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- Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00
In the 1600s, over 350,000 intrepid English men, women, and children migrated to America, leaving behind their homeland for an uncertain future. Whether they settled in Jamestown, Salem, or Barbados, these migrants?entrepreneurs, soldiers, and pilgrims alike?faced one incontrovertible truth: England was a very, very long way away. In Between Two... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00
How does American exceptionalism shape American foreign policy? Conventional wisdom states that American exceptionalism comes in two variations ? the exemplary version and the missionary version. Being exceptional, experts in U.S. foreign policy argue, means that you either withdraw from the world like an isolated but inspiring "city upon a hill,"... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00
Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47
If they could see us today, our forefathers would be spluttering into their pint glasses, wondering where it all went wrong. Happy to be spoon-fed on a diet of blandness, buzzwords and uniformity, in the last 20 years our society has become more insular, selfish and ignorant than ever before. Welcome to the new super-sized, dumbed-down Britain. Covering... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 25.00
In 1915, journalist Emily Post set out from New York to investigate whether it was possible to drive comfortably across the country to San Francisco in an automobile. This is a reprint of Post's only travel book, originally published by Collier's Weekly seven years before she became famous for her book on etiquette. It describes her travels... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00
Demonstrating that political culture is equally rooted in public events, internal debates, and historical experiences, this unique, three-volume encyclopedia examines an exceptionally broad range of factors shaping modern American politics, including popular belief, political action, and the institutions of power and authority. Readers will see how... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
In this work, Lienhard elucidates, from a de facto post-modern perspective, what unique ideas and developments explain the profound watershed transition, around 1900 or 1906, to a new and different era, the "Modern" era, which persisted into the 1950's. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 38.00
In 1950s America, flag waving, martial pomp, and staged ceremony were presented and perceived as America's last best defence against the communist threat. In this volume, Fried explores the often absurd lengths the average citizen in McCarthyite America went to to help shore up patriotism and fend off the threat of the Red Menace. more...