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American Identities is a blinding array of basic files and important essays culled from American historical past, literature, memoir, and pop culture that discover significant currents and traits in American background from 1945 to the current. The textbook charts the wealthy multiplicity of yankee identities as refracted in the course of the various lenses of race, type, and gender, and formed by means of universal historic social strategies reminiscent of migration, households, paintings, and struggle. instead of easily educating historical past, American Identities actively engages scholars within the history-making procedure whereas constructing the talents an important to examining significant and enduring cultural texts.
Substantial editorial subject and the accompanying instructorвЂ™s consultant supply assets for school room use and for pupil tasks, together with:
Headnotes and learn advisor questions for every interpreting workouts for person and team interpreting and viewing Time-lines Interview questions Bibliographies to lead scholars into changing into readers of yankee tradition and historians in their households
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