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Download e-book for kindle: A-Z of Modern America by Alicia Duchak

By Alicia Duchak

ISBN-10: 0203016009

ISBN-13: 9780203016008

ISBN-10: 0415187559

ISBN-13: 9780415187558

An A-Z of recent the United States is a complete cultural dictionary which defines modern the US via its heritage and civilization. The ebook contains entries on:key humans from presidents to Babe RuthAmerican existence, customs, garments and educationlegal, spiritual and governmental practicesmulticulturalism, minorities and civil rightsAn A-Z of contemporary the United States bargains available and full of life definitions of over 3,000 separate goods. The e-book is cross-referenced and hence offers linked hyperlinks and cultural connections whereas the appendices include crucial additional info on American associations, buildings and traditions.

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Books, maps) and other objects. The Smithsonian1 has large collections of Americana. Americans with Disabilities Act (minorities) (ADA) The important federal law (passed in 1990) which prevents discrimination against disabled people in employment because of their disability. , restaurants, theaters, bathrooms) and telephone services become handicapped accessible. Compare Civil Rights Act. AmeriCorps (education) A national service program that promotes full-time or part-time community service in education, public safety, human needs and the environment in exchange for federal help in paying for higher education.

Compare Cotton Club. Apologist/apologist (history) Before the Civil War and especially in the South, a person who supported the use of slavery (for political, economic or religious reasons) and believed in states' rights2 and property rights. Compare Abolition. Appalachia (geography) A general name for those rural regions of the Appalachian Mountains in the present-day states of West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio and Pennsylvania. It is characterized as being a region where heavy coal mining was done in the early twentieth century as well as having long been home to mostly poor, white people.

Sherman. 5 million inhabitants and hosted the summer Olympic games in 1996. It is considered the economic center and unofficial ``capital city'' of the South; it is the center of the ``New South''. See Confederate States of America, March to the Sea, Appendix 3 Professional Teams. ``Atlanta Compromise'', ``the'' (minorities) The popular nickname for the philosophy of Booker T. Washington which accepted racial segregation and encouraged blacks to accept academic, social and political inferiority to whites.

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