Culture as History

Culture as History

The Transformation of American Society in the Twentieth Century

Book - 1984
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Random House, Inc.
With amazing creativity, clarity, and wit, Warren Susman (1927-1985) takes us on a provocative tour of the highlights of American culture. By looking at all types of 20th-century culture—highbrow, lowbrow, and middlebrow—Susman shows how culture itself has become a battleground for competing visions of American life. Fourteen essays include such topics as the nature of American conservatism, the cultural contradictions of a consumer society, and the role of the urban experience in the development of American culture.

Baker & Taylor
This collection of essays provides an analysis of the transformation of American society from a nation of earnest workers, still close to their Puritan past, to the leisure-oriented consumer society of today

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1984
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780394721613
Characteristics: xxx, 321 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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