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North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean

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the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States

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The first book under review, American Civilization. An Introduction, falls to a certain extent into this latter category since, despite covering a wide range of topics and providing very up-to-date information about the United States, it is rather too simplistic to engage the university student.
Before World War II, Bernard Fay (1893-1979) was decorated for bravery in Belgium and at Verdun in World War I, was a professor of French Literature at the University of Clermont-Ferrand and then filled the Chair of American Civilization at the College de France, and was known for his biographies of Benjamin Franklin and F.
And just as Crowe inflamed the actual court by describing the murder of Bobby Franks as "the greatest, the most important, and atrocious killing that ever happened in the State of Illinois or the United States" (Crowe 174), Buckley characterizes Bigger's killing of Mary Dalton and Bessie Mears as "two of the most horrible murders in the history of American civilization" (374).
In the body of this book, Santorum examines what he calls the "five pillars of American civilization"--otherwise put, the arenas within which individuals may cultivate the virtues needed for individual success and for the survival of the American experiment in self-government.
I highly recommend this volume to anyone whose interests include American civilization, World War II, and the current debates of American social policy.
lecture series in the History of American Civilization. Demos set as his objective an admittedly speculative exploration of the movement from what he describes as the circular (more traditional) to the linear (more modern) approaches to living.
When the Native American civilization and the European culture collide in Minneapolis, the Indians lose their land and almost their way of life.
American civilization, the experience of my nation through the past two centuries is rooted in Europe.
Now what has happened to the glorious American civilization that has brought us to the present phase when we see those despicable pictures of mistreated Iraqi prisoners?
"On Law Day, I think our nation can reflect on and consider how we might as a country and how we might as a people appreciate the contributions that ethnic minorities have made to (the) world and American civilization," said ABA President Dennis W.
In a split course called American Civilization, a history instructor and an English teacher give students at Arlington, Virginia's Wakefield High a more complete picture of the opening of the American west than they ever could garner from a single-subject class.
[T]he city was cast as the necessary mirror or American civilization, and fundamental categories of American reality--whiteness, heterosexuality, domestic virtue, feminine purity, middle-class respectability--were constituted in opposition to what was said to exist in cities" (Orsi, 1999, p.
"American law, American order, American civilization and the American flag will plant themselves on shores, hitherto bloody and benighted, but, by those agencies of God, henceforth to be made beautiful and bright."
During our third library tour, Morgan introduces the class to an ultrafiche collection, Library of American Civilization, and the Salem State College Archives.
JOHN STAUFFER, associate professor of English and American civilization at Harvard University, was awarded second prize for The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race, published by Harvard University Press.
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