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The American studies anthology

Author: Richard P Horwitz
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : SR Books, 2001
Series: American visions, 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an introduction to the long and varied history of generalizing about America. This anthology is suitable for American studies and American culture courses. It contains essays, plays, songs,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Literary collections
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard P Horwitz
ISBN: 0842028285 9780842028288 0842028293 9780842028295
OCLC Number: 1052553219
Description: xxxvii, 376 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
Contents: America as a new world. How America was discovered / Handsome Lake --
The tempest / William Shakespeare --
A model of Christian charity / John Winthrop --
Engel v. Vitale / U.S. Supreme Court --
Letter III from an American farmer / J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur --
To the United States / Johann Wolfgang von Goethe --
Paddy's lament : Irish-American folksong --
The spirit of capitalism / Max Weber --
On being an American / H.L. Mencken. America as an independent nation. Declaration of independence / Continental Congress --
Declaration of sentiments / Woman's Rights Convention --
Independence Day speech / John Wannuaucon Quinney --
The significance of the frontier in American history / Frederick Jackson Turner --
American progress / John Gast --
The spirit of the west / Edwin Howland Blashfield --
Vietnam's declaration of independence / Ho Chi Minh --
What to the slave is the Fourth of July? / Frederick Douglass. America as a place to belong. Americanism and the foreign-born / Woodrow Wilson --
Objections answered / Alice Stone Blackwell --
Ain't I a woman? / Sojourner Truth --
Trans-national America / Randolph Bourne --
Americanism / American Legion --
Statue of Liberty / Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi --
Americans all! / Howard Chandler Christy --
The melting pot, Fourth of July parade --
Goddess of democracy --
Chinese protest Belgrade bombing --
Century readings / Fred Lewis Pattee --
The one-hundred percent American / Ralph Linton --
National brotherhood week / Tom Lehrer --
America / Claude McKay --
This land is your land / Woody Guthrie. America as a land of the free. Gettysburg Address / Abraham Lincoln --
Flag raising on Iwo Jima / Joe Rosenthal and Felix DeWeldon --
Manzanar Relocation Center / Dorothea Lange --
The American system / Herbert Hoover --
The four freedoms / Franklin Delano Roosevelt --
Freedom from want / Norman Rockwell --
Bowers v. Hardwick / U.S. Supreme Court --
Puerto Ricans / Langston Hughes --
Wrestling with the hard one / Ana Lydia Vega --
POPism / Andy Warhol --
Five coke bottles / Andy Warhol --
"Give and take," say I ; "Cheers" / Haddon Sundblom --
Publicity poster for A great wall : an American comedy --
Great castigation series : Coca-Cola / Wang Guangyi --
An Okie from Muskogee / Merle Haggard and Roy Burris --
Wasteland of the free / Iris DeMent --
Of our spiritual strivings / W.E.B. DuBois. America as an empire. The utility of the union / Publius (Alexander Hamilton) --
The Monroe Doctrine / James Monroe --
The European colonization of America / Arthur de Gobineau --
The white man's burden / Rudyard Kipling --
Cast away illusions, prepare for struggle / Mao Tse-Tung --
U.S. and Mexican pastimes / Mexican Embassy --
Ugly American sightings --
Uncle Sam in Australia --
Uncle Sam welcomes Mexico --
Chinese pose as auto tourists near San Francisco --
U.S. tourist poses in Havana / Constantino Arias --
Letter to Americans / E.P. Thompson. America as a culture. The American scholar / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Ralph Waldo Emerson : transcendental critic / Vernon L. Parrington --
Factors in American literary history / Norman Foerster --
Middletown faces both ways / Robert Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd --
Plainville social class / James West (Carl A. Withers) --
Cultural locations : positioning American studies in the great debate / Alice Kessler-Harris.
Series Title: American visions, 4
Responsibility: edited by Richard P. Horwitz

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Those of us who teach American Studies outside of the United States have been waiting for this anthology. It provides historical grounding and a range of texts that is both foundational and fresh, Read more...

 
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