American Icons [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the People, by Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folks, locations, and issues that experience formed Our tradition КНИГИ ; КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Dennis R. corridor, Susan Grove corridor Название: American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, locations, and issues that experience formed Our tradition Издательство: Greenwood PressГод: 2006 Формат: pdf Размер: 18 Mb Язык: английскийWhat do Madonna, Ray Charles, Mount Rushmore, suburbia, the banjo, and the Ford Mustang have in universal? no matter if we like, forget about, or deplore them, all of them impression our tradition, and colour the way in which the USA is perceived through the area. This A-to-Z selection of essays explores a couple of hundred humans, areas, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose techniques are collected during this certain three-volume set research those icons via a various array of views and fields of workmanship. starting from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zipper, this feature of yankee icons represents crucial components of our tradition, together with legislation, artwork, meals, faith, and technology. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a special source for college students of yankee background and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings study what it potential while whatever is categorized as an "icon." What universal good points do the folks, areas, and issues we deem to be iconic percentage? firstly, an icon generates robust responses in humans, it frequently stands for a gaggle of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged by means of imitation, and it usually breaks down obstacles among numerous segments of yankee tradition, comparable to those who exist among white and black the United States, or among low and high paintings. The essays contained during this set study most of these elements of yankee icons from various views and during a full of life diversity of rhetoric types. one of the icons tested right here are:The Alamo Barbie Ray Charles James Dean Ford Mustang Jimi Hendrix Las Vegas Madonna McDonald's Peanuts course sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero

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The effects of these events saw Mexican workers and landowners lose status and jobs. The special skills of the Mexican ranch hand were becoming less important while the need for cheap labor to work newly irrigated land was increasing. Mexican workers and landowners, by 1900, became a landless class whose skilled labor was diminished if not obsolete. These social and economic changes affected everyone. But the results of the alterations on the residents of the Mexican-origin community were disproportionate to their numbers.

The American art fair is just turning fifty, yet it feels much older. Claiming lineage from the Victorian World’s Fair and the regional state fair, this icon nestles itself securely in between the bosoms of Community and Progress. There are obvious links between the art fair and art exhibitions at the regional fairs. For one reason, state fairs have traditionally sacrificed the controversy of contemporary art exhibitions in favor of popular student art competitions. The Gaspirilla Fair in Florida, for instance, was born because depictions of nudes at the State Fair offended the livestock audience.

AMISH In sum, the Amish function in the American imagination as hearty, virtuous ruralists, representing what many Americans imagine to be the essence of the American past. They are in essence a saving remnant, possessing the qualities that, according to Thomas Jefferson, would make America great, qualities that (again, according to Jefferson) America forsakes at its peril (WeaverZercher). To be sure, even a little scratching beneath the surface reveals that the Amish are not very ‘‘American’’ at all.

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