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American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction
Eric Avila

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Very Short Introductions

  • The first book to offer a concise look at the whole of American cultural history, with a clear explanation of what "culture" and "cultural history" mean
  • Emphasizes culture and its relationship to broader political, economic, and social developments
  • Provides a chronological look at the development of American culture, addressing literature, music, art, architecture, theater, film, and the rise of the internet
  • Tells us how previous generations of Americans have imagined themselves, their nation, and their relationship to the world
  • Part of the Very Short Introduction series - millions of copies sold worldwide