By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall
;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, areas, and issues that experience formed Our tradition КНИГИ ; КУЛЬТУРА и ИСКУССТВО Автор: Dennis R. corridor, Susan Grove corridor Название: American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folk, locations, and issues that experience formed Our tradition Издательство: Greenwood PressГод: 2006 Формат: pdf Размер: 18 Mb Язык: английскийWhat do Madonna, Ray Charles, Mount Rushmore, suburbia, the banjo, and the Ford Mustang have in universal? even if we love, forget about, or deplore them, all of them impression our tradition, and colour the way in which the USA is perceived by way of the area. This A-to-Z number of essays explores multiple hundred humans, areas, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose techniques are collected during this distinctive three-volume set research those icons via a various array of views and fields of workmanship. starting from the Alamo to Muhammad Ali, from John Wayne to the zipper, this option of yank icons represents crucial parts of our tradition, together with legislation, paintings, foodstuff, faith, and technology. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a distinct source for college kids of yank historical past and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings study what it potential while whatever is classified as an "icon." What universal beneficial properties do the folks, areas, and issues we deem to be iconic percentage? firstly, an icon generates powerful responses in humans, it usually stands for a gaggle of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged by way of imitation, and it usually breaks down limitations among a number of segments of yankee tradition, akin to those who exist among white and black the US, or among low and high artwork. The essays contained during this set learn these kinds of features of yank icons from a number of views and during a full of life variety of rhetoric kinds. one of the icons tested the following are:The Alamo Barbie Ray Charles James Dean Ford Mustang Jimi Hendrix Las Vegas Madonna McDonald's Peanuts path sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero
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With irrigation, especially in deep South Texas, industrial farming required cheap and mobile workers. Mexicans were seen as the ideal population for this task. The rebirth of the Alamo in 1905 coincides with the social changes going on in Texas. S. democratic 7 8 AMERICAN ICONS ideals, serves to rationalize the Mexican community’s increased segregation and economic erosion. The image of treacherous Mexicans produced by the myth of the Alamo story justified the racist establishment of Jim Crow segregation throughout Texas.
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