Download e-book for kindle: Culture and Customs of the United States [2 volumes] by Benjamin F. Shearer

By Benjamin F. Shearer

ISBN-10: 0313338752

ISBN-13: 9780313338755

American lifestyles and tradition is actually designated in that it used to be born from many different cultures all over the world. while immigrants migrated to the Land of chance, they introduced with them items in their personal history: meals, religions, vacation trips, gala's, track, and artwork, simply to identify a couple of. via time, those customs have built into what we now recognize as American existence. discover how even in the US, numerous cultures and customs fluctuate from New England to the Midwest to the Pacific. observe what number religions are practiced all around the kingdom, and the way each one sect differs in its occasion. find out how gender performs a tremendous function in American society, and the way issues have replaced and stepped forward some time past century. Readers will find out about American holidays-religious, federal, or even these fabricated through Hallmark and tv! activities, relaxation actions, and type additionally play an important position in American tradition, as mentioned during this all-encompassing work.
Discover how American delicacies has advanced from different cultures, equivalent to Italian, Greek, Mexican, chinese language, Indian, and West Africa, and the way each one quarter has its personal indigenous dishes, together with New England clam chowder, Southern jambalaya, and Mid-western lutefisk. modern and vintage literature is additionally mentioned, besides the evolution of poetry. Readers will know about the advance of mass media, in addition to the expansion of cinema and movies from the 1st silent movie to modern day well known blockbuster trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean. tune and dance also are mentioned intimately, protecting the recent York Philharmonic to Woodstock. modern artwork and structure is mentioned in addition to different types of housing throughout all of the areas of the U.S. This specified two-volume addition to the tradition and Customs of the area sequence provides highschool scholars, either nationwide and overseas, the opportunity to envision the U.S. from the surface in. The mosaic of yankee tradition involves existence during this expansive but particular research of what makes the us a fancy mixture of customs and traditions.
Each quantity during this finished two-volume examine bargains chapters that element how American lifestyles was once born and the way it has grown, overlaying the background of customs in addition to how traditions at the moment are celebrated in New England, the South, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest, in addition to Alaska and Hawaii. Narrative chapters comprise the following:

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