The Oxford encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history [electronic resource] / Joan Shelley Rubin, Scott E. Casper, editors in chief.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
1 online resource (2 v. (1550 p.)) : ill.


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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History offers a record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought. The encyclopedia incorporates popular entertainment ranging from minstrel shows to video games, middlebrow ventures like Chautauqua lectures and book clubs, and preoccupations such as "perfectionism" and "wellness" that have shaped Americans' behavior at various points in the past and that continue to influence attitudes in the present. The work also make available recent scholarly insights into the writings of political scientists, philosophers, feminist theorists, social reformers, and other thinkers whose works have furnished the underpinnings of Americans' civic activities and personal concerns.-- From publisher description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Encyclopedia of American cultural and intellectual history
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  • 0199764360 (e-reference)
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