The American Studies Anthology

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Richard P. Horwitz
Rowman & Littlefield, 2001 - 376 páginas
A rich and rewarding subject of popular imagination, the United States is compellingly portrayed in this first anthology designed specifically for American studies courses. Offering an indispensable introduction to the long and varied history of generalizing about America, leading scholar Richard Horwitz has compiled the definitive anthology for American studies and American culture courses. Brimming with imaginative selections, the reader contains essays, plays, songs, comedy, legal documents, speeches, and poems by a rich array of authors-both domestic and international-whose writings echo recurring American themes. Collectively, the anthology identifies the ways in which scholars and popularizers have attempted to characterize America. Horwitz's insightful introduction summarizes key themes in the study of American culture as he traces the history of the field as well as current controversies. He avoids heavy jargon yet presents a nuanced view of the foundational works in American studies. Preceding the readings with concise, informative introductions, Horwitz seamlessly guides the reader through this distinctive collection.
 

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How America Was Discovered c 17351815
3
The Tempest 1611
7
A Model of Christian Charity 1630
12
Engel v Vitale 1962
19
5 Letter III from an American Farmer 1782
23
To the United States 1827
33
Paddys Lament ca 1865
35
The Spirit of Capitalism 1905
38
Gettysburg Address 1863
187
The American System 1928
191
The Four Freedoms 1941
199
Bowers v Hardwick 1986
206
Puerto Ricans 1961
218
Wrestling with the Hard One 1994
222
POPism1975
228
An Okie from Muskogee 1969
235

On Being an American 1922
50
America as an Independent Nation
61
Declaration of Independence 1776
63
Declaration of Sentiments 1848
70
Independence Day Speech 1854
77
The Significance of the Frontier in American History 1893
83
Vietnams Declaration of Independence 1945
99
Independence Day 1993
103
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? 1852
105
America as a Place to Belong
125
Americanism and the ForeignBorn 1915
127
Objections Answered 1913
131
Aint I a Woman? 1851
143
TransNational America 1916
146
Americanism 1919
163
Century Readings 1919
171
The OneHundred Percent American 1937
174
National Brotherhood Week 1965
178
America 1953
181
This Land Is Your Land 1940
183
America as a Land the Free
185
Wasteland of the Free 1996
237
Of Our Spiritual Strivings 1903
240
America as an Empire
249
The Utility of the Union 1787
250
The Monroe Doctrine 1823
256
The European Colonizations of America 1855
259
The White Mans Burden 1899
266
Cast Away Illusions Prepare for Struggle 1949
269
US and Mexican Pastimes 1946
274
Ugly American Sightings 2000
277
Letter to Americans 1986
293
America as a Culture
299
The American Scholar 1837
301
Ralph Waldo Emerson Transcendental Critic 1927
319
Factors in American Literary History 1925
330
Middletown Faces Both Ways 1937
340
Cultural Locations Positioning American Studies in the Great Debate 1992
353
SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING ON THE ROOTS OF AMERICAN STUDIES
367
CREDITS FOR SELECTIONS CITATIONS AND VISUALS
371
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Richard P. Horwitz is professor of American studies at the University of Iowa, visiting scholar of American civilization at Brown University, and senior fellow in the Coastal Institute at the University of Rhode Island.

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