American Culture: An Anthology of Civilization Texts

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Anders Breidlid
Psychology Press, 1996 - Art - 404 pages
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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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Contents

Tecumseh
10
Helen Hunt Jackson
16
John Collier
18
Leslie Silko
22
IMMIGRATION
33
Ok E Relvaag
46
Michael Lee Cohen
59
Septima Clark
71
Francis Grund
190
Andrew Jackson
203
RELIGION
231
Ralph Waldo Emerson
238
WillHerberg
245
Billy Graham
251
EDUCATION
263
John Dewey
269

Joseph Ingraham
74
Malcolm X
88
WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES
97
Seneca Falls Convention
103
Meridel LeSueur
109
Betty Friedan
115
Frederick Jackson Turner
118
Studs Terkel
122
National NOW Times Editorial
129
Andrew Jackson
133
James Madison
144
John Marshall
153
John Kenneth Galbraith
158
Hedrick Smith
172
US Congressmen
275
Allan Bloom
282
Studs Terkel
290
Bessie Smith
301
Studs Terkel
309
Martin Scorsese Paul Schrader and Robert de Niro
315
THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD
323
DOMINANT BELIEFS AND VALUES
359
Abraham Lincoln
367
Woodrow Wilson
373
Theodore Roosevelt
377
Suggested further reading
399
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About the author (1996)

ANDERS BREIDLID is professor of International Education at Oslo University College, Norway, and has conducted research in South Africa, Sudan, Cuba and Chile. He headed, with Jean Baxen, a National Research Foundation-funded research project on Cultural Values, HIV/AIDS and Education, which resulted in this book. He has been visiting professor at UCT (1997-98); the Instituto Pedagogico Latinamericano y Caribeno, Havana (2005); and the Pontifica Universidad Catolica, Santiago/Villarrica (2008-09).

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