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American cultural history : a very short introduction

Author: Eric Avila
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Avila, Eric, 1968- author.
American cultural history
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018010029
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Avila
ISBN: 9780190200596 0190200596 9780190200602 019020060X
OCLC Number: 1035254224
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 145 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: the stories of American history and why they matter --
American culture in red, white, and black --
Mass culture and mass politics, 1800-1860 --
The age of the city, 1860 --
1900 --
The new mass culture, 1900-1945 --
The suburbanization of American culture --
The world wide web of American culture.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Eric Avila.

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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."--Provided by publisher.

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