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  • American Exceptionalismby Charles W. Dunn

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 54.99

    American Exceptionalism provokes intense debates culturally, economically, politically, and socially. This collection, edited by Charles W. Dunn of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, brings together analysis of the idea's origins, history and future. 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...

  • American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Culturesby Jesse Kavadlo

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00

    Bringing together disparate and popular genres of the 21st century, American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures argues that popular culture has been preoccupied by fantasies and narratives dominated by the anxiety ?and, strangely, the wish fulfillment?that comes from the breakdowns of... more...

  • Anything Goesby Lucy Moore

    Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.57

    Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events -... more...

  • Archaeology in America: An Encyclopedia [4 volumes]by Linda Cordell; Kent Lightfoot; Francis McManamon; George Milner

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 439.00

    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...

  • Archaeology of Urban Americaby Roy S. Dickens

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Archaeology of Urban America: The Search for Pattern and Process is composed of three parts, namely, Strategies and Methods; Site Formation, Structure, and Pattern; and Artifact Analysis and Interpretation. The Strategies and Methods section centers on the general questions asked by urban archaeologists, as well as on the ways they design their research... 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...

  • At Home in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Amy G. Richter

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    Few institutions were as central to nineteenth-century American culture as the home. Emerging in the 1820s as a sentimental space apart from the public world of commerce and politics, the Victorian home transcended its initial association with the private lives of the white, native-born bourgeoisie to cross lines of race, ethnicity, class, and region.... more...

  • Beyond the Revolutionby William H. Goetzmann

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 35.00

    A magisterial chronicle of America?s intellectual history by a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian more...

  • A Brief History of American Cultureby Robert M. Crunden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    "The discussion of each period is wide-ranging, analyzing movements and spotlighting major figures in politics and philosophy, law and literature, economics and education, jazz and journalism, science and civil rights. A readable, insightful overview of the underlying patterns that give shape to U.S. cultural history. Nonacademic readers will find... more...