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Made in America : a social history of American culture and character

Author: Claude S Fischer
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
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Our nation began with the simple phrase, "We the People." But who were and are "We"? Who were "We" in 1776, in 1865, or 1968, and is there any continuity in character between the "We" of those years and the nearly 300 million people living in the radically different America of today? With this work, the author draws on decades of historical, psychological, and social research to answer that question by tracking the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claude S Fischer
ISBN: 9780226251431 0226251438
OCLC Number: 405107185
Description: x, 511 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
1. The stories we tell --
2. Security --
3. Goods --
4. Groups --
5. Public spaces --
6. Mentality --
7. Closing --
Notes --
List of abbreviations --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Claude S. Fischer.

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Our nation began with the simple phrase 'We the People.' But who were and are 'We'? This title draws on historical, psychological, and social research to answer that question by tracking the  Read more...

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"Readable and entertaining.... [A] formidable achievement." (Financial Times) "A thoughtful assessment of the patterns of American life over the course of the past several centuries.... All in all, Read more...

 
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