Senator Moniyhan

Michael Pollak mpollak at
Wed Oct 7 22:44:01 PDT 1998

On Tue, 6 Oct 1998, Tom Lehman wrote:

> Didn't Senator Moniyhan once write a book in which he coined the term
> the "un-meltable ethnics". Was it an autobiography?

No, it was straight sociology. It was called _Beyond the Melting Pot; The Negroes, Puerto Ricans, Jews, Italians, and Irish of New York City_. He wrote it with Nathan Glazer in 1963. It was one of the founding texts of "ethnic revivalism" (as boosters called it) or "the ethnic myth" (as detractors called it) in American sociology.

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