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- Smithsonian 2013; US$ 29.95
This anthology of essays questions many widespread assumptions about the culture of postwar America. Illuminating the origins and development of the many threads that constituted American culture during the Cold War, the contributors challenge the existence of a monolithic culture during the 1950s and thereafter. They demonstrate instead that there... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 24.99
Things you can see and touch can bring to mind the time when the items were made and used. In Touching America?s History, Meredith Mason Brown uses twenty objects to summon up major developments in America?s history. The objects range in date from a Pequot stone axe head probably made before the Pequot War in 1637, to the western novel Dwight Eisenhower... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95
A vivid and penetrating history, personal and social, of growing up in post-1945 America A pervasive feeling at the end of World War II, notes Philip D. Beidler, was that Americans had “inherited the earth” and could look forward to a kind of golden age, the “Good Life after the Good War.” But this good... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2013; US$ 7.99
Camping around Western Australia is the best guide to recreational camping on the market, with over 350 campsites across the state, including in national parks, state forests, off highways and in caravan parks. Each camping area has a description of the site, directions on how to get there, as well as a comprehensive list of facilities and activities... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 32.95
This hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. Thoroughly revised, this fifth edition covers all the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, media and the arts.... more...
- Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 94.00
American nationalism, patriotism and citizenship are proudly on display at historical sites across America—but they are also contested and reshaped by visitors and their engagement with those places. In Exhibiting Patriotism, Bergman analyzes exhibits, interpretive materials, and orientation films at major US sites, from Mt. Rushmore and to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 130.00
The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 0.99
"It was not until 1946 when my grandmother received a copy of the revised birth certificate in the mail from my father and blurted out to me 'That ain't your name,' that I really became aware of the problems. She quickly added, 'Your mother, she never got it right neither.'" This article appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Southern Cultures . The... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 85.00
The Paper War and the Development of Anglo-American Nationalisms, 1800-1825 offers fresh insight into the evolution of British and American nationalisms, the maturation of apologetics for slavery, and the early development of anti-Americanism, from approximately 1800 to 1830. more...