By Karen Halttunen
A better half to American Cultural background deals a historiographic evaluation of the scholarship, with detailed cognizance to the foremost stories and debates that experience formed the sphere, and an overview of the place it's at present headed.
- 30 essays discover the historical past of yankee tradition in any respect analytic degrees
- Written through scholarly specialists well-versed within the questions and controversies that experience activated curiosity during this burgeoning box
- Part of the authoritative Blackwell partners to American background sequence
- Provides either a chronological and thematic technique: issues diversity from British the United States within the Eighteenth Century to the trendy day globalization of yank tradition; thematic methods contain gender and sexuality and pop culture
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H. Breen, the historian arguably most responsible for highlighting the importance of the consumer revolution in early America, observes that, “for elite colonists, the ﬂood of British imports quickly transformed an entire material culture. [But] for most Americans . . the [British] empire ﬁrst entered their lives as ‘smole trifeles’ ” (Breen 2004: 247). Such a small triﬂe could be a single button, newly available in one of the shops lining Philadelphia’s busy streets.
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A Companion to American Cultural History by Karen Halttunen