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  • Twilight of the Republicby Justin B. Litke

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00

    The uniqueness of America has been alternately celebrated and panned, emphasized and denied, for most of the country's history -- both by its own people and by visitors and observers from around the world. The idea of "American exceptionalism" tends to provoke strong feelings, but few are aware of the term's origins or understand its true meaning.... more...

  • In the Know in the U.S.A.by Jennifer Phillips

    Diversified Publishing 2003; US$ 12.95

    Be IN THE KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Doing business across borders is very different from doing business across town?subtle and not-so-subtle differences in attitudes and etiquette play a big role. Did you know? ? When Americans say ?drop by any time,? they usually don?t mean it. Call first to make sure they?re expecting you. ? If you?re going to be more... more...

  • Social Blueprintsby Page Putnam Miller

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Throughout history, women have often worked in informal ways and in modest conditions, frequently without monuments or grand examples of architecture preserved to commemorate their accomplishments. Landmarks of American Women's History describes the sites that represent a wide variety of women's experiences and accomplishments. more...

  • Time Passagesby George Lipsitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50

    Probes postwar America?s complicated relationship between historical memory and commercial culture?popular television, music, and film. more...

  • What's Next - The Experts' Guideby Jane Buckingham

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99

    What will the next ten years look like?. In her role as founder and president of The Intelligence Group, a consulting and trend-spotting company at the forefront of predictions about the ever-elusive youth and consumer market, Jane Buckingham spends her days looking for the telling details in today's culture that give clues about what our future... more...

  • The United States of Americaby Charles F. Gritzner

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    The United States is the world's third-largest country in terms of both size and population, which is one of the world's most ethnically and socially diverse. Featuring photographs and maps, this book presents an exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of this multifaceted nation. 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...

  • The American Ideaby Robert Vare

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • 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...

  • Assessing Site Significanceby Donald L. Hardesty; Barbara J. Little

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 34.99

    Hardesty and Little provide the most up-to-date guide for assessing the historical significance of archaeological sites that may be eligible to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In this second edition, all laws, regulations, and references have been entirely updated. New material on landfills, Japanese internment camps, landscapes,... more...