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The Resource Inventing American tradition : from the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo, Jack David Eller

Inventing American tradition : from the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo, Jack David Eller

Label
Inventing American tradition : from the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo
Title
Inventing American tradition
Title remainder
from the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo
Statement of responsibility
Jack David Eller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What really happened on the first Thanksgiving? How did a British drinking song become the national anthem of the United States? And what makes Superman so darned American? Every tradition, even the noblest and most cherished, has a history, nowhere more so than in the USA, which was born with a relative indifference, if not hostility, to the past. Most Americans would be surprised to learn just how recent and controversial the origins of their traditions are, as well as how those origins are often related to the trauma of the Civil War and to fears for American identity stemming from immigration and socialism. Inventing American Tradition explores a wide range of beloved traditions, including political symbols, holidays, lifestyles and fictional characters, and looks at the people who conceived of and adapted them into the forms familiar to Americans and the innumerable people around the world influenced by American culture today. What emerges is the realization that all traditions are invented by particular people at particular times for particular reasons, and that the process of traditioning is forever ongoing."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
BUB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eller, Jack David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Popular culture
  • American Dream
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • American Dream
  • Manners and customs
  • National characteristics, American
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • HISTORY / North America
  • Kultur
  • Massenkultur
  • Tradition
  • USA
Label
Inventing American tradition : from the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo, Jack David Eller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: tradition is not what it used to be -- American political traditions. Of thee I sing: national anthem ; You're a grand old rag: American flag ; The new American man: Uncle Sam ; The republic for which it stands: pledge of allegiance and motto -- American holiday traditions. We gather together: Thanksgiving ; Honor thy mother and father, etc.: mother's day and father's day ; Lest we forget: patriotic holidays ; We are the world: ethnic American holidays -- American lifestyle traditions. America in a word: "OK" ; I'd like to teach the world: Coca-Cola ; Meals on wheels: hamburger ; America's individualistic uniform: blue jeans -- American traditional characters. And the American way: Superman ; Who's the leader of the club? Mickey Mouse ; You'll go down in history: some American characters -- Conclusion: the future of American tradition
Control code
1052849025
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781780239866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052849025
Label
Inventing American tradition : from the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo, Jack David Eller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: tradition is not what it used to be -- American political traditions. Of thee I sing: national anthem ; You're a grand old rag: American flag ; The new American man: Uncle Sam ; The republic for which it stands: pledge of allegiance and motto -- American holiday traditions. We gather together: Thanksgiving ; Honor thy mother and father, etc.: mother's day and father's day ; Lest we forget: patriotic holidays ; We are the world: ethnic American holidays -- American lifestyle traditions. America in a word: "OK" ; I'd like to teach the world: Coca-Cola ; Meals on wheels: hamburger ; America's individualistic uniform: blue jeans -- American traditional characters. And the American way: Superman ; Who's the leader of the club? Mickey Mouse ; You'll go down in history: some American characters -- Conclusion: the future of American tradition
Control code
1052849025
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9781780239866
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052849025

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