American Studies Anthology

ISBN-10: 0842028293
ISBN-13: 9780842028295
Edition: 2001
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List price: $44.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 414
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

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. Horwitz's insightful introduction and headnotes seamlessly guide the reader to an understanding of both America and American studies.

Introduction
America as a New Worldp. 1
How America Was Discovered (c. 1735-1815)p. 3
The Tempest (1611)p. 7
A Model of Christian Charity (1630)p. 12
Engel v. Vitale (1962)p. 19
Letter III from an American Farmer (1782)p. 23
To the United States (1827)p. 33
Paddy's Lament (ca. 1865)p. 35
The Spirit of Capitalism (1904)p. 38
On Being an American (1922)p. 50
America as an Independent Nationp. 61
Declaration of Independence (1776)p. 63
Declaration of Sentiments (1848)p. 70
Independence Day Speech (1854)p. 77
The Significance of the Frontier in American History (1893)p. 83
Vietnam's Declaration of Independence (1945)p. 99
Independence Day (1993)p. 103
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? (1852)p. 105
America as a Place to Belongp. 125
Americanism and the Foreign-Born (1915)p. 127
Objections Answered (1913)p. 131
Ain't I a Woman? (1851)p. 143
Trans-National America (1916)p. 146
Americanism (1919)p. 163
Century Readings (1919)p. 171
The One-Hundred Percent American (1937)p. 174
National Brotherhood Week (1965)p. 178
America (1953)p. 181
This Land Is Your Land (1940)p. 183
America as a Land of the Freep. 185
Gettysburg Address (1863)p. 187
The American System (1928)p. 191
The Four Freedoms (1941)p. 199
Bowers v. Hardwick (1986)p. 206
Puerto Ricans (1961)p. 218
Wrestling with the Hard One (1994)p. 222
POPism (1975)p. 228
An Okie from Muskogee (1969)p. 235
Wasteland of the Free (1996)p. 237
Of Our Spiritual Strivings (1903)p. 240
America as an Empirep. 249
The Utility of the Union (1787)p. 250
The Monroe Doctrine (1823)p. 256
The European Colonizations of America (1855)p. 259
The White Man's Burden (1899)p. 266
Cast Away Illusions, Prepare for Struggle (1949)p. 269
U.S. and Mexican Pastimes (1946)p. 274
Ugly American Sightings (2000)p. 277
Letter to Americans (1986)p. 293
America as a Culturep. 299
The American Scholar (1837)p. 301
Ralph Waldo Emerson: Transcendental Critic (1927)p. 319
Factors in America Literary History (1925)p. 330
Middletown Faces Both Ways (1937)p. 340
Cultural Locations: Positioning American Studies in the Great Debate (1992)p. 353
Suggestions for Further Reading on the Roots of American Studiesp. 367
Credits for Selections, Citations, and Visualsp. 371
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