American Culture: An Anthology of Civilization Texts
Anders Breidlid, Fredrik C. Brøgger, Oyvind T. Gulliksen, Torbjorn Sirevag
Psychology Press, 1996 - 404 pages
American Culture is an anthology of primary, documentary texts of American civilisation using excerpts from speeches, political addresses, articles, interviews, oral histories, autobiographies, advertisements and song lyrics.
Edited by academics who are highly experienced in the study and teaching of American Studies across a wide range of institutions, this volume provides:
* a wide range of texts that introduce the students to various sides of American society in an historical perspective: its regions, immigration, social structure, ethnic groups, ideology, religion and popular culture
* primary sources of American life that students themselves can subject to cultural analysis and discussions in class
* linking text arranged thematically
* a means of seeing and understanding the ways in which language and culture are closely related, enabling students to integrate the study of culture and language and develop a combination of linguistic and cultural analytical skills.
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AFRICAN AMERICANS Introduction 20 Moses Grandy The Auction Block pre1860
WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES
Martin Scorsese Paul Schrader and Robert de Miro
THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD Introduction 100 George Washington FROM Farewell Address 1796
John F Kennedy
First Inaugural Address 1961
Lyndon B Johnson American Policy in Vietnam 1965
George Bush The Launch of Attack on Iraq 1991
Andrew Jackson FROM Proclamation to the People of South Carolina 1832
PARTIES AND POLITICS Introduction 51 George Washington Plunkitt FROM Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft 1905
ENTERPRISE Introduction 58 Benjamin Franklin FROM Autobiography 1785
Lyndon B Johnson
Ralph Waldo Emerson
MASS MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE
E L Doctorow Open Letter to the President 1991
DOMINANT BELIEFS AND VALUES Introduction 110 Thomas Jefferson with Amendments by the Continental Congress FROM The Declaration o...
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