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American Cultural History : A Very Short Introduction - Eric Avila

American Cultural History

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 25th October 2018
ISBN: 9780190200589
Number Of Pages: 168

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The iconic images of Uncle Sam and Marilyn Monroe, or the "fireside chats" of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the oratory of Martin Luther King, Jr.: these are the words, images, and sounds that populate American cultural history. From the Boston Tea Party to the Dodgers, from the blues to Andy Warhol, dime novels to Disneyland, the history of American culture tells us how previous generations of Americans have imagined themselves, their nation, and their relationship to the world and its peoples.

This Very Short Introduction recounts the history of American culture and its creation by diverse social and ethnic groups. In doing so, it emphasizes the historic role of culture in relation to broader social, political, and economic developments. Across the lines of race, class, gender, and sexuality, as well as language, region, and religion, diverse Americans have forged a national culture with a global reach, inventing stories that have shaped a national identity and an American way of life.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Chapter 1: American culture in red, white and black Chapter 2: Mass culture and mass politics, 1800--1860 Chapter 3: The Age of the City, 1860--1900 Chapter 4: The rise of culture industry, 1900-1945 Chapter 5: The suburbanization of American culture Chapter 6: The world wide web of American culture

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ISBN: 9780190200589
ISBN-10: 0190200588
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 25th October 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.16  x 0.51
Weight (kg): 0.09

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