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- ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 84.00
Most historical studies bury us in wars and politics, paying scant attention to the everyday effects of pop culture. Welcome to America's other historythe arts, activities, common items, and popular opinions that profoundly impacted our national way of life. The twelve narrative chapters in this volume provide a textured look at everyday... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2006; US$ 6.95
Journey back fifty years to explore the decade of baby boomers, the Red scare, and the birth of rock and roll with Robert Rodriguezs The 1950s Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Rock & Roll Rebels, Cold War Crises, and All-American Oddities . America was revving its engines when the fifties came along, and its citizens more than ready for... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57
Do you remember glam rock, flares, cheesecloth shirts and chopper bikes? Then it sounds like you were lucky enough to grow up during the 1970s. Who could forget all the glam rock bands of that era, like Slade, Wizard, Mud and Sweet, or singers like Alvin Stardust, Marc Bolan and David Bowie? What about those wonderful TV shows like Starsky and Hutch,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 47.95
An A-Z of Modern America is a comprehensive cultural dictionary which defines contemporary America through its history and civilization. The book includes entries on: key people from presidents to Babe Ruth American life, customs, clothing and education legal, religious and governmental practices multiculturalism, minorities and civil rights An A-Z... more...
- Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28
This is a true 'Boys' Own' adventure story of how three English schoolboys spent the summer of 1863 trekking through the Swiss and Italian Alps before conquering Mont Blanc. It is an utterly unique journal written by one of that party who would go on the become one of the great mountain and travel writers of the Victorian era and make a huge contribution... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 55.00
In the American world, the presence of African culture is sometimes fully embodied and sometimes leaves only a trace. Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture explores this presence, examining Mattel's world of Barbie, the 1996 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and Disney World, each of... more...
- Hunter Publishing 1998; US$ 15.00
Whether you're looking for a bookstore in Baltimore, a historical tour in D.C., a taxi in Ontario, a church in Chicago, or a jazz club in New Orleans, this is a must-have guidebook for African American travelers. Maps, contacts, and important background information have been ferreted out for hundreds of listings. U.S. cities explored in the guide... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
A cultural history of the last forty years, The Age of American Unreason focuses on the convergence of social forces-usually treated as separate entities-that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power today than ever before; the failure of public education to... more...
- Art Issues Press 2012; US$ 19.95
The 23 essays (or "love songs") that make up the now classic volume Air Guitar trawl a "vast, invisible underground empire" of pleasure, through record stores, honky-tonks, art galleries, jazz clubs, cocktail lounges, surf shops and hot-rod stores, as restlessly on the move as the America they depict. Air Guitar pioneered a kind of plain-talking... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1991; US$ 21.99
This fascinating book is the first volume in a projected cultural history of the United States, from the earliest English settlements to our own time. It is a history of American folkways as they have changed through time, and it argues a thesis about the importance for the United States of having been British in its cultural origins. While most people... more...