Laura Barraclough, “The Western Spirit of ’76: The American Bicentennial and the Making of Conservative Multiculturalism in the Mountain West” in “The Western Historical Quarterly” 47(2) (2016)

April 5, 2016

This article explores the dynamics of bicentennial planning and celebration in the Mountain West. Amid the charged political climate of the 1960s and 1970s, the Bicentennial facilitated the emergence of a western version of conservative multiculturalism, which adopts the language of diversity and inclusion without changing structures of power.

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