Culture and Customs of the United States by Benjamin F. Shearer

By Benjamin F. Shearer

American lifestyles and tradition is really exact in that it used to be born from many different cultures worldwide. whilst immigrants migrated to the Land of chance, they introduced with them items in their personal background: meals, religions, vacations, gala's, tune, and artwork, simply to identify a couple of. via time, those customs have built into what we now recognize as American existence. discover how even in the US, a number of cultures and customs vary from New England to the Midwest to the Pacific. detect what percentage religions are practiced everywhere in the nation, and the way every one sect differs in its get together. learn the way gender performs a tremendous position in American society, and the way issues have replaced and improved some time past century. Readers will find out about American holidays-religious, federal, or even these fabricated through Hallmark and tv! activities, rest actions, and type additionally play a big position in American tradition, as mentioned during this all-encompassing paintings. realize how American food has advanced from different cultures, akin to Italian, Greek, Mexican, chinese language, Indian, and West Africa, and the way every one zone has its personal indigenous dishes, together with New England clam chowder, Southern jambalaya, and Mid-western lutefisk. modern and vintage literature is additionally mentioned, in addition to the evolution of poetry. Readers will find out about the improvement of mass media, in addition to the expansion of cinema and movies from the 1st silent movie to cutting-edge renowned blockbuster trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean. tune and dance also are mentioned intimately, overlaying the hot York Philharmonic to Woodstock. modern paintings and structure is mentioned in addition to kinds of housing throughout the entire areas of the U.S. This distinctive two-volume addition to the tradition and Customs of the realm sequence offers highschool scholars, either nationwide and foreign, the opportunity to check the us from the skin in. The mosaic of yank tradition involves lifestyles during this expansive but special learn of what makes the us a fancy mix of customs and traditions.

Each quantity during this finished two-volume examine deals chapters that aspect how American lifestyles was once born and the way it has grown, masking the heritage of customs in addition to how traditions at the moment are celebrated in New England, the South, the Midwest, the Pacific Northwest, and the Southwest, in addition to Alaska and Hawaii. Narrative chapters comprise the subsequent:

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Happily, tourists do not have to drive because the subway system is easy to use and gets tourists to the district’s many attractions as well as people to work. It is an American rite of passage to visit the nation’s capital. A trip to Washington is often the first family vacation many children remember. It is a lesson in citizenship. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are on display at the National Archives in what feels like a temple’s most sacred space. S. Capitol, the Supreme Court, and the White House—recall the ancient world’s democracies, which America consciously replaced.

Or the District of Columbia, is the nation’s capital city. New York City is America’s truly international city. With 578 miles of waterfront, an excellent harbor, access to the Great Lakes from the Hudson and Mohawk river systems, and service from three airports, New York City is a major commercial and transportation hub. There are over 1,000,000 flights from New York’s airports each year. It is the financial center of the country, if not the world, and home to the New York Stock Exchange and many major banks.

The tired, pastoral, slow Old South has given way to a New South of broad diversity and opportunity that is on the go. America’s corporate megaculture is as much part of the New South as any other region. Northerners have flocked to the Sunbelt for jobs and warmer weather in what is now a diversified southern economy. Even African Americans whose families earlier forsook the black codes and hopelessness of the Old South have begun returning. The internal migration to the South, at the expense of northern cities, has been so extensive as to endanger the famed southern accent in the booming southern cities.

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