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American culture

Art, music, literature, people, sports, technology, business, politics, religion and more in the United States. American culture is primarily Western, but is influenced by African, Asian, and Latin American and Native American cultures.

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Panama/Panama Canal

Culture; American culture

American involvement in Panama has been long and checkered since Theodore Roosevelt, unwilling to pay the Columbian government’s price for access across the isthmus, fomented a nationalist uprising ...

antiques/reproductions

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American middle and upper classes live between ideologies of mobility, equality and opportunity and expressions of status valuing that which is old, inherited or unique. While elite collectors raided ...

adoption

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American parentage is culturally based on shared blood, and, more recently on shared DNA. The basis for “real” parentage has produced ambivalent feelings towards adoption. While Americans have long ...

pharmaceuticals

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American pharmaceutical companies have proven successful in a postwar global marketplace, competing in the 1990s with ever-growing multinationals like the Glaxo Welcome/Smith-Kline Beecham merger. ...

radio

Culture; American culture

American radio has played a prominent role in both utilitarian applications and in the transmission of American news and popular culture. The proliferation of programming options and technological ...

low riders

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American sedans retooled to hug the ground (or “dance” through manipulation of their hydraulic system), especially popular among Mexican Americans in the western borderlands. Since the late 1970s, ...

mascots

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American sports teams, professional, college, high-school and children’s leagues have often adopted animals, mythic humans, or other symbols as emblems and animators for their activities. Many of ...

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