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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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American culture

Feminist Art

Culture; American culture

As the second wave of feminism awakened a generation of American women in the late 1960s, so too did it galvanize a community of women artists. Where such artistically matriarchal figures as Georgia ...

Vietnam memorials

Culture; American culture

After the fall of Saigon in May 1975, most Americans wanted to forget the Vietnam War and the servicemen who had fought there for sixteen years. Inspired by the film The Deerhunter (1978), Jan ...

Berlin

Culture; American culture

After the Second World War ended in Europe, Germany was divided into four zones controlled by the Soviet Union, Britain, France and the United States, as was its capital in the Soviet zone. ...

video cassette recorder (VCR)

Culture; American culture

After the VCR was introduced to the American mass market in the mid-1970s, the home entertainment options for many Americans were greatly expanded. In combination with the emergence of cable ...

roadside attractions

Culture; American culture

Alligator farms, tigers at truck stops, homes of historical personages and monuments of kitsch, from giant animals to theme villages, grew up with and along American highways to service and amuse its ...

birth

Culture; American culture

Almost 4 million babies are born in the United States each year. The infant mortality rate has dropped to about 7.6 deaths per 1,000 live births, although this remains higher than some other ...

recycling

Culture; American culture

Along with the popularization of environmental concerns in the 1970s and 1980s came a growing critique of the highly consumerist, resourceintensive American lifestyle. In the wake of Earth Day 1990, ...

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