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The Americans by Hugo Munsterberg

Title The Americans
Author Hugo Munsterberg
Publisher Routledge
Release 2017-07-05
Category History
Total Pages 639
ISBN 1351485954
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Americans by Hugo Munsterberg stands alongside Alexis de Tocqueville's American Democracy as one of the great works on the New World written by a scholar deeply familiar with the Old World. When originally published, it gave the German public a sense of American life, and was described as "a book which deals in a detailed way with the political, economic, intellectual, and social aspects of American culture." Munsterberg, a world-renowned psychologist at the turn of the twentieth century, noted that "its purpose is to interpret systematically the democratic ideals of America."The primary aim of The Americans is to study the people and America's inner tendencies. It offers a "philosophy of Americanism," the ideology of a people writ whole. Munsterberg's sense of the "spirit" of a people, rather than facts about the people, is revealed in his four cardinal chapters: Self-Direction, Self-Realization, Self-Perfection, and Self-Assertion. While he covers the economic premises of the free market and the politics of party affairs, he considers these the least important. Instead it is the lasting forces and tendencies of American life, rather than problems of the day, that occupy the author. This focus was shared by German readers, for whom the book was conceived, and for those in the United States who read the book in English.The dynamic of strong basic tendencies of democratic forces and lesser, but significant, aristocratic tendencies underwrites the strains and tensions in American society. It also defines the special nature of a book, written more than one hundred years ago, that retains its lively sense of purpose and deep insight into American life. One could well say that this book is required reading in this day and age for Americans and Europeans alike. This is a neglected masterpiece.

Title Robert Frank s The Americans
Author Jonathan Day
Publisher Intellect Books
Release 2011-04-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 200
ISBN 1841504467
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In the mid-1950s, Swiss-born New Yorker Robert Frank embarked on a ten-thousand-mile road trip across America, capturing thousands of photographs of all levels of a rapidly changing society. The resultant photo book, The Americans, represents a seminal moment in both photography and in America's understanding of itself. To mark the book’s fiftieth anniversary, Jonathan Day revisits this pivotal work and contributes a thoughtful and revealing critical commentary. Though the importance of The Americans has been widely acknowledged, it still retains much of its mystery. This comprehensive analysis places it thoroughly in the context of contemporary photography, literature, music, and advertising from its own period through the present.

Notions of the Americans by James Fenimore Cooper

Title Notions of the Americans
Author James Fenimore Cooper
Publisher London : H. Colburn
Release 1831
Category United States
Total Pages 485
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cooper's detailed study was intended for English audiences as a defense against their wide-ranging criticisms. Subjects covered: political systems; manners; landscapes; religion; slavery; the state of arts and letters. Several states are mentioned and discussed, if briefly, though journeys to those locations are not elaborated upon.

In The Time Of The Americans by David Fromkin

Title In The Time Of The Americans
Author David Fromkin
Publisher Vintage
Release 2013-01-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 800
ISBN 0307766063
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Coming of age during World War I and attaining their finest hour in World War II and the Cold War, these men -- FDR, Truman, Eisenhower, Marshall, MacArthur -- transformed America from an isolated frontier nation into a global superpower. As he tells their stories, Fromkin, author of A Peace to End All Peace, shows how this generation not only made America great but largely succeeded in making it a force for good.

Title The Americans in the Great War Vol II
Author Michelin Guides
Publisher Andrews UK Limited
Release 2012-10-29
Category History
Total Pages 146
ISBN 1781505691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Volume II of III This volume is sub-titled The Battle of St Mihiel, and covers St Mihiel, Pont a Mouson and Metz. The first 18 pages provide the historical background, how the St Mihiel salient was formed in September 1914 and how it was eventually eliminated four years later, in September 1918. Details of the American forces (corps and divisions) involved are given with photos of some of their commanders. Then follow the outlines of three guided tours round the battlefields with comments on the scenes of interest and accounts of the fighting. The first tour covers Verdun to Commercy, via Calonne trench, Eparges, Apremont Forest, Ailly Wood and St Mihiel, including a visit to the latter. The next trip goes from Commercy to Metz, via Pont a Mousson and including a visit to Pretre Wood where there was heavy fighting from Sep 1914 to May 1915 when it finally passed into French hands and remained there. It ends with a tour of Metz. The third tour runs from Metz to Verdun via Etain, the main place of interest visited on this leg which does not take in the Verdun battlefield. Good maps and battlefield photos all make this an interesting piece of WWI history.

Title The Americans The National Experience
Author Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher Vintage
Release 2010-07-07
Category History
Total Pages 528
ISBN 0307756475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This second volume in "The Americans" trilogy deals with the crucial period of American history from the Revolution to the Civil War. Here we meet the people who shaped, and were shaped by, the American experience—the versatile New Englanders, the Transients and the Boosters. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize.

Title The Americans with Disabilities Act
Author
Publisher Bureau of National Affairs Incorporated
Release 1990
Category Law
Total Pages 337
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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