, this chapter takes the long view. In the first half of the twentieth century, states had the ... More


Charity Begins at Home

Richard C. Lindberg

in Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646845
eISBN:
9781452945910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646845.003.0008
Subject:
History, Family History

In this chapter, the author, a first-generation Swedish American, narrates further the story of his father, Oscar Waldemar Lindberg, and his wife Helen as Swedish immigrants in Chicago. After they ... More


The House That was Not a Home

Richard C. Lindberg

in Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646845
eISBN:
9781452945910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646845.003.0010
Subject:
History, Family History

In this chapter, the author, a first-generation Swedish American, reflects on the tumultuous marriage of his parents, Oscar and Helen Lindberg. The death of her father, Richard Stone, left Helen ... More


The Shook-up Generation

Richard C. Lindberg

in Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646845
eISBN:
9781452945910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646845.003.0011
Subject:
History, Family History

In this chapter, the author, a first-generation Swedish American, reflects on the rise of juvenile delinquency in Chicago during the mid- to late 1950s. Conservative people in the 1950s were wont to ... More


Custody Visits

Richard C. Lindberg

in Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816646845
eISBN:
9781452945910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816646845.003.0012
Subject:
History, Family History

In this chapter, the author, a first-generation Swedish American, reflects on his custody visits with his father, Oscar Waldemar Lindberg, in his Skokie house in Chicago as part of Oscar’s divorce ... More


From Skokie to Charlottesville: Tolerating versus Condoning Speech

Ulrich Baer

in What Snowflakes Get Right: Free Speech, Truth, and Equality on Campus

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190054199
eISBN:
9780190054229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190054199.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter argues that the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in summer 2017, present a watershed moment when the general public realized that free speech can become weaponized to undercut ... More


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