American Culture: An Anthology of Civilization Texts
Anders Breidlid, Fredrik C. Brøgger, Oyvind T. Gulliksen, Torbjorn Sirevag
Psychology Press, 1996 - Art - 404 pages
American Culture is an anthology of primary, documentary texts of American civilisation using excerpts from speeches, political addresses, articles, interviews, oral histories, autobiographies, advertisements and song lyrics.
Edited by academics who are highly experienced in the study and teaching of American Studies across a wide range of institutions, this volume provides:
* a wide range of texts that introduce the students to various sides of American society in an historical perspective: its regions, immigration, social structure, ethnic groups, ideology, religion and popular culture
* primary sources of American life that students themselves can subject to cultural analysis and discussions in class
* linking text arranged thematically
* a means of seeing and understanding the ways in which language and culture are closely related, enabling students to integrate the study of culture and language and develop a combination of linguistic and cultural analytical skills.
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AFRICAN AMERICANS Introduction 20 Moses Grandy The Auction Block pre1860
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THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD Introduction 100 George Washington FROM Farewell Address 1796
DOMINANT BELIEFS AND VALUES 361 364 367 368 369 Introduction 110 Thomas Jefferson with Amendments by the Continental Congress FR...
WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES Introduction 32 Alexis de Tocqueville The Young Woman in the Character of a Wife 1848
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THE STRUCTURE OF GOVERNMENT Introduction 44 Founding Fathers FROM The Constitution of the United States 1787
PARTIES AND POLITICS Introduction 51 George Washington Plunkitt FROM Honest Graft and Dishonest Graft 1905
ENTERPRISE 184 187 190 192 194 Introduction 58 Benjamin Franklin FROM Autobiography 1785
FROM Property and Natural Right 1785
My Pedagogic Creed 1897
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