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  • The American Ideaby Robert Vare

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    ?What is ?the American idea?? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher... more...

  • Life in the Coloniesby Emily R. Smith

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    The colonies were the birthplace of the United States made up of people that came from various backgrounds seeking religious freedom, wealth, and success. Daily life for the colonists was different depending on the region in which they lived yet they established a united nation built on freedom and the pursuit of happiness. more...

  • America Right or Wrongby Anatol Lieven

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 19.99

    In this controversial critique of American political culture and its historical roots, Anatol Lieven contends that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 has been shaped by the special character of our nationalism. Within that nationalism, Lieven analyses two very different traditions. One is the "American thesis," a civic nationalism based on the... more...

  • The Great Typo Huntby Jeff Deck; Benjamin D. Herson

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    The signs of the times are missing apostrophes. † The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: ?NO TRESSPASSING.? In that moment, his greater purpose became clear.† Dark hordes of typos had descended upon civilization? and only he could wield the marker... more...

  • Daily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900by Julie Husband; Jim Oloughlin

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    Daily life in the Industrial age was ever-changing, unsettling, outright dangerous, and often thrilling. Electric power turned night into day, cities swelled with immigrants from the countryside and from Europe, and great factories belched smoke and beat unnatural rhythms while turning out consumer goods at an astonishing pace. Distance and time condensed... more...

  • Archaeology in America: An Encyclopediaby Linda S. Cordell; Kent Lightfoot; Francis McManamon; George Milner

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 500.00

    The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale... more...

  • The Americans: The Democratic Experienceby Daniel J. Boorstin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • United States Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for United States will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in United States, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • In Praise of Barbariansby Mike Davis

    Haymarket Books 2007; US$ 15.00

    A bold collection of essays and polemics from the world-renowned social critic Mike Davis. more...

  • The Reshaping of Everyday Lifeby Jack Larkin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    "Compact and insightful. "-- New York Times Book Review "Jack Larkin has retrieved the irretrievable; the intimate facts of everyday life that defined what people were really like."-- American Heritage more...