American Icons [3 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the People, by Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

By Dennis R. Hall, Susan G. Hall

;American Icons: An Encyclopedia of the folks, locations, 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 effect our tradition, and colour the way in which the United States is perceived through the area. This A-to-Z choice of essays explores multiple hundred humans, locations, and phenomena that experience taken on iconic prestige in American tradition. the students and writers whose techniques are accrued during this designated three-volume set study 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 yankee icons represents crucial components of our tradition, together with legislation, paintings, nutrition, faith, and technological know-how. that includes greater than a hundred illustrations, this paintings will function a different source for college students of yankee historical past and tradition. The interdisciplinary students during this paintings learn what it potential whilst whatever is categorised as an "icon." What universal beneficial properties do the folks, locations, and issues we deem to be iconic proportion? to start with, an icon generates powerful responses in humans, it frequently stands for a gaggle of values (John Wayne), it displays forces of its time, it may be reshaped or prolonged via imitation, and it usually breaks down boundaries among quite a few segments of yankee tradition, resembling those who exist among white and black the United States, or among low and high paintings. The essays contained during this set learn these types of elements of yankee icons from numerous views and during a full of life diversity 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 course sixty six Superman Viagra Wal-Mart Oprah Winfrey. rapidshare zero

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Austin: U of Texas P, 2002. Hardin, Stephen L. Texian Iliad: A Military History of the Texas Revolution, 1835– 1836. Austin: U of Texas P, 1994. Muhammad Ali J. Peter Williams When the April 1998 issue of GQ named their athlete of the century they printed his picture on their cover, but they felt no need to give their readers his name. The photograph of the most recognizable face on the planet was enough. They could have added that no other athlete, and likely no other public figure, more symbolized his time than Muhammad Ali.

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