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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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exotic dancing/strip clubs

Culture; American culture

American striptease, with its roots in nineteenth-century French striptease, came to prominence in the mid-1920s when burlesque theater began to feature it as a way to attract audiences. By the ...


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American trust territory in the Marianas (Western Pacific), controlled under UN aegis from the Second World War until 1986. It provoked a US scandal in the 1990s because of sweatshop production ...


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American’s fascination with automobiles has altered homes and public spaces. For houses, these range from suburban extensions of the roof to ward off weather—the carport—to separate structures that ...


Culture; American culture

Americans have a love affair with magazines, creating thousands of periodical publications serving every taste and interest. Magazines communicate ideas, convey popular tastes and persuade the people ...

colonies and colonialism

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Americans have been avid colonizers. Given the United States’ history as a postcolonial nation, this statement may seem perplexing. But Americans have been deeply embroiled in colonial projects in ...


Culture; American culture

Americans have long been committed to the ideal of religious diversity. Though several of the early European settlements in their beginnings experimented with theocracy— Massachusetts with ...

skiing and snowboarding

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Americans have seldom challenged Alpine skiers’ dominance in skiing. Skiing is a very expensive sport that Americans have taken to as a recreation, but very few have been brought up in the kind of ...

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