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University of California Press, 2016. - 281 p. Making Los Angeles Home examines the different integration strategies implemented by Mexican immigrants in the Los Angeles region. Relying on statistical data and ethnographic information, the authors analyze four different dimensions of the immigrant integration process (economic, social, cultural, and political) and show that...
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University of North Carolina Press, 2016. -256 p. Nineteenth-century America was rife with Protestant-fueled anti-Catholicism. Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez reveals how Protestants nevertheless became surprisingly and deeply fascinated with the Virgin Mary, even as her role as a devotional figure who united Catholics grew. Documenting the vivid Marian imagery that suffused popular...
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Yale University Press, 2016. — 400 p. Although the decades following World War II stand out as an era of rapid growth and construction in the United States, those years were equally significant for large-scale destruction. In order to clear space for new suburban tract housing, an ambitious system of interstate highways, and extensive urban renewal development, wrecking companies...
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Random House, 2017. — 480 p. — ISBN-10 1400067219; ISBN-13 978-1400067213. “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell How did we get here? In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen...
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Random House, 2017. — 480 p. — ISBN-10 1400067219; ISBN-13 978-1400067213. “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell How did we get here? In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen...
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Washington, DC, 2009. - 306p. Contents Foreword The History Of The NEA Introduction Hope and Inspiration A NewWorld Beckons A Fresh Direction A Long Summer The Reagan Era CultureWars What Is to Be Done? Broadening the Agency’s Reach In DarkHours Building a New Consensus A Great Nation Deserves Great Art The Impact Of The NEA Dance Literature Media Arts Museums and Visual Arts...
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Countryman Press, 2017. — 320 p. Like a wooden security blanket that Americans reach for when times get tough, the log cabin has endured as a uniquely American symbol of home and hearth. This strain of cabin fever is no fleeting trend: It has struck at regular intervals since the early 1900s, when log cabin vacations first became an option for an increasingly mobile America. Now...
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New York University Press, 2012. — 288 p. — (America and the Long 19th Century). American Arabesque examines representations of Arabs, Islam and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American national identity over the century, revealing largely unexplored exchanges between these two...
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New York University Press, 2012. — 288 p. — (America and the Long 19th Century). American Arabesque examines representations of Arabs, Islam and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American national identity over the century, revealing largely unexplored exchanges between these two...
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New York Iniversity Press, 2011. — 329 p. — (America and the Long 19th Century) In Racial Innocence, Robin Bernstein argues that the concept of "childhood innocence" has been central to U.S. racial formation since the mid-nineteenth century. Children--white ones imbued with innocence, black ones excluded from it, and others of color erased by it--figured pivotally in sharply...
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The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2014. — 296 p. We live in a profoundly spiritual age--but in a very strange way, different from every other moment of our history. Huge swaths of American culture are driven by manic spiritual anxiety and relentless supernatural worry. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals and conservatives, together with politicians, artists,...
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Princeton University Press, 2005. - 312 p. Is the United States "the land of equal opportunity" or is the playing field tilted in favor of those whose parents are wealthy, well educated, and white? If family background is important in getting ahead, why? And if the processes that transmit economic status from parent to child are unfair, could public policy address the problem?...
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Wiley, 2004. — 416 p. Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening, occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into the darkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream of meltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the part of show business personalities.Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults, institutions, near-death...
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Oxford University Press, 2009. — 137 p. — (Very Short Introductions). Written by a leading expert on the Puritans, this brief, informative volume offers a wealth of background on this key religious movement. This book traces the shaping, triumph, and decline of the Puritan world, while also examining the role of religion in the shaping of American society and the role of the...
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The University of Chicago Press, 2010. — 227 p. List of Illustrations Introduction Strange Travelogues: Charles Longfellow in the Orient Domesticating the Orient: Edward Morse, Art Amateur, and the American Interior Disseminating Empire: Representing the Philippine Colony Mapping Empire: Cartography and American Imperialism in the Philippines Celebrating Empire: New York City’s...
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London: Routledge, 2000. — 303 p. Introduction An exceptional place or what is America? What is American Studies? Using the book Critical approaches A culture of many voices Cultural politics/cultural studies Power and position Dialogism The continuous ‘play’ of culture, history and power Notes References and further reading New beginnings: American culture and...
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University of Illinois Press, 2015. — 209 p. When the United States acquired the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it reconciled its status as an empire with its anticolonial roots by claiming that it would altruistically establish democratic institutions in its new colonies. Ever since, Filipino and Puerto Rican artists have challenged promises of benevolent assimilation and...
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Zondervan, 2012. — 224 p. What is America becoming? Or, more importantly, what can she be if we reclaim a vision for the things that made her great in the first place? In America the Beautiful, Dr. Ben Carson helps us learn from our past in order to chart a better course for our future. From his personal ascent from inner-city poverty to international medical and humanitarian...
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The Museum of Modern Art, 1991. — 169 p. The incentive to revive some past period is often as opportunistic as it is imperative. Nostalgia, as a motivator, is no match for the need to recall a historical moment that has embedded within it a spirit lacking in the present. Sometimes an unexpected or unthinkable event occurs which completes a series of past events with such finality...
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Routledge, 2015. — 1135 p. This specialized encyclopedia groups a tremendously wide range of topics under the general rubric of “culture wars.” Among the more than 600 entries will be found coverage of the American Civil Liberties Union; Barbie doll; Coulter, Ann; Fur; Gangs; Hispanic Americans; Moore, Michael; and Smoking in public. Each entry includes see also references and a...
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Cambridge University Press, 2010. — 220 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). The years after World War Two have seen a widespread fascination with the free market. Michael W. Clune considers this fascination in postwar literature. In the fictional worlds created by works ranging from Frank O'Hara's poetry to nineties gangster rap, the market is...
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Yale University Press, 2000. — 256 p. The Library of Congress, considered by many to be the greatest library on earth, holds over 110 million items—books in 450 languages, irreplaceable national documents, priceless art works, and objects of cultural fascination. From a modest collection of 740 books purchased by the Congress in 1800, the Library has grown to house hundreds of...
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University of Illinois Press, 2014. — 272 p. This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the reader an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive...
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Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. — 360 p. America’s research universities consistently dominate global rankings but may be entrenched in a model that no longer accomplishes their purposes. With their multiple roles of discovery, teaching, and public service, these institutions represent the gold standard in American higher education, but their evolution since the...
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Oxford University Press, 2001. — 288 p. This book is a study of the impact of industrialization and urbanization on the environment of New England in general and the Connecticut River Valley in particular, and of the varied public responses the impact engendered. The narrative engages the reader with biographical vignettes woven into the larger narrative and crosses several...
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The History Press, 2010. — 144 p. New England is rich in history and mystery. Numerous sleepy little towns and farming communities distinguish the regions scenic tranquility. But not long ago, New Englanders lived in fear of spectral ghouls believed to rise from their graves and visit family members in the night to suck their lives away. Although the word «vampire» was never...
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Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. — 243 p. Introduction: New England, Puritans, and American History Protestant Reform Pilgrim Beginnings The Great Migration New England Blossoms Subduing the Land Subduing the Devil Women in a Man’s World Men and Women Subduing the Indians The Devil Strikes Back Epilogue: A Strange Legacy
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Princeton University Press, 2012. — 248 p. As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience--an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and...
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Harvard University Press, 2012. — 224 p. The abolitionists of the mid-nineteenth century have long been painted in extremes--vilified as reckless zealots who provoked the catastrophic bloodletting of the Civil War, or praised as daring and courageous reformers who hastened the end of slavery. But Andrew Delbanco sees abolitionists in a different light, as the embodiment of a...
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University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. - 176 p. - (Studies in American Thought and Culture). Every work of art has a story behind it. In 1886 the German American artist Robert Koehler painted a dramatic wide-angle depiction of an imagined confrontation between factory workers and their employer. He called this oil painting The Strike. It has had a long and tumultuous...
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Routledge, 2008. — 256 p. Yellowstone. Sacagawea. Lewis & Clark. Transcontinental railroad. Indians as college mascots. All are iconic figures, symbols of the West in the Anglo-American imagination. Well-known cultural critic Norman Denzin interrogates each of these icons for their cultural meaning in this finely woven work. Part autoethnography, part historical narrative, part...
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University of Wisconsin Press, 2009. - 355 p. - (Studies in American Thought and Culture). Emerson’s Liberalism explains why Ralph Waldo Emerson has been and remains the central literary voice of American culture: he gave ever-fresh and lasting expression to its most fundamental and widely shared liberal values. Liberalism, after all, is more than a political philosophy: it is...
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Cambridge University Press, 1999. — 330 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). Writing America Black examines the African American press and selected literary works by black authors. By viewing the journalist's role as historian, reporter, tastemaker, and propagandist, C.K. Doreski reveals the close bond to a larger African American literary tradition....
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Edinburgh University Press, 2008. - 289p. Contents List of Figures List of Case Studies Acknowledgements Chronology of 1930s American Culture Introduction: The Intellectual Context Literature and Drama Film and Photography Music and Radio Art and Design New Deal Culture Conclusion: The Cultural Legacy of the 1930s Notes Bibliography Index
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University of California Press, 2016. - 251 p. Why do religion and science often appear in conflict in America’s public sphere? In Seeking Good Debate, Michael S. Evans examines the results from the first-ever study to combine large-scale empirical analysis of some of our foremost religion and science debates with in-depth research into what Americans actually want in the...
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Three Rivers Press, 2006. — 594 p. Skillfully Probing the Attack on Women’s Rights. “Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new baby fever”—the trend stories of 2006 leave no doubt that American women are still being barraged by the same backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly exposed in her 1991 bestselling book of revelations. Now, the book that...
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Edinburgh University Press, 2012. — 241 p. Examines the Spiritualist movement's role in disseminating eugenic and hard hereditarian thoughtStudying transatlantic spiritualist literature from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, Christine Ferguson focuses on its incorporation and dissemination of bio-determinist and eugenic thought. She asks why ideas about rational...
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University of Alabama Press, 2016. — 401 p. Throughout its dramatic history, the American South has wrestled with issues such as poverty, social change, labor reform, civil rights, and party politics, and Flynt’s writing reaffirms religion as the lens through which southerners understand and attempt to answer these contentious questions. In Southern Religion and Christian...
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University Press of New England, 2014. — 296 p. — (New England in the World). A highly original and much-needed collection that explores the impact of Asian and Indian Ocean trade on the art and aesthetic sensibilities of New England port towns in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This diverse, interdisciplinary volume adds to our understanding of visual...
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Cambridge University Press, 2012. — 214 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). By examining the unique problems that "blackness" signifies in Moby-Dick, Pierre, "Benito Cereno," and "The Encantadas," Christopher Freeburg analyzes how Herman Melville grapples with the social realities of racial difference in nineteenth-century America. Where Melville's...
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University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. - 264 p. - (Studies in American Thought and Culture). The University and the People chronicles the influence of Populism—a powerful agrarian movement—on public higher education in the late nineteenth century. Revisiting this pivotal era in the history of the American state university, Scott Gelber demonstrates that Populists expressed a...
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Cambridge University Press, 2001. — 412 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). Peter Gibian explores the key role played by Oliver Wendell Holmes, senior, in what was known as America's ''Age of Conversation''. Holmes' multivoiced writings can serve as a key to open up the closed interiors of Victorian America, whether in saloons or salons, parlors or...
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The University of North Carolina Press, 2017. — 152 p. Civil War soldiers enjoyed unprecedented access to obscene materials of all sorts, including mass-produced erotic fiction, cartes de visite, playing cards, and stereographs. A perfect storm of antebellum legal, technological, and commercial developments, coupled with the concentration of men fed into armies, created a demand...
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NYU Press, 2011. — 288 p. — (America and the Long 19th Century) Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about...
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Princeton University Press, 2016. - 784 p. In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870...
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Metropolitan Books, 2009. — 377 p. The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the AmazonIn 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to...
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University Press of New England, 2014. — 204 p. Maud Howe Elliott (1854–1948), the daughter of Julia Ward Howe, was a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and a tireless supporter of the arts, particularly in her adopted city of Newport, Rhode Island. An art historian and the author of over twenty works of fiction and nonfiction, including countless articles and short stories, Elliott is...
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Oxford University Press, 2000. — 242 p. — (Oxford History of Art). This innovative introduction examines the profession of the nineteenth-century American artist and audience reception of their work. Works of art by familiar names such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer are discussed in detail within the larger arena of visual culture, as are key works by recently discovered...
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New York University Press, 2015. — 304 p. Ethnology and Empire tells stories about words and ideas, and ideas about words that developed in concert with shifting conceptions about Native peoples and western spaces in the nineteenth-century United States. Contextualizing the emergence of Native American linguistics as both a professionalized research discipline and as popular...
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Chicago, London: University of Chicago Press — 2014 — 496 p. — ISBN-13: 978-0-226-12861-0 (e-book) Exhilaration and anxiety, the yearning for community and the quest for identity: these shared, contradictory feelings course through Outside the Gates of Eden, Peter Bacon Hales’s ambitious and intoxicating new history of America from the atomic age to the virtual age. Born under...
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The University of Alabama Press, 2010. — 229 p. The first in-depth study of the Freemasons during the Civil War One of the enduring yet little examined themes in Civil War lore is the widespread belief that on the field of battle and afterward, members of Masonic lodges would give aid and comfort to wounded or captured enemy Masons, often at great personal sacrifice and...
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Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2008. - 471p. Contents Notes on Contributors Introduction Karen Halttunen Early America The Nineteenth Century The Twentieth Century Thematic and Methodological Approaches The Cultural Turn in Other Fields Index
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Cambridge University Press, 2003. — 281 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). In Henry James and Queer Modernity, Eric Haralson examines far-reaching changes in gender politics and the emergence of modern male homosexuality as depicted in the writings of Henry James and three authors who were greatly influenced by him: Willa Cather, Gertrude Stein, and...
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University Of Chicago Press, 2015. — 384 p. When Patrick Buchanan took the stage at the Republican National Convention in 1992 and proclaimed, “There is a religious war going on for the soul of our country,” his audience knew what he was talking about: the culture wars, which had raged throughout the previous decade and would continue until the century’s end, pitting...
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Rutgers University Press, 2015. — 256 p. — (Asian American Studies Today). Histories of civil rights movements in America generally place little or no emphasis on the activism of Asian Americans. Yet, as this fascinating new study reveals, there is a long and distinctive legacy of civil rights activism among foreign and American-born Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino students, who...
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Rutgers University Press, 2015. — 212 p. Current public health literature suggests that the mentally ill may represent as much as half of the smokers in America. In Smoking Privileges, Laura D. Hirshbein highlights the complex problem of mentally ill smokers, placing it in the context of changes in psychiatry, in the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries, and in the experience of...
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University of Virginia Press, 2018. — 320 p. For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation. In her thought-provoking and generously illustrated new book, Alison Hoagland looks at this once-common dwelling as...
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Scribner, 2014. — 406 p. Peace was a talented young African-American man who escaped the slums of Newark for Yale University, only to succumb to the dangers of the streets -- and of one's own nature -- when he returned home. When Hobbs arrived at Yale University, he became fast friends with Peace, his college roommate for four years. Peace's life was rough from the beginning in...
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Henry Holt and Co., 2016. — 336 p. A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885 In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin was terrorized by someone equally as vicious...
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University of Wisconsin Press, 2006. - 430 p. - (Studies in American Thought and Culture). "Who are we?" is the question at the core of these fascinating essays from one of the nation's leading intellectual historians. With old identities increasingly destabilized throughout the world—the result of demographic migration, declining empires, and the quickening integration of the...
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The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. - 430 p. The role played by the humanities in reconciling American diversity -- a diversity of both ideas and peoples -- is not always appreciated. This volume of essays, commissioned by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, examines that role in the half century after World War II, when exceptional prosperity and population...
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Princeton University Press, 2013. - 228 p. The role of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American history has too often been obscured by the more flamboyant and orthodox versions of the faith that oppose evolution, embrace narrow conceptions of family values, and continue to insist that the United States should be understood as a Christian nation. In this book, one of...
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Princeton University Press, 2013. - 228 p. The role of liberalized, ecumenical Protestantism in American history has too often been obscured by the more flamboyant and orthodox versions of the faith that oppose evolution, embrace narrow conceptions of family values, and continue to insist that the United States should be understood as a Christian nation. In this book, one of...
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Greenwood press, 1999. — 496p. Contents Preface Acknowledgments Colonial American Wars, 1565-1765 The American Revolution The War of 1812 Indian Wars East of the Mississippi, 1783-1845 The Texas Revolution and the War with Mexico, 1836-1848 The Civil War Indian Wars West of the Mississippi, 1862-1890 The Spanish-American War and the Philippine Insurrection World War I and the...
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Cornell University Press, 2001. — 240 p. Since the 1800's, many European Americans have relied on Native Americans as models for their own national, racial, and gender identities. Displays of this impulse include world's fairs, fraternal organizations, and films such as Dances with Wolves . Shari M. Huhndorf uses cultural artifacts such as these to examine the phenomenon of "going...
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Brill Academic Publishers, 2007. — 305 p. This book sets out to shed light on what is specific to American Transcendentalism by comparing it with the atheistic vision of German philosophers and theologians like Ludwig Feuerbach and Arthur Schopenhauer. The study argues that atheism was part of the discursive and religious context from which Transcendentalism emerged. Tendencies...
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University of Alabama Press, 2015. - 208 p. Hunt the Devil is a timely and illuminating exploration of demonic imagery in US war culture. In it, authors Robert L. Ivie and Oscar Giner examine the origins of the Devil figure in the national psyche and review numerous examples from US history of the demonization of America’s perceived opponents. Their analysis demonstrates that...
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Oxford University Press, 2016. - 248 p. A restaurant critic can tell you about the chef. A menu can tell you about the farm-sourced ingredients. Now who's going to tell you about the people preparing your meal? From James Beard Leadership Award winner Saru Jayaraman, Forked is an enlightening examination of what we don't talk about when we talk about restaurants: Is the...
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Columbia University Press, 2016. - 288 p. This anthology draws bold comparisons between secularist strategies to contain, privatize, and discipline religion and the treatment of racialized subjects by the American state. Specializing in history, literature, anthropology, theology, religious studies, and political theory, contributors expose secularism’s prohibitive practices in...
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Cambridge University Press, 2004. — 240 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). Edith Wharton is not ordinarily associated with racial issues. But using ideas from feminist literary criticism, Kassanoff finds in Wharton's characters, circumstances, and story lines racial concerns of the comfortable white urban society of the early 1900s. Mixed in with...
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. — 240 p. Ursula K. Le Guin on the absurdity of denying your age: “If I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.” On cultural perceptions of fantasy: “The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of?” On breakfast: “Eating an egg from the shell takes not...
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Cambridge University Press, 2005. — 233 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). Examining the literature of slavery and race before the Civil War, Maurice Lee, in this 2005 book, demonstrates how the slavery crisis became a crisis of philosophy that exposed the breakdown of national consensus and the limits of rational authority. Poe, Stowe, Douglass,...
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Oxford University Press, 2014. — 288 p. Living Oil is a work of environmental cultural studies that engages with a wide spectrum of cultural forms, from museum exhibits and oil industry tours to poetry, documentary film, fiction, still photography, novels and memoirs. The book's unique focus is the aesthetic, sensory and emotional legacies of petroleum, from its rise to the...
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TrineDay, 2011. — 371 p. The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are examined in this first volume of a three-part set, exposing new connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Based on the premise that there is a satanic undercurrent to American affairs, this study examines the sinister forces at work throughout...
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TrineDay, 2011. — 358 p. The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this analysis that exposes new connections between religion, political conspiracy, terrorism, and occultism. Readers are provided with strange parallels between supernatural forces such as shaminism, ritual magic, and cult practices, and contemporary...
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TrineDay, 2011. — 492 p. The roots of coincidence and conspiracy in American politics, crime, and culture are investigated in this examination of the connections between religion, political conspiracy, and occultism. Readers are presented with detailed insight into how Charlie Manson became a national bogeyman as well as startling connections between Nobel Prize�winning physicist...
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Cambridge University Press, 2009. — 236 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). In this major new book John Limon examines the various ways American authors have written in an age increasingly dominated by science. He focuses in particular on Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allen Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne--three highly articulate and alarmed witnesses to...
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University of Illinois Press, 2017. — 159 p. Home to established African American institutions and communities, Washington, D.C., offered women in the New Negro movement a unique setting for the fight against racial and gender oppression. Colored No More traces how African American women of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century made significant strides toward making the...
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New York University Press, 2007. — 368 p. 2008 Winner, MLA First Book PrizeCharting the proliferation of forms of mourning and memorial across a century increasingly concerned with their historical and temporal significance, Arranging Grief offers an innovative new view of the aesthetic, social, and political implications of emotion. Dana Luciano argues that the cultural plotting...
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Princeton University Press, 2009. — 248 p. No Enchanted Palace traces the origins and early development of the United Nations, one of the most influential yet perhaps least understood organizations active in the world today. Acclaimed historian Mark Mazower forces us to set aside the popular myth that the UN miraculously rose from the ashes of World War II as the guardian of a...
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Cambridge University Press, 2004. — 380 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). John McWilliams' book is an ambitious attempt to review New England history and literature from the Puritans through the Revolutionary period to the antebellum era. McWilliams demonstrates how successive narratives of crises, real or imagined, reflected historical realities...
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2001. — 454 p. The Metaphysical Club was an informal group that met in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1872, to talk about ideas. Its members included Oliver Well Holmes, Jr., future associate justice of the United States Supreme Court; William James, the father of modern American psychology; and Charles Sanders Peirce, logician, scientist, and the...
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Edinburgh University Press, 2008. — 273 p. List of Figures List of Case Studies Acknowledgements Chronology of 1960s American Culture Introduction: The Intellectual Context Music and Performance Film and Television Fiction and Poetry Art and Photography New Social Movements and Creative Dissent Conclusion: The Sixties and its Cultural Legacy Notes Bibliography Index
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Harvard University Press, 2013. - 326 p. Seventeenth-century New Englanders were not as busy policing their neighbors’ behavior as Nathaniel Hawthorne or many historians of early America would have us believe. Keeping their own households in line occupied too much of their time. Under Household Government reveals the extent to which family members took on the role of watchdog...
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Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. — 262 p. Our Common Dwelling explores why America's first literary circle turned to nature in the 1830s and '40s. When the New England Transcendentalists spiritualized nature, they were reacting to intense class conflict in the region's industrializing cities. Their goal was to find a secular foundation for their social authority as an intellectual elite....
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Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. — 288 p. — ISBN-10: 9781421420943; ISBN-13: 978-1421420943 — (Hopkins Studies in Modernism) The intellectual migration to the United States of European writers, intellectuals, and artists in the 1930s and 1940s has often been narrowly seen as a clash between a rarefied European modernist sensibility and a debased American mass...
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Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. — 346 p. — (Creating the North American Landscape). What does it mean to be from somewhere? If most people in the United States are "from some place else" what is an American homeland? In answering these questions, the contributors to Homelands: A Geography of Culture and Place across America offer a geographical vision of territory and the...
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University of Massachusetts Press, 2015. — 208 p. From early in the twentieth century, the state park movement sought to expand public access to scenic American places. During the 1930s those efforts accelerated as the National Park Service used New Deal funding and labor to construct parks nationwide. However, under severe Jim Crow restrictions in the South, African Americans...
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The University of North Carolina Press, 2004. — 1375 p. — ISBN 0—8078—2800—9. In this magisterial history of intellectual life, Michael O'Brien analyzes the lives and works of antebellum Southern thinkers and reintegrates the South into the larger tradition of American and European intellectual history. O'Brien finds that the evolution of Southern intellectual life paralleled...
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University of Alabama Press, 2014. - 240 p. Sacrifice and Survival recounts the history and development of Jesuit higher education in the American South. R. Eric Platt examines in Sacrifice and Survival the history and evolution of Jesuit higher education in the American South and hypothesizes that the identity and mission of southern Jesuit colleges and universities may...
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Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press — 2000 — 247 p. — ISBN 0748608567. This deeply engaging, historically, and culturally informed book provides new perspectives on a wide range of writers, and at the same time provides a radically new development of many of the most pertinent issues in the field of postcolonial writing and theory. It constitutes a major new engagement...
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Maker Media, 2015. — 292 с.: ил. — ISBN 978-1457187186 Learn about the role that patent models played in American history - and even learn to build your own replica! Patent models, working models required for US patent filings from 1790 to 1880, offer insight into--and inspiration from--a period of intense technological advancement, the Industrial Revolution. The Rothschild...
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USA: Oxford University Press, 1992 - 360 p. Samuels's collection of critical essays gives body and scope to the subject of nineteenth-century sentimentality by situating it in terms of "women's culture" and issues of race. Presenting an interdisciplinary range of approaches that consider sentimental culture before and after the Civil War, these critical studies of American...
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Rutgers University Press, 2017. — 248 p. Most Americans take for granted much of what is materially involved in the daily rituals of dwelling. In Dwelling in Resistance, Chelsea Schelly examines four alternative U.S. communities—“The Farm,” “Twin Oaks,” “Dancing Rabbit,” and “Earthships”—where electricity, water, heat, waste, food, and transportation practices differ markedly from...
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Museum Tusculanum Press, 2004. — 392 p. The anticommunist crusade of the FBI and its legendary director J. Edgar Hoover during the McCarthy era and the Cold War has attracted much attention from historians, but little is known about the Bureau's political activities during its formative years. This book breaks new ground by tracing the roots of the FBI's political surveillance...
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University of Illinois Press, 2015. — 246 p. Now synonymous with Sixties counterculture, LSD actually entered the American consciousness via the mainstream. Time and Life, messengers of lumpen-American respectability, trumpeted its grand arrival in a postwar landscape scoured of alluring descriptions of drug use while outlets across the media landscape piggybacked on their...
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University of Illinois Press, 2013. — 352 p. — (Music in American Life). The Creolization of American Culture examines the artworks, letters, sketchbooks, music collection, and biography of the painter William Sidney Mount (1807–1868) as a lens through which to see the multiethnic antebellum world that gave birth to blackface minstrelsy. As a young man living in the multiethnic...
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University of Alabama Press, 2014. - 308 p. Elizabeth Stoddard was a gifted writer of fiction, poetry, and journalism; successfully published within her own lifetime; esteemed by such writers as William Dean Howells and Nathaniel Hawthorne; and situated at the epicenter of New York's literary world. Nonetheless, she has been almost excluded from literary memory and importance....
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Peter Lang, 2014. — 152 p. This book explores and analyzes the problems and challenges that have resulted from the Civil War, Reconstruction, slavery, and segregation in North America. These painful chapters in American history have continued along racial and regional lines and are of particular interest today when the USA are for the first time governed by an African American...
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The University Press of Kentucky, 2001. — 349 p. Because central and southern Appalachia’s distinctive Christianity lacks a clearly recognizable “father figure,” religious historians have long struggled to fully explain its origins, traditions and folklore. In this well researched and authoritative account of the region’s religion, John Sparks focuses on Shubal Stearns, an...
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Cambridge University Press, 2003. — 179 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). Why did the figure of ''the girl'' come to dominate the American imagination from the middle of the nineteenth century into the twentieth? Peter Stoneley looks at how women were fictionalized for the girl reader as ways of achieving a powerful social and cultural presence....
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New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. — 193 p. — ISBN-10: 1137589795; ISBN-13: 978-1137589798 — (The New Urban Atlantic) This monograph explores transatlantic literary culture by tracing the proliferation of ‘new media,’ such as the anthology, the literary history and the magazine, in the period between 1750 and 1850. The fast-paced media landscape out of which these publishing...
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Oxford University Press, 2016. - 321 p. In the last few decades, all major presidential candidates have openly discussed the role of faith in their lives, sharing their religious beliefs and church commitments with the media and their constituencies. And yet, to the surprise of many Americans, God played almost no role in the 2012 presidential campaign. During the campaign,...
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University of Wisconsin Press, 2008. - 264 p. - (Studies in American Thought and Culture). During the First World War it was the task of the U.S. Department of Justice, using the newly passed Espionage Act and its later Sedition Act amendment, to prosecute and convict those who opposed America’s entry into the conflict. In Unsafe for Democracy, historian William H. Thomas Jr....
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Boston: The MIT Press, 2004. — 510 p. — ISBN-10: 0262701065; ISBN-13: 978-0262701068. In this history of aural culture in early-twentieth-century America, Emily Thompson charts dramatic transformations in what people heard and how they listened. What they heard was a new kind of sound that was the product of modern technology. They listened as newly critical consumers of aural...
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Columbia University Press, 2005. — 258 p. — (Religion and American Culture). On a September afternoon in 1853, three African American men from St. Philip's Church walked into the Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and took their seats among five hundred wealthy and powerful white church leaders. Ultimately, and with great reluctance, the Convention had acceded to the...
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Abrams Press, 2018. — 272 p. — (With an Preface by Michael Horowitz and‎ Foreword by Zach Leary) The first collection of Timothy Leary’s (1920–1996) selected papers and correspondence opens a window on the ideas that inspired the counterculture of the 1960s and the fascination with LSD that continues to the present. The man who coined the phrase “turn on, tune in, drop out,” Leary...
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Greenwood Press, 2002. — 320 p. Series Foreword by Ray B. Browne Introduction Timeline of Popular Culture Events Part One Life and Youth During the New Nation Everyday America World of Youth Part Two Popular Culture of the New Nation Advertising Architecture Fashion Food Leisure Activities Literature Music Performing Arts Travel Visual Arts Cost of Products in the New Nation Notes...
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Cambridge University Press, 2015. — 189 p. — (Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture). In Time, Tense, and American Literature, Cindy Weinstein examines canonical American authors who employ a range of tenses to tell a story that has already taken place. This book argues that key texts in the archive of American literature are inconsistent in their retrospective...
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Princeton University Press, 2002 - 207 p. From outlawing polygamy and mandating public education to protecting the rights of minorities, the framing of group life by the state has been a subject of considerable interest and controversy throughout the history of the United States. The subject continues to be important in many countries. This book deals with state responses to...
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Edinburgh University Press, 2010. — 257p. Contents List of Figures List of Case Studies Acknowledgements Chronology of 1910s American Culture Introduction Film and Vaudeville Visual Art and Photography Fiction and Poetry Performance and Music The Great War and American Culture Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index
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Oxford University Press, 2015. - 288 p. The United States Constitution insures that all persons born in the US are citizens with equal protection under the law. But in today's America, the US-born children of undocumented immigrants--over four million of them--do not enjoy fully the benefits of citizenship or of feeling that they belong. Children in mixed-status families are...
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Петроград: Общественная Польза, 1915. — 40 с. "За последнее время, в связи с мировыми событиями, у нас сильно возрос интерес к Америк и к американцам; поэтому автору казалось своевременным поделиться с читателями «Вестника Европы» мыслями и сведениями о них, основанными на личных наблюдениях и изучении новейшей литературы о Соединенных Штатах".
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М.: Наука , 1990 - 239 с. В предлагаемой книге дается анализ важнейших компонентов американского национального самосознания, основных этапов и исторических путей его формирования и эволюции. Автор видит свою главную задачу в том, чтобы выделить и проанализировать наиболее характерные для него социально-психологические, социо-культурные, национально-исторические и...
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СПб.: Человек, 2010. — 432 с. — ISBN 978-5-904885-11-3. Данное учебное пособие по истории культуры США – относительно краткой, но безусловно яркой – написано почитателями и знатоками этой страны, профессорами Т. Ф. Кузнецовой и А. И. Уткиным. Авторы подробно прослеживают, как колонисты, принесшие на новый континент дух старой Англии и идеи религиозного протестантизма, за четыре...
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СПб.: Человек, 2010. — 432 с. — ISBN 978-5-904885-11-3. Данное учебное пособие по истории культуры США – относительно краткой, но безусловно яркой – написано почитателями и знатоками этой страны, профессорами Т. Ф. Кузнецовой и А. И. Уткиным. Авторы подробно прослеживают, как колонисты, принесшие на новый континент дух старой Англии и идеи религиозного протестантизма, за...
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Учебное пособие. – Владивосток: Изд-во ВГУЭС, 2009. – 92 с. Это пособие – экскурс в историю и современность культурной жизни стран, чьи ценности и нормы стали определяющими для всего демократического мира. Первая часть посвящена рассмотрению религиозного компонента в американском обществе и его значению для становления и развития государства. Предназначено пособие для...
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М.: Издательские решения, 2015. — 256 с. Книга о том, как в Новом Свете за четыре века его истории — от эры колоний до наших дней — у общечеловеческих явлений благотворительности и филантропии сформировался неповторимый американский облик и как они, достигнув здесь зрелости, своеобразно выглядят сейчас. Книга является второй из публикуемых в России работ автора, посвященных...
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