A Brief History of American Culture

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M.E. Sharpe, 1996 - History - 363 pages
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"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 Crunden's selective bibliographical essay helpful". -- Booklist
 

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN CULTURE

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Reworking a book first published abroad, Crunden (American Civilization/Univ. of Texas at Austin) provides readers in these United States with a useful overview of their cultural history. The ... Read full review

Contents

Boston 16301776
3
Philadelphia 17401800
27
Virginia 17631815
40
Cultural Nationalism 18151865
57
The Religious Pressures on Literature and Politics
76
The Defeat of the South and the Appeal of the West
98
PART III
127
From AntiSocial Darwinism to Pragmatism 18651917
144
The Reunion with Europe 19011941
185
The Indigenous Arts 19011941
206
A Cosmopolitan Culture 1941present
235
The Primacy of Foreign Policy 19411977
252
A Culture of Outsiders 19431958
272
The Conservative Hegemony 19691992
291
Bibliographical Essay
333
Index
353

The Preconditions for Modern Art 18651904
159

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Crunden was professor of American studies at the University of Texas.

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