The Guide to United States Popular Culture

The Guide to United States Popular Culture

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qTo understand the history and spirit of America, one must know its wars, its laws, and its presidents. To really understand it, however, one must also know its cheeseburgers, its love songs, and its lawn ornaments. The long-awaited Guide to the United States Popular Culture provides a single-volume guide to the landscape of everyday life in the United States. Scholars, students, and researchers will find in it a valuable tool with which to fill in the gaps left by traditional history. All American readers will find in it, one entry at a time, the story of their lives.q--Robert Thompson, President, Popular Culture Association. qAt long last popular culture may indeed be given its due within the humanities with the publication of The Guide to United States Popular Culture. With its nearly 1600 entries, it promises to be the most comprehensive single-volume source of information about popular culture. The range of subjects and diversity of opinions represented will make this an almost indispensable resource for humanities and popular culture scholars and enthusiasts alike.q--Timothy E. Scheurer, President, American Culture Association qThe popular culture of the United States is as free-wheeling and complex as the society it animates. To understand it, one needs assistance. Now that explanatory road map is provided in this Guide which charts the movements and people involved and provides a light at the end of the rainbow of dreams and expectations.q--Marshall W. Fishwick, Past President, Popular Culture Association Features of The Guide to United States Popular Culture: 1, 010 pages 1, 600 entries 500 contributors Alphabetic entries Entries range from general topics (golf, film) to specific individuals, items, and events Articles are supplemented by bibliographies and cross references Comprehensive indexBy 1929, about 80 percent of the production was controlled by Ford, General Motors, and the relative newcomer ... aquot;tin lizzieaquot; put car culture within reach of almost all America with low prices, minimal options, and virtually unchanged design.

Title:The Guide to United States Popular Culture
Author:Ray Broadus Browne, Pat Browne
Publisher:Popular Press - 2001


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