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Culture and customs of the United States

Author: Benjamin F Shearer
Publisher: Westport, Conn : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Series: Culture and customs of North America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Depicts the full montage of American contemporary life by not only studying the past, but by also visiting the cultures of European, Middle Eastern, African, and Asian countries as well.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin F Shearer
ISBN: 9780313338755 0313338752 9780313338762 0313338760 9780313338779 0313338779
OCLC Number: 173748324
Description: 2 volumes (xxi, 408 pages) : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. Customs and Society --
1. Context :The Land, the People, the Past, the Present / Benjamin F. Shearer --
2. Religion and Thought / Benjamin F. Shearer --
3. Gender, Marriage, Family and Education / Ellen Baier --
4. Holidays and Leisure / Wende Vyborney Feller --
Volume 2. Culture --
5. Cuisine and Fashion / Benjamin F. Shearer --
6. Literature / William P. Toth --
7. Media and Cinema / Agnes Hooper Gottlieb --
8. Performing Arts / Pamela Lee Gray --
9. Art, Architecture and Housing / Benjamin F. Shearer.
Series Title: Culture and customs of North America.
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin F. Shearer.
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American life and culture was born from many other cultures around the world. This study offers chapters that detail how American life was born and how it has grown, covering the history of customs  Read more...

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