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Schrag, Peter

Overview
Works: 43 works in 183 publications in 2 languages and 11,522 library holdings
Genres: History  Personal narratives  Biography  Radio interviews  Nonfiction radio programs  Interviews  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E169.12, 371.93
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Schrag
The myth of the hyperactive child : and other means of child control by Peter Schrag( Book )

18 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Test of loyalty : Daniel Ellsberg and the rituals of secret government by Peter Schrag( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Paradise lost : California's experience, America's future by Peter Schrag( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the years after World War II, California, always regarded as an experiment for the American future, became an encouraging model for the nation. It was admired and envied for the quality of its education system, its environment, and its progressive social outlook. However, beginning with the passage of the tax-cutting Proposition 13 in 1978, and continuing through a barrage of voter initiatives, the state has pursued a determined course of retrenchment and reaction, sending it tumbling to the bottom of the nation's "quality of life" rankings. In Paradise Lost, Peter Schrag examines the relationship between the politics of that retrenchment and the great demographic changes of recent decades. His book makes a powerful case for reinvigorating our traditional structures of representative government against the increasing power of a "populism" that is often disdainful of minority rights and interests. It shows that California is still a test for the nation, and a frightening indicator of our society's readiness to assimilate and serve its new citizens
The decline of the WASP by Peter Schrag( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this original and controversial examination of the American experience, Peter Schrag traces the rise, flowering and fall of the quintessential American type: the White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, founder of the country, tamer of the wilderness, definer of our history, inventor of the Protestant Ethic, amasser of the great fortunes, but as of 1970 gradually declining into a beleaguered and self-critical minority group, receding in the rising tide of Jewish writers, Black revolutionaries, Irish-Catholic politicians, respectable mafiosi--the Others, who reject the hegemony and the dreams of the WASP, or else embrace and imitate them, creating a vast national hinterland of neo-WASP styles and artifacts. Peter Schrag examines the WASP myth, the reality of a WASP-imposed culture on a diverse and complex society, and the consequences of the WASP's declining power and self-confidence. At a time when the entire nation was suffering from an identity crisis, this book went straight to the basic question of just what an American was, is and can be.--From publisher description
Mind control by Peter Schrag( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Not fit for our society : nativism and immigration by Peter Schrag( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a book of deep and telling ironies, Peter Schrag provides essential background for understanding the fractious debate over immigration. Covering the earliest days of the Republic to current events, Schrag sets the modern immigration controversy within the context of three centuries of debate over the same questions about who exactly is fit for citizenship. He finds that nativism has long colored our national history, with the fear - and loathing - of newcomers that provides one of the faultlines of American cultural and political life. Schrag describes the eerie similarities between the race-based arguments for restricting Irish, German, Slav, Italian, Jewish, and Chinese immigrants in the past and the arguments for restricting Latinos and others today. He links the terrible history of eugenic "science" to ideas, individuals, and groups now at the forefront of the fight against rational immigration policies. Not Fit for Our Society makes a powerful case for understanding the complex, often paradoxical history of immigration restriction as we work through the issues that inform, and often distort, the debate over who can become a citizen, who decides, and on what basis."--Publisher's information
The end of the American future by Peter Schrag( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village school downtown; politics and education; a Boston report by Peter Schrag( Book )

5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices in the classroom : public schools and public attitudes by Peter Schrag( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final test : the battle for adequacy in America's schools by Peter Schrag( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1964 desegregation decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the United States is still struggling to close the wide gap that separates the achievement of African American and Latino from white and Asian students. For the past half-century, reformers have wielded a range of strategies including desegregation, compensatory education, curricular reforms, and attempts to equalize funding. None has been completely successful." "Final Test tells the story of this new approach and of the great stakes involved for American children and the nation's public schools, if the states require children to pass tests for promotion and graduation, then they have a reciprocal responsibility to provide adequate resources for children to learn the materials on which they're to be tested." "Final Test shows how this implicit bargain is evolving into a set of explicit legislative principles, opening a new frontier in education policy and the next arena in the battle for civil rights. On the fiftieth anniversary of Brown, no story is more timely."--Jacket
California : America's high-stakes experiment by Peter Schrag( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter Schrag takes on the big issues - immigration, globalization, and the impact of California's politics on its quality of life of its citizens - in this account of the Golden State's struggle to recapture the American dream. In the past half-century, California has been both model and antimodel for the nation and often the world, first for its high level of government and public services, such as schools, universities, and highways, and more lately for its dysfunctional government, deteriorating services, and sometimes regressive public policies. Schrag's incisive analysis of political, demographic, and fiscal realities vividly demonstrates that the state has been struggling with a range of problems for a generation
Out of place in America; essays for the end of an age by Peter Schrag( Book )

7 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of rights by Peter Schrag( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Europe was a prison camp : father and son memoirs, 1940-1941 by Otto Schrag( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an unusual but compelling approach to storytelling, When Europe Was a Prison Camp, weaves together two accounts of a family's eventual escape from occupied Europe. One, a fictionalized memoir written by the father in 1941; the other, begun by the son in the 1980s, fills in the story of himself and mother, supplemented by historical research. The result is both personal and provocative, involving as it does issues of history and memory, fiction and "truth," courage and resignation. This is not a "Holocaust memoir." The Schrags were Jews, and Otto was interned, under execrable conditions, in southern France. But Otto, with the help of a heroic wife, escaped the camp before the start of massive transfers of prisoners "to the East," and Peter and his mother escaped from Belgium before the Jews were rounded up and sent to Auschwitz. Still, the danger and suffering, the comradeship and betrayal, the naïve hopes and cynical despair of those in prison and those in peril are everywhere in evidence"--
The European mind and the discovery of a new world by Peter Schrag( Book )

10 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vanishing American: the decline and fall of the white Anglo Saxon Protestant by Peter Schrag( Book )

7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Village school downtown : Boston schools, Boston politics by Peter Schrag( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 1972 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il mito del bambino iperattivo e altri strumenti di controllo del bambino by Peter Schrag( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The campaign of the century : Upton Sinclair's race for governor of California and the birth of media politics by Greg Mitchell( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Merrow report( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1950's and 60's, California boasted one of the best school systems in the nation. Now it is one of the worst. This program explores the roots of California's current education crisis, tracing it to the anti-tax movement of the 1970's and 80's, with special attention to Proposition 13, the 1978 anti-tax law which is still in effect. It also examines the civil rights lawsuits that aimed to equalize school spending but resulted instead in disastrous funding limits on schools
 
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Test of loyalty : Daniel Ellsberg and the rituals of secret government
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Paradise lost : California's experience, America's futureNot fit for our society : nativism and immigrationFinal test : the battle for adequacy in America's schoolsCalifornia : America's high-stakes experimentThe campaign of the century : Upton Sinclair's race for governor of California and the birth of media politics